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Brenau Selects TIAA-CREF as Sole Recordkeeper of Retirement Plans

Sep 01, 2014

TIAA-CREF announced today that Brenau has selected the company to be sole record keeper of its retirement program. Working with Cannon Financial Strategists of Athens, Georgia, the university completed a thorough review of its retirement plans. TIAA-CREF was already the recordkeeper of Brenau’s 403(b) plan, and now has assumed responsibility for Brenau’s 401(k) plan as […]

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Tumblr Founder & CEO David Karp to Headline CEOs Conference in New York Sept. 26

Aug 29, 2014

M.B.A. Partners Brenau University and Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs Join Forces for ‘Exit 2014: Get Real’ Event David Karp, founder and CEO of Tumblr, the company that Yahoo! acquired for $1.1 billion in 2013, headlines the first Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs’ conference in New York City on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, that is aimed at […]

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Condolences to the Family of Ike and Carol Belk

Aug 27, 2014

Carol Grotnes Belk, the Charlotte, North Carolina, philanthropist who with her husband, Irwin “Ike” Belk, changed the landscape – physically and academically – of colleges throughout a good portion of the eastern United States, died Monday at her home just two days shy of her 87th birthday. Ike Belk, a businessman and philanthropist whose father […]

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President Jimmy Carter Challenges Brenau Women to Continue the Struggle for Gender Equality Throughout the World

Aug 22, 2014

Brenau University Women’s College first-year students enjoyed the “chance of a lifetime” Friday when they had the opportunity to go one-on-one with President Jimmy Carter at a special program for them at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The students’ first assignment as college freshmen is to read and write a report about Carter’s latest book, A […]

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Women’s College ‘Move-in Day’ Heralds Beginning of New Academic Year

Aug 19, 2014

Brenau University Women’s College first-year students begin moving into residence halls, planning for their first college classes and sizing up sororities and campus activities – not to mention each other – on Wednesday, Aug. 20, as the university welcomes that Class of 2018 to the historic campus. Brenau officials estimate that there will be about 200 new […]

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Prior Street Partially Closed at for Student Back-to-School Move-in Day Aug. 20

Aug 13, 2014

Due to construction work in progress, a portion of Prior Street on the Brenau University Gainesville campus will be temporarily closed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The area between Washington Street and Smithgall Lane in front of Crudup Hall on the campus will be used as a safe drop-off zone […]

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Veteran Communicator and Fundraiser Appointed Development Director in Support of $40 Million Campaign

Aug 05, 2014

Robert Shippey moves into senior campaign director role while Jenny Dell duties expand to include more focus on financial support from the alumni base in the university’s historic initiative. As it prepares for the launch of the public phase of its $40 million fundraising initiative, Brenau University has appointed Ben McDade of Suwanee, Georgia, as […]

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Construction Begins on $6.5 Million Brenau University Residence Hall, Sorority House Project

Aug 04, 2014

Construction has begun on the Brenau University Gainesville campus on a more than $6.5 million project to replace several decades-old buildings with four new sorority houses and an additional residence hall. Following work earlier to replace an outdated power grid and to remove recyclable materials from structures that will be replaced, heavy equipment moved into the […]

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Alum Dina Hewett Returns as School of Nursing Director

Jul 29, 2014

Leadership changes include Troy Heidesch as head of graduate students and Jane Anderson-Buffington as undergraduate programs chair Brenau University appointed Dina McDade Hewett of Gainesville, Georgia, as director of the Brenau School of Nursing effective July 15. Hewett’s appointment comes at a pivotal time in the growth and evolution of the nursing program at Brenau, which produced […]

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Professor Dr. Hazel Katz Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Literacy Grant

Jul 16, 2014

Dr. Hazel Katz, Brenau University associate professor of education from Hoschton, Georgia, has been awarded a 2014 Literacy Grant by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. She is one of 14 recipients nationwide to receive the award. The grant will support the “Improving […]

