2015 Top Social Media Highlights

So much happened at Brenau in 2015, from a surprise veterans reunion to teaching dance at Sardis Elementary. We’ve followed it all and shared it together on social media. These are our top ten social media topics from 2015 that really resonated with the #BrenauFamily.

#1. Surprise Veterans Reunion

Surprise Veterans Reunion Highlights Brenau Graduation CeremonyWhen Brenau University President Ed Schrader gave his...

Posted by Brenau University on Saturday, May 2, 2015

This story has been so incredibly popular that Staff Sgt. Markita James and Mother Debra Cooper have received even more national coverage, this time on CBS. Congratulations, you've warmed a lot of hearts.

Posted by Brenau University on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
2015 Social Media Comments, Surprise Veterans Reunion
2015 Social Media Comments, Surprise Veterans Reunion
2015 Social Media Comments, Surprise Veterans Reunion

We were honored to be a part of this video. Thank you to all our service men and women.Thanks Melanie Grinnell-Corcoran for sharing this with us!

Posted by Brenau University on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

#2. Brenau was Featured in Roanoke Documentary on History Channel

When the HISTORY Channel airs its nationally broadcast two-hour special Monday night dealing with one of America’s...

Posted by Brenau University on Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dare stone.

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Last day at Brenau.

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And that's a wrap for Adam Boyer!

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#3. #BrenauInJAX

Jacksonville, Florida, here we come! SACSCOC has approved Brenau's application to offer grad and undergrad degrees in Jax.

Posted by Brenau University on Tuesday, May 5, 2015
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2015 Social Media Comments,#BrenauInJAX

We're positively aglow about setting up in #Jacksonville. Thank you for welcoming us, #JAX!

Posted by Brenau University on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

We're on the air! President Ed Schrader was a guest on First Coast Living yesterday to discuss Brenau University’s...

Posted by Brenau University on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

#BrenauInJax is #NowInJax! Thank you to everyone who attended our open house event last week. We are deeply honored to...

Posted by Brenau University Jacksonville on Thursday, September 10, 2015

Our newest location in Jacksonville, Florida will proudly serve a lot of military personnel and their families with specialized degree programs. Find out more at BrenauInJax.com.

Posted by Brenau University on Thursday, July 9, 2015

#4. OT Students Inspire Bill to Extend Ed. Benefits to Military Families

Congratulations to our Occupational Therapy alumnae Allison Guisasola, Rachel Strazynski, Shelby Wrenn and Ashley McCoy....

Posted by Brenau University on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
2015 Brenau Social Media Highlights, OT Students Inspire Bill to Extend Ed. Benefits to Military Families

Governor Deal Signs Brenau Student-inspired Law Benefiting Military’s Special Needs ChildrenGovernor Nathan Deal today...

Posted by Brenau University on Wednesday, April 29, 2015
2015 Brenau Social Media Highlights, OT Students Inspire Bill to Extend Ed. Benefits to Military Families

#5. Sweet Briar Closed

Sweet Briar’s Demise Is a Cautionary Tale for Other Colleges - President Schrader Talks Strategy.Ed Schrader,...

Posted by Brenau University on Thursday, March 5, 2015

Brenau University Offers Assistance to Sweet Briar Students, Faculty and StaffSweet Briar, a women’s college in...

Posted by Brenau University on Friday, March 6, 2015

#6. Brenau Ranked No. 4 Safest College in Georgia

Brenau Ranked No. 4 Safest College in GeorgiaNiche, an organization that provides millions of rankings and reviews on...

Posted by Brenau University on Thursday, May 28, 2015
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#7. Traditions

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

Posted by Brenau University on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

We promised we would post more photos from 2015 Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day. Here's the first round.We're...

Posted by Brenau University on Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sculpture Depicts ‘Coming and Going’ of Women’s College StudentsAbout 200 former Brenau University students attending...

