Category: Piedmont Promise

Piedmont Helps Former Pharmacy Tech Become Nurse

Before becoming a Piedmont student, Marcus Buffington was a nationally certified pharmacy technician for CVS for eight years. After that, he took his pharmacological skills to the emergency department at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Buffington was something of a detective in the ER, tracking down a patient’s medications when it appeared they might…

Piedmont University’s High-Impact Practices Recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education

Piedmont University’s work to provide students with hands-on, real-world learning experiences has caught the attention of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Piedmont is featured in a special publication by The Chronicle titled “Reimagining the Student Experience, How Colleges Can Help Students Connect, Belong, and Engage.” The Chronicle is a national leader in higher education journalism,…

Nimmo Brings Problem-Solving Skills to Role as Interim VPAA

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If there is anything Piedmont University Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve Nimmo loves more than fishing, it is those light bulb moments when a student grasps a mathematical concept.  “You have found the way for them to figure out how to understand it,” Nimmo said. “Finding what works for a particular student,…

Piedmont University to Premier Original Musical Work About Civil Rights Activist Lillian E. Smith

Piedmont University will premier an original musical work titled “How Am I to Be Heard?” about the life and pioneering work of civil rights activist Lillian E. Smith. Smith was a writer who penned the best-selling novel “Strange Fruit,” about an interracial relationship that takes place in Georgia in the 1920s. She was also active…

A Piedmont University Degree Is One of the State’s Best Returns on Investment, New Study Finds

Piedmont University provides graduates with one of the best returns on investment among all the state’s private, nonprofit educational institutions, according to a new study by Georgetown University. “Piedmont University prides itself on offering an exceptional educational experience designed to prepare students for success in their intended careers,” said Piedmont President James F. Mellichamp. “The…

Fine Art is the Focus for FACE Event

The Fine Arts College Experience (FACE) welcomes junior and senior high school students to campus to experience Piedmont University and share their talents with professors. This year’s event will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. Unlike a general college visit, FACE provides specific information for students interested in the fine arts. Students…

Dia de la Familia Helps Hispanic Families Navigate Higher Education

Books have been written about applying to college because the process can be daunting and the language bewildering. Accepted, admitted, deferred admission, FAFSA, rolling admission, weighted grade point average — what does it all mean? Imagine how much more difficult it would be to do it all in a foreign language and the difference it…

She’s 63 and has just been diagnosed with a learning disability. That’s not stopping Piedmont student Carmen Schuerman.

For 63 years, Carmen Schuerman struggled with mathematics. She failed the second grade. She needed fingers and toes to work problems others could solve with paper and pencil. When the math became too advanced, she had to draw dots contained in circles to help her “see” the sums and quotients. At one of her first…