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Suzanne Erickson Advances to Business Deanship to Replace Departing ‘Social Entrepreneur’ Bill Lightfoot

Jul 16, 2014

Brenau University named Dr. Suzanne Erickson to the post of Dean of the College of Business & Mass Communication effective Aug. 1. Erickson, who has been associate dean in the college, replaces William Lightfoot, dean of the university’s “most popular” academic area for the past seven years. The College of Business & Mass Communications had a […]

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Nichole Rawlings Oversees Galleries, Permanent Art Collection

Jun 26, 2014

Brenau University has appointed Nichole Rawlings as director of galleries and custodian of the permanent art collection. She has been the office manager of the Performing Arts and Art Galleries Support in Brenau’s College of Fine Arts and Humanities since 2012. She has always had a love for the arts and is an artist herself. She […]

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Veteran Academic Recruiter Joins Brenau Executive Team

Jun 18, 2014

Georgia Native C. Ray Tatum selected as enrollment management vice president Brenau University appointed north Georgia native C. Ray Tatum to its top student recruiting, admissions and enrollment management position effective July 1. Reporting directly to Brenau University President Ed Schrader, Tatum will serve as vice president of enrollment management for the 3,000-student doctoral degree-granting university, […]

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2014 Summer Songwriters Series Gets Underway

Jun 11, 2014

The 2014 John Jarrard Summer Songwriters Series returns to Brenau University’s Downtown Center, located at 301 Main St. in Gainesville. Concert dates are June 14, July 19, and Aug. 9, each show beginning at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each or $50 per person to attend all three shows. Table […]

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President Ed Schrader Tapped for National Initiative to Redefine Liberal Arts

Jun 11, 2014

The Washington, D.C.-based Council of Independent Colleges has announced the appointment of Brenau University President Ed Schrader to a 22-member blue-ribbon panel to develop a plan that encourages independent colleges and universities to revitalize their missions and business models to be more responsive to needs of future students. The project will explore new approaches to […]

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Dominika Jasova: First Tiger to Win Arthur Ashe Award

May 14, 2014

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has selected Brenau University’s Dominika Jasova as the recipient of the 2014 ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award. The award recognizes outstanding individuals in all divisions at the regional and national level. This is the first time a Brenau student has won the prestigious award, and Golden Tigers Tennis Head […]

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Brenau Bestows First Doctoral Degrees during May 3 Commencement for Coeducational Programs

May 03, 2014

Brenau University awarded the first doctoral degrees in the university’s 135-year history on Saturday. Those doctorates, presented at the second of two commencement exercises on the front lawn of the historic campus, were among more than 735 undergraduate and graduate diplomas Brenau awarded for 2014. On Friday, May 2, Brenau Women’s College conferred 190 undergraduate […]

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Award of 190 Diplomas to Puts Cap on Women’s College 135th Anniversary

May 02, 2014

On a day when news broke that the number of U.S. single-gender female institutions had diminished to 45, Brenau University today conferred 190 undergraduate diplomas to members of the Brenau Women’s College Class of 2014. “The Women’s College is strong, thriving and the heart of our institution,” Brenau President Ed Schrader told graduates and guests […]

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Three Brenau Athletes Qualify for 2014 NAIA Women’s Track & Field National Championships

Apr 29, 2014

Three Brenau University athletes will participate in the NAIA’s 34th Annual Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala., May 22-24, 2014, following the Golden Tigers second consecutive Southern States Athletics Conference championship win. Qualifiers for the national meet include freshman DeMichia Higgins in the 100-meter hurdles, sophomore Deishane’ Honeycutt in 400-meter […]

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Brenau Program Celebrates 50 Years of Top-level Nursing

Apr 23, 2014

The Brenau University School of Nursing has been educating new nurses for a half century, and the school wraps up its 50th anniversary celebration at a special event on Thursday, April 24. Originally known as the Hall County School of Nursing, the school graduated its first class in 1963. The celebration of the 50th anniversary […]

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