Category: Piedmont Promise

McKinney and the Manikin

For nearly a decade, Bob has been prodded, poked, and cared for by Piedmont students. He’s been diagnosed with cancer, had hundreds of strokes and heart attacks, and has endured death many, many times.            Bob, a high-fidelity medical manikin, takes it in stride. It’s for a good cause. He teaches nursing students. His symptoms and…

Back to busy

In Athens, the Georgia Bulldogs had pulled ahead of Vanderbilt 16-10, but an unanswered touchdown two minutes into the final quarter ultimately put the Commodores in the win column. It was October 15, 2016. Piedmont University senior Gilbert “Bert” Ibarra had attended the game with a couple of lacrosse teammates. Walking back to the car,…

Turning twenty

It’s been about two decades since Dr. Frances Brown first stepped onto Piedmont’s campus. Back then, she had a herculean job: start a nursing program. In her mind was an endless checklist: program accreditation, student recruitment, developing curriculum, hiring faculty, and a feasibility study among many others. But Brown, then 64, was uniquely equipped for…