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About Piedmont International University

Piedmont International University is an established provider of exceptional Christian higher education. Our passion is to graduate men and women who are thoroughly equipped to be successful global leaders who live abundant lives.

Piedmont's history dates back over a hundred years — one of its constituent colleges, the erstwhile John Wesley University, had its origins in 1903, and is recognized as the oldest undergraduate theological institution in North Carolina. In its modern form, PIU has been educating students for successful careers since 1945 and is proud to enable the success of thousands of graduates all over the world.

Amidst national concern about rising student debt, Piedmont is pioneering the delivery of exceptional academic curriculum in an affordable form. Our degree programs incorporate the latest research about employment trends and workplace skills gaps to provide students with a competitive advantage. And Piedmont puts classroom teaching first – emphasizing the quality of the learning experience as much as research, impact, and engagement. Our focus is student-centric and designed to ensure that you learn the competencies and skills sought by employers.

Join Piedmont's vibrant, values-based, and innovative community and prepare to become a future-focused leader.

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The Roar is our student life blog that exists to serve both online and residential students. But even if you're not a student yet, our hope is that this blog makes it easier for you to stay up to date with what is going on at Piedmont International University.

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VC Writes Article on North Korea Conflict
North Korea has apparently escalated its military posture and revived the possibility of military conflict in the Korean peninsula. Dr. Sandeep Gopalan published an article in The Hill analyzing the situation. He writes: North Korea is back to doing what it does best. Kim Jong Un has been threatening to send the United States a “Christmas gift,” and sure […]
Monday, December 09, 2019 10:58:49 AM

Article on NATO’s 70th Anniversary
The Daily Caller published an article about the upcoming 70th anniversary celebration of NATO. The article was authored by Dr Sandeep Gopalan, Executive VP of Piedmont International University. Dr Gopalan writes: NATO is celebrating its 70th anniversary this week. Leaders from the 29 member states will meet in London from Dec. 3-4 to commemorate the occasion. […]
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 11:01:22 AM

2019 Candlelight Carols
Join us this Saturday, December 7th at 7pm in the Salem Baptist auditorium for the 2019 Candlelight Carols. All are welcome as we enjoy this PIU Christmas tradition! We will be presenting a journey through the Christmas story. PIU’s Chorale and Chapel Band are singing, there will be a brass ensemble, a sign choir, piano duets […]
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 8:36:16 AM

The Twelve Days of Giving Tuesday
GivingTuesday was launched seven years ago with a simple goal of designating a special day every year to encourage people to change the world through generosity. This year those of us at Piedmont International University decided to have some fun with it by rolling out the Twelve Days of Giving Tuesday. We haven’t tried to […]
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 8:04:16 AM

Giving Tuesday Day 12: Twelve Months of Record Enrollment
On the twelfth day of Giving Tuesday my Piedmont shared with me TWELVE months in which PIU set the all time enrollment record with 1,077 students taking courses for credit over the 2018-2019 academic year.  Hopefully, we will also celebrate TWELVE hundred wonderful friends who will bless us today with their generous gifts on this […]
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 8:00:46 AM

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