Tag: mass communications

Dr. Joe Dennis Once Feared What Is Now His Favorite Part of the Job

Professor with four students after a graduation ceremony.

Piedmont University reminds Dr. Joe Dennis of the small, private, liberal arts school he attended, North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. “The second I stepped onto Piedmont’s campus, it reminded me of my alma mater. I remember the close relationships I was able to establish with faculty and staff, and the numerous opportunities presented to…

More than 300 Receive Degrees at Piedmont University Commencement Ceremonies

Student surrounded by family members on graduation day.

A total of 307 Piedmont University students received undergraduate and graduate degrees on Friday, May 5, during two commencement ceremonies. The graduate ceremony was held at 10:30 a.m., with the undergraduate service following at 1:30 p.m. Both were held in the Johnny Mize Athletic Center on the Demorest campus. Awards were also given during commencement….

Student Newspaper The Roar Brings Home Record Number of Awards

Student with their professor and awards for the student newspaper

Note: This story appeared, appropriately, in The Roar, Piedmont’s student newspaper. Roar staff writer Chloe Spradiin wrote it. The Roar earned a school record 16 awards from the Georgia College Press Association (GCPA) for work produced in the 2022 calendar year. The awards were announced April 7 at the annual GCPA Institute in Athens. “This is truly…

Piedmont University Students Add to Telly Award Collection

Piedmont University students continue to rack up awards for video production. They recently received two bronze Telly awards, which honor excellence in video and television. One Telly went to Megan Schaefer (Flowery Branch, Georgia) for her video, Todd’s Story, about her father’s bout with depression. She produced, shot, and edited the piece as part of…

Piedmont Student News Organization Makes History with First Place Award from Georgia College Press Association

For the first time in Piedmont University history, The Roar, the student news organization, has received a first place General Excellence Award from the Georgia College Press Association (GCPA). The Roar competes in the GCPA’s Division B, comprised of institutions with fewer than 8,000 students. Piedmont beat out Highlands College and Berry College for the…

Piedmont Student Completing His Degree While Traveling the Country Making Monster Jam Videos

Photo of Tyler Goins using his camera.

Still months from graduation, Piedmont University student Tyler Goins is already traveling the country, creating professional videos to promote Monster Jam, the popular motorsports event. “This job seemed so far out of my hands, like a big jump for me,” said Goins. “I didn’t think someone my age could be doing this, but I am.”…