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Nursing students’ perseverance celebrated at Athens, Demorest events

Piedmont University nursing students were applauded as they entered the space where a “Heroes Learn Here” pizza party was about to start. Faculty from the R.H. Daniel School of Nursing wanted to celebrate their perseverance and success. “We put this lunch together to acknowledge that we know you have been out on the frontlines giving…

More than 350 students take part in third Piedmont Symposium

More than 350 students participated in the third annual Piedmont University Symposium on April 14. The high-profile event embodies the Piedmont Promise “practical” pillar by providing research opportunities for students.  The event is becoming a tradition at Piedmont and is a celebration of research, creativity, and inquiry. Studies have shown that students who receive these…

Camerata to perform May 23

Piedmont University’s artists-in-residence chamber ensemble, Piedmont Camerata, will present a free concert 4 p.m., May 23 in the Chapel on the Demorest campus. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited and registration is required.  Please visit our Fine Arts Event Guidelines webpage to learn more. The ensemble includes Heather Baird-Strachan, violin; Rachael Fischer, violin;…

Piedmont University to host concert March 30

The Piedmont University a cappella group, Cantabile, will present a free concert that will include jazz, pop, Broadway, and traditional African-American music at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 30 in the Piedmont University Chapel. Works by Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein, Bobby Troup, and others will be performed. Members of the group are Piedmont students Matthew Bramlett,…

Disaster drill 2021

More than 200 Piedmont students participated in the college’s annual disaster drill March 24, which simulated a tornado and fire in the Swanson Center for the Performing Arts. Among the agencies involved in the annual drill included the City of Demorest Police and Fire departments, Habersham County Medical Center and EMS, Habersham County Fire Department,…

Magazine ranks Piedmont top private college in Georgia

Piedmont University has been rated the top private college in Georgia by James Magazine. Published in the magazine’s July/August “Education” issue, PIedmont ranked ahead of nine other private colleges. The popular Georgia magazine is published six times a year and covers business, education, and politics in the Peach State. James also ranked Georgia’s universities and technical schools. The magazine…

Legacy of Love

Alexandra Nicole Faerber ’15 was a kind soul with a free spirit who could be tough when she needed to be. She liked to help people in need and would not abide anyone being excluded. “She didn’t judge others,” said her father, Craig. “She accepted people and just assumed they were good.” Alexandra, who was…

Hatfield making her own history in the Nacoochee Valley

As a preteen, Madison Hatfield ’21 wanted to take a “fun family weekend trip” to Andersonville, a tiny Georgia town once home to a prisoner-of-war camp. Thousands of Union soldiers died of scurvy and dysentery in the 14 months the Confederacy operated the camp during the Civil War.            Dr. Beth Lovern, Associate Professor of anthropology…

Astolfi wins teaching award

Piedmont University Artist-in-Residence and Pianist Dr. Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi has been awarded the 2020 Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Award. The accolade, established in 2011, recognizes music educators for excellence in teaching and inspiring young people to study piano. In a commendation letter, Steinway recognized Astolfi’s resilience “throughout a difficult and restrictive year.” “Your commitment…

Piedmont launches digital marketing program

Adapting to an ever-changing economy and job outlook, Piedmont University announced today that in the fall it will begin offering a concentration in Digital Marketing as part of its bachelor’s degree program in Business Administration. The program, offered through the college’s Harry W. Walker Walker College of Business, will teach students how to leverage social…