Category: Passionate

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 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…

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…

Piedmont Will Celebrate First-Generation Students on Nov. 8

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On Monday, Nov. 8, Piedmont University will celebrate first-generation students, faculty, staff, and alumni. To be First-Gen means a student’s parents did not complete a four-year college degree. The 2021 First-Gen Student Celebration will be held 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. upstairs in the Commons Conference Room in Demorest and in Room 312 on the Athens campus….

Piedmont’s Own 30-Member Conservatory String Ensemble to Perform in November

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Heather Strachan will lead the 30-member Piedmont Conservatory Strings orchestra in performing works by six living composers, including Eric Whitacre and Karl Jenkins, in a concert set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Strachan is the director of the Piedmont Conservatory Strings, Artist-in-Residence at the Piedmont University Conservatory of Music, and a founding member of…

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…

‘The Ferrari of Choral Singing’: Piedmont’s Cantabile Performs Oct. 28

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Piedmont University’s elite student singing ensemble, Cantabile, will perform a repertoire ranging from Estonian folk songs to pop hits during their Oct. 28 concert at the Demorest campus. Cantabile is a small ensemble comprised of only six performers. Students undergo a rigorous audition process before being invited to join Cantabile.  “It’s like the Ferrari of…

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

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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…