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Piedmont University to Offer Bachelor of Science in Accounting Beginning in Fall 2022

Piedmont University will offer a new degree program for aspiring accountants beginning in fall 2022. “We listened closely to what our students needed, and we responded with the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program,” said Dr. J. Kerry Waller, dean of Piedmont’s Walker College of Business. “We are pleased to offer this degree as a…

Piedmont University Installs Historical Marker at Lillian E. Smith Center

Piedmont University on Wednesday unveiled a historical marker recognizing the work of Civil Rights advocate and Piedmont alumna Lillian E. Smith. The marker, installed in conjunction with the Georgia Historical Society, becomes one of more than 2,200 historical markers in the state and is the newest edition to Georgia’s Civil Rights Trail. The marker, which…

‘Whatever We Can Do to Support Our Students’: Piedmont University Employees Complete Suicide Prevention Training

Employees throughout Piedmont University are now better prepared to prevent suicide after completing Question, Persuade, Refer — QPR — training. “There is a global mental health crisis currently, and at Piedmont University, we feel that whatever we can do to better support our students is worth our time and effort,” said Vice President for Student…

Two Soon-to-Be Piedmont Nursing Graduates Celebrate Recent Job Offers

Two soon-to-be Piedmont University Nursing graduates know where they’ll be working after they receive their degrees — and for both, their new jobs perfectly fit the lives they envision for themselves. “Piedmont’s rigorous nursing program is designed to produce highly qualified, highly sought-after graduates who are prepared to deliver the very best in patient care,”…

Piedmont University Receives Grant to Digitize More than 100 Recordings of Social Activist Lillian E. Smith

With a newly secured grant from the Virginia-based Council on Library and Information Resources, Piedmont University’s Lillian E. Smith Center will digitize more than 100 recordings, most of which haven’t been heard in more than 70 years. “We don’t know what we’re going to find, but we expect that whatever these recordings contain, they will…

Piedmont University’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, Wind Ensemble to Perform in April

Piedmont University’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles and Wind Ensemble will perform free concerts in April. Instrumental Chamber Ensembles The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles will perform the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Bridge, Stein, and other compositions handpicked to showcase their talents during a concert at 4 p.m. on April 10. The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles are comprised of students…

MBA Alumna Is First Director of Engagement & African American Heritage

Piedmont University Master of Business Administration alumna Hope Iglehart has been named Historic Athens’ first director of engagement and African American heritage, a position in which she’ll continue doing what she loves most: discovering and sharing stories from Athens’ rich past. Historic Athens announced Iglehart’s position in January. Historic Athens is a nonprofit organization that…

Piedmont’s First Communication Sciences and Disorders Students Conducting Research with Potentially Far-Reaching Impacts

Piedmont University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program has been in place less than a year, but already its students are contributing research that will help shape the future of the profession.   Next week, at the Piedmont Symposium, the university’s annual showcase of academic research and creative inquiry, two Communication Sciences and Disorders students will…

Salon Owner and Real Estate Broker: ‘My Piedmont MBA Opened a Lot of Doors for Me’

With her Master of Business Administration from Piedmont University, Barbara Sheats is managing a family business that’s long been a staple of the Athens community, while also forging her own path in the real estate industry. “My Piedmont education is helping me in both businesses,” Sheats said. “It’s opened my eyes to a lot of…

Largest-Ever Piedmont Symposium to Take Place April 6

The Piedmont Symposium, an annual showcase of academic excellence that has more than quadrupled in size since its inception, will take place April 6 at Piedmont’s Demorest and Athens campuses. “Piedmont Symposium is an exciting day when the entire university comes together to celebrate the work of our students,” said President James F. Mellichamp. “I…