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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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PIU Welcomes Author and Professional Counselor, Dr. Shannon Warden, to the Bruin Faculty and Family
Piedmont International University (PIU) is excited to welcome Dr. Shannon Warden to the Bruin family. Dr. Warden will be bringing her knowledge and expertise in the field of counseling as a professor and innovator of the Graduate Counseling Program here at Piedmont. If her name sounds familiar, that might be because you have heard of […]
Monday, August 19, 2019 10:31:41 AM

Dr. Jerry Hullinger, the New Dean of the Bowman School of Bible and Theology
Exciting things are happening for Bible and Theology majors at Piedmont International University (PIU). Piedmont is eager to announce theological and exegetical expert, Dr. Jerry Hullinger, as the new dean of the Bowman School of Bible and Theology. The School of Bible and Theology is anchored in the global mission of Piedmont International University which is […]
Friday, August 16, 2019 3:31:54 PM

Piedmont Partners with North Hills Elementary School
Piedmont International University is excited to commence a partnership with North Hills Elementary School in Winston-Salem. The partnership was announced at a press conference held in North Hills on August 8th. North Hills Elementary School serves a particularly vulnerable population in Winston-Salem and seeks to provide an excellent education to students who are more likely […]
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:50:39 AM

Historic Partnership Between PIU and Morgan County Public Schools
Starting in August, juniors and seniors in all five Morgan County Public Schools will have the opportunity to learn the Bible through Piedmont International University. In an historic partnership made possible through the 2017 merger with Southeastern Bible College, PIU will be welcomed into Alabama public schools to teach a course entitled “Survey of the […]
Thursday, August 08, 2019 2:50:22 PM

PIU Announces New Criminal Justice Program
Piedmont International University and the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office formally solidified their partnership for a new, state-of-the-art Criminal Justice program via Press Conference in July. This groundbreaking program which was designed by Executive Vice President Sandeep Gopalan, President Charles Petitt, and Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough is making waves across the higher education and law enforcement spectrum. […]
Thursday, August 08, 2019 2:44:00 PM

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