Category: News

Hired Before Graduation: Piedmont University’s Spring 2022 Health Sciences Grads are Already Succeeding in the Workforce

This spring, three graduates earned master’s degrees in health sciences from Piedmont University, and all three were hired in their field before they crossed the commencement stage. “Our programs are designed to prepare and position graduates for success in the workforce. These are exactly the kind of outcomes we strive for and celebrate. We are…

Contemporary Art Exhibition on Display at Piedmont University’s Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art Through Aug. 18

Piedmont University’s Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art will display an exhibition of contemporary art from the permanent collection through Aug. 18. The museum, 567 Georgia Street in Demorest, is open from 12 to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. A closing reception will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 18. Admission to the museum is free. The reception…

Piedmont Business Alumnus Uses Lessons He Learned from His Professors on a Daily Basis

In his work as a consultant with Austin, Texas-based Abrigo, two-time Piedmont University Walker College of Business alumnus Zach Englert creates economic models that assist financial institutions in making complex, multimillion-dollar decisions. As he looks ahead to the next quarter or fiscal year, Englert is also always looking back, to the lessons he learned as…

Piedmont University Begins Presidential Search; Barbara Strain to Chair Search Committee

Piedmont University is moving swiftly to identify a successor to President James F. Mellichamp, who announced his retirement on Monday.   Board of Trustees Chairman Gus Arrendale has appointed Barbara Strain as chair of the search committee. Strain is a lifelong Habersham County resident and a longtime supporter of the university. She joined the Board of…

Piedmont University President James F. Mellichamp Announces Retirement

At a special meeting of the Piedmont University Board of Trustees called earlier today, President James F. Mellichamp announced his decision to retire as soon as a permanent successor can be named.  During his 40 years at Piedmont, Mellichamp has served as a faculty member, dean, vice president for academic affairs, provost, and for the…

Educators Gather at Piedmont’s LES Center for New Civil Rights Program

teachers in the museum at Piedmont

Piedmont University’s Lillian E. Smith Center hosted “The Civil Rights Movement in Northeast Georgia,” a first-of-its-kind program for educators, June 13-17.  Lillian E. Smith attended Piedmont for one year, 1915-16. She was a social justice activist and acclaimed author of Strange Fruit and Killers of the Dream. The Lillian E. Smith (LES) Center is located at the site…

New Piedmont University Nursing Lab Will Include Beds Provided by Habersham Medical Center

Piedmont University is constructing a new nursing skills lab that will be complete with hospital beds provided by longtime partner Habersham Medical Center. The lab will be located on the first floor of Daniel Hall on Piedmont’s Demorest campus. “We are thrilled to make this space available for our Nursing students. This lab will be…

Piedmont University Students Add to Telly Award Collection

Piedmont University students continue to rack up awards for video production. They recently received two bronze Telly awards, which honor excellence in video and television. One Telly went to Megan Schaefer (Flowery Branch, Georgia) for her video, Todd’s Story, about her father’s bout with depression. She produced, shot, and edited the piece as part of…

With Faculty’s Help, Piedmont University Student Combines Theater, Accounting for a Major That Fits Just Right

The Piedmont University experience is defined by small class sizes, meaningful relationships between students and faculty, and an environment where students are free to be themselves — and discover who they want to be. Perhaps no one better embodies what it means to attend Piedmont University than Jonathan Furlow. “Piedmont is a place where you…