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Thursday May 28th, 2015 2:07AM

Piedmont names Amason to Advancement post

By Staff
DEMOREST - Amy Amason of Milledgeville has been named Vice President for Advancement at Piedmont College.

Amason comes to Piedmont from Georgia College and State University, where she has served as Vice President for External Relations and University Advancement since 2004. In her new position, Amason will head up Piedmont's offices of alumni affairs, marketing, communications, and fund raising for the Demorest and Athens campuses.

With more than 30 years of fundraising experience, Amason worked for 10 years at Arizona State University, where she served as Vice President of the University Foundation. She has also served as Vice President of Development for The Phoenix Symphony and worked in alumni affairs at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan.

Amason holds a master's degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University and earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from Washburn University.

"As Piedmont continues to grow, the importance of strategic planning by the office of Institutional Advancement grows as well," said Piedmont President Dr. James Mellichamp. "We are already making long-range plans to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Piedmont College in 2022, and the foundations that we lay down today will be critical to the health of the college in the decades to come. Amy's experience in every area of institutional advancement will help us plan for that future and turn those plans into reality."

"I am looking forward to working with the faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Piedmont College on ways to support the institutional vision," Amason said. "The strategies we design and implement will be important to the future vitality of Piedmont College."

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