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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,…

Culture changer

According to some statistics, the average working adult will shift careers between five and seven times during a working life. That number is about right for Dr. Ed Taylor, who is retiring June 30 as Dean of the Walker Walker College of Business. Taylor, a Kentucky native, has been a computer software engineer, military colonel,…

With a little help from your friends

Last spring, Dr. Perry Rettig, Piedmont’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, had just wrapped up a Board presentation when a Trustee pulled him aside. During his two-hour team talk, Rettig, who has a gift for breaking down difficult concepts into simple, easy-to-understand terms, had discussed the complexities of higher education admission and…

Tavernier to lead Piedmont’s College of Education

Dr. Mark Tavernier, Interim Dean of Piedmont’s College of Education, can strike the word interim from his job title, the college announced today. A Michigan native, Tavernier joined Piedmont in 2017 as associate professor and took on the role of interim dean in July. Before joining Piedmont, he was an associate superintendent for the Clarke…

An authentic southern voice

In his Stewart Hall office at Piedmont, biology professor Dr. Carlos Camp has an eclectic collection. There is a framed front page of a London newspaper printed in 1814, a diorama with hand-painted toy soldiers depicting a pivotal moment in the Battle of Waterloo, and a “Jinx and Jasper” film cell from an animated short…

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…

A visionary for the vision impaired

There are roughly 2,500 blind students living in Georgia and Tennessee. Of these, only a fraction has heard of Dr. Kathy Segers. But no one, according to advocates and educators, has had a greater impact of the lives of visually impaired students in this pair of states than Segers. During a career that has spanned…