Accrediting Board Approves Brenau Branch in Jacksonville

May 05, 2015

The governing body of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved Brenau University’s application to begin immediately offering undergraduate and graduate degrees at a new location in Jacksonville, Florida. Following the Florida Department of Education’s issuing a license for the private, not-for-profit institution to operate in the state, the accrediting […]

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Surprise Veterans Reunion Highlights Graduation Ceremony

May 02, 2015

When Brenau University President Ed Schrader gave his welcoming remarks at the 2015 commencement, he gave a special acknowledgment to the active duty military personnel and veterans among the graduating class. Schrader singled out one veteran: Debra Cooper from Winder, Georgia, who was about to receive a diploma for a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. […]

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Commencement Address by Amanda Slavin, CEO of CatalystCreativ

May 02, 2015

Gainesville, Georgia, May 1 and 2, 2015 Thank you so much, Dr. Schrader, the board of trustees, parents, friends, family and, of course, the Brenau class of 2015! I am so excited to be in Georgia speaking today as Georgia has a significant meaning to me. Four years ago, I came to visit Gainesville for the […]

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28-year-old Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Challenges Graduates to ‘Look Back’ as Well as Forward

May 01, 2015

Amanda Slavin, the 28-year-old entrepreneur that Forbes magazine recognized as one of the top 30 marketing and advertising professionals who have not yet celebrated their 30th birthdays, cautioned members of the 2015 Brenau University Women’s College graduating class to measure success as they go forth in life “not by what you accomplish…but by who you are.” As […]

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Governor Deal Signs Brenau Student-inspired Law Benefiting Military’s Special Needs Children

Apr 29, 2015

Governor Nathan Deal today signed into law a legislative act inspired by a group of Brenau University occupational therapy graduate students that would speed state educational benefits to special needs children of military personnel based in Georgia. The new law started as a 2014 project by four Brenau students in a graduate-level public health administration […]

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Forbes ‘30-Under-30’ Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Will Address Brenau Graduates May 1-2

Apr 24, 2015

Amanda Slavin, the Las Vegas-based entrepreneur who made this year’s Forbes magazine list of top marketing and advertising professionals who have not yet celebrated their 30th birthdays, will address more than 600 Brenau University graduates at commencement exercises May 1 and 2. Slavin, 28, who holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the […]

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Golden Tigers ‘Break Ground’ for First Phase of $4.4 Million Athletics Park

Apr 22, 2015

With the Golden Tigers softball team winding down the 2015 season, players joined athletics from soccer, track and field, swimming and other sports in an unofficial ground-breaking ceremony for Brenau University’s new athletics park that is now under construction in mill town New Holland located about two miles from the historic campus. However, with heavy […]

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Sculpture Depicts ‘Coming and Going’ of Women’s College Students

Apr 11, 2015

About 200 former Brenau University students attending annual reunion weekend festivities on April 11 witnessed the official union of two “Brenau students of today” with the dedication of the second of two statues depicting a somewhat timid young woman’s arrival on campus and the departure of a more confident, self-assured woman stepping with ease into […]

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Research Symposium April 10 Showcases Student and Faculty Work in Sciences and Humanities

Apr 09, 2015

Brenau University’s fourth annual Research Symposium on Friday, April 10, highlights graduate, undergraduate and faculty research projects at the Brenau Downtown Center and the Brenau East campus. Keynote speaker is Tahirih Varner, a Georgia State University expert in conflict resolution.

