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Brenau Partners with IPD for Full Range of Student Recruitment and Retention Service

Apr 29, 2013

Brenau University and the Institute for Professional Development (IPD) have announced a collaboration to provide accelerated degree programs for busy working adults. These cohort-based programs offer adult students the flexibility they need to complete associate degrees in liberal studies and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration, organizational leadership, education, nursing and psychology. IPD, based […]

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Golden Tigers Golf Makes History with First Recruit

Apr 19, 2013

The new Brenau Golden Tigers intercollegiate golf team made history Friday, April 18, when it signed its first recruit ever – 18-year-old Lumpkin County High School standout Morgan Wood of Dahlonega, Ga. With scores of teammates and school mates turned out in the school gym to cheer her on, Wood celebrated her 18th birthday by signing […]

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Brenau Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees Show Rich Diversity of Career Pursuits

Apr 13, 2013

The Brenau University Alumni Association names seven women with careers ranging from NASA executive and two-star admiral to Hollywood costume designer and folksy newspaper columnist to its 2013 class of the Brenau Alumni Hall of Fame. The recognition program, on hiatus since 2005, became a new feature of the alumni group’s signature reunion weekend celebration […]

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Expanded Reunion Weekend and ‘May Day’ Activities Draw Hundreds to Brenau Gainesville Campus April 12-14

Apr 12, 2013

In a traditional showcase for spring millinery, more than 300 Brenau Women’s College and Brenau Academy alumnae plus families and friends converged on the Brenau University campus  Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, the annual day of class reunions and the “May Day” celebration for current students. The weekend marked the return to inductions for the […]

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Brenau University Confers Top Service Awards on Entrepreneur Emmie Henderson Howard and Ultimate Community ‘Volunteers’ Joyce and Jock Hornor

Apr 04, 2013

  Brenau University Thursday night conferred its highest non-academic honors on youthful entrepreneur Emmie Henderson Howard and two of Gainesville’s most energetic and engaged community service volunteers, Jock and Joyce Hornor. Howard, a 2001 Brenau alumna, co-founded Southern Proper, an extremely successful enterprise that provides men’s neckties and other upscale fashion accessories for men and […]

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Brenau University Symposium Features Muir Biographer James Hunt

Mar 20, 2013

Just eight miles north of San Francisco, a forest of giant redwoods stands protected as a perpetual monument to the life’s work of 19th century conservationist John Muir. On Wednesday, March 27 at 5 p.m. in Thurmond McRae Auditorium Brenau University hosts a presentation – free and open to the public – by Muir biographer […]

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World’s Largest Golden Tiger Sculpture Arrives on Brenau University Campus

Mar 08, 2013

Although its creator says he will not claim with certainty that the bronze piece is the largest in the world, one pretty big statue of a golden tiger arrived Friday on the Brenau University campus. The bronze, a gift of North Carolina philanthropist Irwin “Ike” Belk, represents the university’s Golden Tiger mascot. As something of […]

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Brenau University Volleyball Coach Examines Lack Of Mentors In Female Coach Decline

Feb 25, 2013

Brenau University Golden Tigers Volleyball Coach Jeff White has received support from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for a study he is conducting in connection with his Ph.D. studies at the University of Georgia on the effectiveness of the role of coaches as mentors in school athletics programs. White’s specific interest in the study is […]

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Brenau Swim Coach Blair Bachman Wins Second Coach of the Year Honors

Feb 22, 2013

Brenau University Golden Tigers Swim Coach Blaire Bachman of Gainesville, Ga., was named Appalachian Swim Conference “Coach of the Year” for the second consecutive year for her team’s accomplishments during the 2012-13 season. The honor came during the final conference meet Feb. 14-16 in Barbourville, Ky., as the No. 5 nationally ranked Tigers team qualified […]

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Hannah Boudreaux is NAIA’s National Swimmer of the Month but ASC’s Swimmer of the Year

Feb 21, 2013

Brenau University senior swimmer Hannah Boudreaux has been named Female Swimmer of the Year for the Appalachian Swim Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Women’s Swimmer & Diver of the Month for February. Boudreaux is the first Golden Tigers swimmer to receive these honors since the program was re-established in 2005.  Third-year […]

