Piedmont College receives $50,000 donation from Peach State Federal Credit Union


Left to Right: James F. Mellichamp, President of Piedmont College; Marshall Boutwell, President/CEO of Peach State Federal Credit Union; Dr. Robert H. Wainberg, Professor of Biology at Piedmont College; and John Fair, Chief of Staff at Peach State Federal Credit Union.

(Demorest, GA)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.

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