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Piedmont University Singers to Give Celebratory Performance Nov. 11

The Piedmont University Singers will give their first public performance in nearly two years at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus, 1021 Central Ave. “The Piedmont Singers last performed in fall 2019, just before the start of the COVID pandemic.  We are thrilled to once again convene this talented…

Piedmont University Presents ‘Walk Two Moons’ Beginning Nov. 18

Piedmont University’s Theatre Department will present Walk Two Moons, a story of abandonment, grief, and identity, beginning Nov. 18. Based on the bestselling Newberry Medal-winning novel by Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons follows 15-year-old Sal and her friend, Phoebe. Sal’s mother left her more than a year ago, and Phoebe’s mother has recently disappeared. The…

Piedmont Honors Outstanding Alumni at Homecoming Ceremony

Piedmont University honored several outstanding alumni during its Homecoming festivities on Oct. 23. In addition to the presentation of Alumni Awards and inductions into the university’s Sports Hall of Fame, Homecoming included entertainment by Atlanta Rhythm Section and Ivan Duke Band, as well as an art exhibit honoring deceased professor Leroy Young. “It was an…

Piedmont Celebrates $25,000 Gift from Georgia Power

Piedmont University has received a $25,000 gift from Georgia Power to support its Lillian E. Smith Center. Area Manager Brent Edwards presented the check to Piedmont President James F. Mellichamp during a visit to the Demorest campus on Oct. 21. “Georgia Power is very committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice,” Edwards said. “We…

For Educator Hensley, Piedmont Visits with Students are ‘Like Coming Home’

Britt Hensley ’12 in Piedmont’s production of “The Taming of the Shrew” in 2014.

Britt Hensley ’12 fell in love with the Piedmont University campus in Demorest. Then she fell for the family feeling in the theatre department. “There are kinships that you’re able to have with the people in your department and your professors. They know your face and know your name. You’re not just a number like…

Three-Time Piedmont Grad Nic Johnson Now a Successful Performer, Music Teacher

Nic Johnson

When he enrolled at Piedmont University, Nic Johnson knew only three things for sure: He wanted to take voice lessons, learn to play the piano, and start a gospel choir. What he would do next, he had no idea. Now, with three Piedmont degrees to his name, Johnson is proud to say he achieved everything…

Piedmont University to Host Exhibition Celebrating Life, Impact of Art Professor Leroy Young

Leroy-Young

Piedmont University will host an exhibition featuring the work of Leroy Young, an art professor who passed away in 2020, from Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, 567 Georgia St. in Demorest. Young taught at Piedmont from 2000 to 2008. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Vietnam…

Piedmont University is Now on TikTok

Piedmont University is now on TikTok.

Piedmont University is now on TikTok! Piedmont posted its first video on the social media platform on Oct. 1. In the video, Mass Communications Professor Dale Van Cantfort, who also serves as Faculty Senate president, and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jim Peeples perform the Grace Kelly challenge. Millions of TikTok users have performed the Grace…

Piedmont University to Host Award-Winning Seraph Brass for Oct. 19 Performance

Seraph Brass

Piedmont University will host Seraph Brass, an award-winning, all-female ensemble, for a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the chapel located on the Demorest campus. The performance is free and open to the public. Face coverings and social distancing will be required. Drawing from a roster of the nation’s top female brass players,…