DEMOREST, GA (December 11, 2017) – Peach State Federal Credit Union has made a $50,000 donation to Piedmont College benefitting the Dr. Robert H. Wainberg Natural Sciences Research Fund. The endowment will support research for Piedmont College students majoring in natural sciences, including biology, chemistry, and environmental science.
“Research is an important part of the learning process for science majors. This generous donation will enable the college to continue to provide our students the ability to acquire hands-on experience with
their research projects,” said Piedmont College President James F. Mellichamp. “We look forward to seeing the positive impact this will have on our students and faculty.”
“Peach State was founded by educators in 1961, and we proudly honor that foundation through the support of students, schools, and educators in our footprint. We achieve this through our robust scholarship program, support of Teacher of the Year programs, and important donations like this one,” remarked Peach State President/CEO, Marshall Boutwell.
Dr. Wainberg, for whom the research fund is named, is a professor of biology at Piedmont, where he has taught since 1988. Prior to Southeast FCU’s merger with Peach State, Dr. Wainberg served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and Treasurer for 13 years.
About Peach State Federal Credit Union
Peach State is a $420 million credit union that serves more than 60,000 members in Georgia and South Carolina. Operating as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Peach State’s mission is to provide quality financial services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its member-owners. For more information, visit www.peachstatefcu.org.
About Piedmont College
Founded in 1897, Piedmont is a comprehensive liberal arts institution and also offers a variety of career-oriented majors in the arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing. Piedmont’s 200-acre residential campus is located in Demorest, Ga., in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains. The Athens campus is designed for commuting students and is located in the heart of Georgia’s Classic City. For more information visit www.piedmont.edu.