Piedmont College is a private liberal arts institution founded in 1897 to serve residents of the Appalachian area of northeast Georgia, USA. When the college was first founded, it was established as the J.S. Green Collegiate Institute named after a local banker. In 1899, the name was shortened to the J.S. Green College. By 1902, the college was formally renamed Piedmont College.
Piedmont has a history of more than 111 years of providing education to people from across the world. There have been eleven different presidents of the college who have each helped Piedmont get to where it is now.
Piedmont College educates students to become successful and responsible citizens through rigorous academic instruction in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. Learning opportunities are provided through undergraduate and graduate programs offered at various locations. The institution emphasizes high ethical standards and respect for diversity.
Johnny "Big Cat" Mize, baseball Hall of Famer. Played for Piedmont in 1930s and now the athletic center and museum on Piedmont's campus are named for him. Jonathan Clark Rogers (Class of 1906) President of North Georgia College from 1933ï¿½1949 later president of the University of Georgia from 1949-1950. Diana Palmer (Class of 1995) Author of many novels including Diamond Girl, which was made into a movie in 1998. Lillian Smith studied at Piedmont from 1915-1916. She authored Strange Fruit. Soong May-ling went to Piedmont for 8th grade in 1908. She was the wife of President Chiang Kai-shek; she played a prominent role in the politics of the Republic of China. Phillip M. Landrum (Class of 1938) U.S. Congressman. Marvin Hudson (Class of 1986) Baseball umpire of the 2004 All-Star Game and the 2005 National League Division Series. Jason Smith Soccer coach of the Atlanta Silverbacks.
Rural 300 acres (121.4 ha)