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Piedmont to hold summer graduation July 26 in Demorest

Jul 16th, 2019

Piedmont College will add 258 new members to its alumni rolls with a Commencement ceremony 10 a.m., Friday, July 26 in the Johnny Mize Athletic Center at the campus in Demorest.

President James F. Mellichamp and Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas A. “Gus” Arrendale III will present diplomas to students earning Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Business Administration, Certificate of Cardiovascular Technology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Education Specialist, and Doctor of Education degrees.

The Commencement speaker will be Dr. Ronnie Booth, who has devoted 36 years to higher education and retired June 30 as President of Tri-County Technical College. Under Booth’s leadership, the college – based in Pendleton, South Carolina – launched three community campuses, three workforce training centers, an economic development center, and an industrial technology center. Before joining Tri-County in 2003, Booth, served in leadership roles at Gainesville College, Piedmont College, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, Massachusetts).