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Alumnae Reunion Weekend and ‘May Day’ Bring Graduates “Forever Home” to Brenau Campus April 10-11

Apr 08, 2015

Brenau University Women’s College and Brenau Academy alumnae, families and friends will converge on the Gainesville historic campus Friday and Saturday, April 10-11, for the annual day of class reunions and the “May Day” celebration for current students. Themed “Forever Gold, Forever Home,” the weekend events include fancy hats and daisy chains for nearly 200 […]

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Former GE CEO Jack Welch and Former Harvard Business Review Editor Suzy Welch to Speak at Brenau University April 30

Apr 03, 2015

The legendary former General Electric CEO Jack Welch and his wife, business journalist and television commentator Suzy Welch, will appear on stage at Brenau University’s historic Pearce Auditorium here Thursday, April 30, in a public event following publication of their second book, The Real-Life MBA. Starting at 7 p.m., the program is open to the public. […]

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Georgia Legislature Passes Brenau Student-inspired Bill to Extend Education Benefits to Military Families

Mar 25, 2015

It started as an idea from four Brenau students. It caught the attention of Georgia lawmakers who thought it would be a good bill. It has now been approved by the General Assembly and could soon be signed into law.

The Georgia Senate voted 35-8 Tuesday to pass House Bill 62, a bill that helps special needs children whose parents are on active military service obtain state scholarships to attend private schools that specialize in educating these students.

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Brenau Leadership Colloquium Inspires and Motivates Women of All Ages

Mar 24, 2015

Received with enthusiastic fervor, Brenau University’s second Women’s Leadership Colloquium encouraged fellowship and community among its attendees on March 20 at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. The event packed Hosch Theatre full of alumni, students, faculty, and community leaders for conversations about the unique potential and challenges of women’s leadership. “One thread […]

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President Schrader Cautions New U.S. Higher Education Colleagues to Let Logic Rule Sentimentality in Keeping Institutions Viable

Mar 12, 2015

In the wake of the financial collapses of a 114-year-old women’s college that by visible physical and financial assets appeared to be solvent, the head of one of the remaining female single-gender institutions at a national meeting here March 14 will advise new college presidents how to keep their colleges and universities afloat.

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Ivanka Trump Executive Keynotes Brenau’s Second Women’s Leadership Program March 20

Mar 11, 2015

Those who attend Brenau University’s special March 20 program about how women can carve out the lives they want to lead will hear from an executive in one of America’s best-known brands, co-head of a North Georgia media organization, lawyers, educators, a key player in one of the world’s largest charitable organizations and an executive […]

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Brenau’s Online Graduate Education Degree Programs Rank in U.S. News national Top 50

Mar 10, 2015

U.S. News & World Report’s comprehensive 2015 directory of the nation’s top online degrees ranked Brenau University’s graduate education degree programs No. 42 in the nation. Published today, the directory puts Brenau alongside some highly regarded teacher colleges, including Augustana, Old Dominion and University of Nevada – Reno, flanked by University of North Carolina at […]

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Wisdom Project Lecture Series March 27-28

Mar 10, 2015

If you want to know what a community can do to capture the collective wisdom of its citizens who have spent a lifetime learning about business and professions, human behavior and life in general, you would be well served to check out the Wisdom Project Lecture Series March 27-28 at Brenau University East Campus at […]

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Golden Tigers Finish No. 3 in Nation in NAIA Championship Meet

Mar 08, 2015

Propelled by four individual national champions and a strong team showing, the Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team finished third at the 2015 NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championship Meet in Oklahoma City, March 3-7 – ­ the highest ranking in school history. The Golden Tigers amassed 439 points during the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics […]

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Brenau University Offers Assistance to Sweet Briar Students, Faculty and Staff

Mar 05, 2015

Brenau University today offered to match scholarships and financial discount packages to all Sweet Briar College students who elect to continue their educations at Brenau. Sweet Briar, a women’s college in Lynchburg, Virginia, announced earlier this week that it would close its doors forever at the end of the current academic year after 114 years of […]

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Golden Tigers Swimmers Honored at Brenau as Send-off to National Championship Meet

Feb 28, 2015

Brenau University honored its No. 3 nationally ranked Golden Tigers swimming team during halftime ceremonies at the Saturday, Feb. 28, home basketball game for their impressive win in the Appalachian Swimming Conference meet and their ranking this week by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America as the  top academic team country. The ceremony at the Tigers […]

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