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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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Religion for the 21st Century at Brenau

Apr 21, 2014

Brenau and Gainesville community members converged on the Brenau Downtown Center Friday, April 11, for the start of the EWM Lecture Series “Religion for the 21st Century,” a weekend long series featuring Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor. Each of the three lectures in the series focused on topics discussed in her latest book Learning to Walk in the Dark.

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Construction Starts This Spring for $6.5 Million Brenau University Residence Hall, Sorority House Project

Apr 14, 2014

As soon as possible following the May 2 commencement, Brenau University will begin work on a more than $6.5 million project to replace several decades-old buildings with four new sorority houses and an additional residence hall. In addition, after the new construction is complete two other sorority houses will undergo renovation – all part of […]

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Cheerleading Team Finishes 3rd in the Nation – 3rd Consecutive Top Finish

Apr 14, 2014

For the third time in its three-year history, Brenau University’s Golden Tigers intercollegiate cheerleading team finished near the top of U.S. rankings when it came away from the National Cheerleaders Association college nationals tournament ranked No. 3 in the nation. The squad from the Gainesville, Ga., university racked up a score of finished 85.05 at […]

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Five New Members Added to Alumni Hall of Fame During Annual ‘May Day’ Celebration

Apr 14, 2014

The Brenau University Alumni Association named two educators, two public health leaders and a real estate executive to the 2014 class of inductees in the Alumni Hall of Fame during the annual class reunion and “May Day” celebration at the 135-year-old institution. More than 500 people attended the celebration on the front lawn of the […]

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Fountain Dedication Ensures Grace Hooten Moore Remains Visible at the Brenau She Loved

Apr 14, 2014

Grace Hooten Moore came to Brenau University in the 1930s, and she never really left. From her graduation and until the time of her death in 2012, Moore was an ever-present figure on the Gainesville campus, attending plays, gallery openings, alumni receptions and sorority events – even serving as a member of the university’s Board […]

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Alumnae Reunion Weekend and ‘May Day’ Activities Expected To Draw Hundreds To Campus April 11-12

Apr 09, 2014

In a traditional showcase for spring millinery, more than 400 Brenau Women’s College and Brenau Academy alumnae plus families and friends will converge on the Brenau University campus Friday and Saturday, April 11-12, for the annual day of class, reunions and the “May Day” celebration for current students. The Brenau Alumni Association will also induct […]

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$62.5 Million Spending Plan Funds Dormitories, Lab, Athletics Construction and Record Budget

Apr 02, 2014

Brenau University’s Board of Trustees approved a record $62.5 million spending plan that provides for $8 million in new construction for undergraduate residence houses, a human anatomy laboratory and a field house at a new athletics park. The board’s action preceded the announcement here March 29 during the Brenau 135th anniversary celebration Gala that the university has completed […]

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Amanda Lammers Becomes Student Services VP and Interim Enrollment Management VP

Apr 02, 2014

Brenau University has named Amanda Lammers its new vice president for student services with interim responsibilities for managing all enrollment activities for undergraduate and graduate students. Reporting directly to Brenau University President Ed Schrader, Lammers primarily oversees all activities, services and facilities for several hundred residential students at Brenau Women’s College in Gainesville. In addition […]

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