Category: Piedmont Promise

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,…

Piedmont, emergency services to hold disaster drill March 24

The Piedmont University of R.H. Daniel School of Nursing and Health Sciences along with area emergency agencies will hold a disaster drill on March 24 at the campus in Demorest. Associate Professor Karen Greilich said the drill will include about 80 junior nursing students from the Demorest and Athens campuses who will play the role…

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…

MSMA to feature works of Toccoa artist

The Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art (MSMA) will open Marie T. Cochran: Notes of an Affrilachian daughter in the era of COVID-19 with a February 25 public reception that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through March 25. Cochran is the Lehman Brady Visiting Professor at the Center for Documentary Studies…

The Art of Aiming High

Hayden Giovino’s grit, determination, focus, and passion, along with the help of art professor Rebecca Brantley, helped get him a coveted spot in a program with the High Museum in Atlanta….

Persevering through a Pandemic

Piedmont athletic teams had no problem getting dressed up for the fall season. Finding somewhere to go proved to be a challenge. “Almost impossible,” says athletics director Jim Peeples when asked how difficult it was to schedule opponents in the fall, “and I think that has been a drain on our coaching staff. They were…

Remembering Anna

Last fall, the Piedmont community was shaken by news that one of its own—freshman Anna Mackenzie Whitlock—had died in an automobile accident while on the way to campus. In August, members of Anna’s family visited the Demorest campus to celebrate her life and dedicate a memorial bench in her name. The bench, flanked by three…

Bringing calm to chaos

Callahan serves with veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon Greyshirts are hard charging, take control and get-stuff-done types who bring a sense of calm after a catastrophe. They belong to Team Rubicon, a nonprofit organization led by veterans that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response…

Piedmont forensics students could help solve 15-year-old murder case

Haley Bolt ’20, Veronica Cappas ’20, and Breanna Kramer ’20 may have helped solve a murder that happened when they were in kindergarten. Their work is evidence of Piedmont’s powerful forensics program, one that takes students like them outside the laboratory and into real-world investigative work. Bolt, Cappas, and Kramer helped develop fresh leads in…