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Brenau University President Ed Schrader Accepts Proclamation and Key to the City of Norcross

Feb 21, 2013

Andrew Hixson, Mayor Pro Tem of Norcross, presented Brenau University President Ed Schrader with a key to the city and a proclamation honoring Brenau’s role in educating the population surrounding the Norcross area Wednesday, Feb. 20. “The university’s students and staff are more than just in Norcross” Dixon said. “They work in, serve and are […]

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Brenau Magazine Wins CASE III Grand Award with New Online Edition

Feb 20, 2013

ATLANTA, Ga. – Brenau Window magazine received top honors from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education here Feb. 19 at the annual District III meeting for the publication’s improvement of linking its Fall 2012 edition and future editions with a new online magazine. The Brenau University alumni and general interest quarterly magazine earned a […]

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President Receives Top Rotary Vocational Award; Brenau’s ‘Most Significant’ Development Cited

Feb 14, 2013

The Rotary Club of Gainesville, Ga., and the northeast Georgia district of the international organization on Feb. 11 presented Brenau President Ed Schrader with its W. Lee Arrendale Vocational Excellence Award for his role in spearheading the growth in career-oriented academic programs at the university. The Schrader record during his eight years as Brenau president […]

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Theologian Marcus Borg Speaks On Christian Language, Goals And Virtues March 1-2

Feb 06, 2013

Dr. Marcus Borg, one of the most widely known and influential voices in progressive Christianity and a major figure in scholarship related to the Historical Jesus, will present three lectures at Brenau University on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, 2013, as part of a newly formed partnership of north Georgia churches and academic […]

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Brenau Joins National Business Honor Society

Feb 05, 2013

 The Delta Mu Delta business honor society tapped Brenau University to host the newest chapter of the 100-year-old organization. The Brookfield, Ill.-based society, which operates on 240 campuses worldwide, recognizes academic excellence in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degree business administration programs. Delta Mu Delta selects students in the top 20 percent of their classes for […]

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Brenau University President Ed Schrader Joins Call For Gun Restriction On Campuses

Feb 05, 2013

Brenau University President Ed Schrader joined 30 other college and university presidents in Washington, DC on Monday to collectively urge Congress and other lawmaking bodies to take “common sense” action of gun legislation and regulation that will enhance safety on their campuses. The group is part of about 350 college presidents who have come together […]

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Brenau Guest Scholar Focuses on Individual Strength, Not Labels

Feb 04, 2013

Dunn, whose lecture is titled “Focus on Strengths: Imagine the Possibilities,” has published more than 100 articles and books dealing with neuroscience and occupational therapy. Her work revolves around understanding how people perceive sensory input throughout their daily activities and how their ability to process that information affects their lives. “Dr. Dunn has a very […]

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Brenau University Names Damon Stancil New Women’s Golf Coach

Feb 01, 2013

Damon Stancil joins Brenau University’s growing athletic program as head golf coach, and he is teeing off by hitting the recruiting trail. Stancil, whose first day on the job was Jan. 31, needs to find at least six student-athletes who can “shoot the scores and make the grades,” he said. Women’s golf, Brenau’s 10th varsity […]

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NAIA coaches pick three Brenau teams for nation’s top 5

Jan 30, 2013

Softball, tennis and swimming projected to repeat 2012 Top 10 performances It’s not lonely at the top for some of Brenau University’s sports teams. For the first time in school history, three of its sports programs have attained Top 5 national rankings at the same time. The Golden Tigers tennis team is No. 3 in […]

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First Brenau Steinway Honors Retired CFO Wayne Dempsey

Jan 29, 2013

When Brenau University acquired the first piano in its $1.5 million initiative to become an “All-Steinway School,” it already had a name: The Dempsey Steinway.  That first piano, Number 481, a handmade Steinway & Son’s Model D Concert Grand, arrived on campus Dec. 4 and now resides in Pearce Auditorium. However, Brenau President Ed Schrader […]

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