Posted by Brenau University on Saturday, April 11, 2015
2015 Social Media Comments, Traditions
2015 Social Media Comments, Traditions

A beautiful day for May Day at @brenauuniversity #brenaualums

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Congratulations from the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University!Access WDUN Downtown Gainesville...

Posted by Northeast Georgia History Center (NEGAHC) on Saturday, May 2, 2015

On May 2 Brenau University, in the company of several hundred people, conferred 358 graduate degrees, including four...

Posted by Brenau University on Saturday, May 2, 2015

What were you up to this summer? Post a photo with #BrenauSummer to share your story. Students, faculty, and staff are...

Posted by Brenau University on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We love our Women's College fiercely, and so do our students and alumnae. Here's 47 reasons why.

Posted by Brenau University on Wednesday, November 18, 2015
2015 Social Media Comments, Traditions

Congratulations again to all of the graduates who participated in our first ever winter commencement. We've posted...

Posted by Brenau University on Wednesday, December 16, 2015
2015 Social Media Comments, Traditions

#8. Brenau Athletics: The Golden Tigers

Congratulations to Courtney Hayward and the Golden Tiger Swimmers! "Boiled water" in Appalachian Conference Championship http://www.brenau.edu/news/2015-asc-champs/

Posted by Brenau University on Sunday, February 15, 2015

Golden Tigers Swimmers Honored at Brenau as Send-off to National Championship MeetBrenau honored its No. 3 nationally...

Posted by Brenau University on Saturday, February 28, 2015

Golden Tigers Finish No. 3 in Nation in NAIA Championship MeetPropelled by four individual national champions and a...

Posted by Brenau University on Sunday, March 8, 2015

Golden Tigers ‘Break Ground’ for First Phase of $4.4 Million Athletics ParkWith the Golden Tigers softball team...

Posted by Brenau University on Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Brenau Golden Tigers Track and Field Team continued their dominance of the Southern States Athletic Conference by...

Posted by Brenau University on Monday, April 27, 2015

Golden Tigers Coach Heather Estetter Plans to Pick Up Pace with Cross CountryCross country runners at Brenau...

Posted by Brenau University on Thursday, July 30, 2015

New Swim Coach Nathan Rhoads Challenged to Keep Winners Winning“We set out to find a college coach with the background...

Posted by Brenau University on Monday, August 17, 2015

Congratulations Brenau University Athletics #GoldenTigers #Swimming for making No. 1 in the Appalachian Swimming Conference preseason #rankings. It's gonna be a great year!

Posted by Brenau University on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

#9. A Decade With Dr. Schrader

Thank you to the Gainesville Times for this story!

Posted by Brenau University on Sunday, January 25, 2015
2015 Social Media Comments, A Decade with Dr. Schrader

In an opinion piece published on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution education columnist Maureen Downey’s “Get Schooled”...

Posted by Brenau University on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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

Posted by Brenau University on Thursday, March 12, 2015

#10. Winter Weather

It's been cold here in Georgia. How are you coping?Photo: The Grace Hooten Moore Memorial Fountain frozen nearly to the top.

Posted by Brenau University on Friday, January 9, 2015
2015 Social Media Comments, Winter Weather

Pictures of the ice storm's effect on the Gainesville historic campus at http://www.brenau.edu/inmotion/ice-storm-gainesville/

Posted by Brenau University on Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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2015 Social Media Comments, Fountain Froze, Winter Weather
2015 Social Media Comments, Fountain Froze, Winter Weather

***Gainesville classes cancelled Monday night. Tuesday opening delayed until 9:30 a.m. All other Brenau locations remain open. Watch http://www.brenau.edu for updates.***

Posted by Brenau University on Monday, February 16, 2015

#11. Everything Else

2015 Social Media Comments, Everything Else

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance, Brenau's partnership with the University of North Georgia, has been rated #1 most...

Posted by Brenau University on Monday, June 29, 2015

Our new #PhysicalTherapy lobby at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville will now be known as the Cleveland Physical...

Posted by Brenau University on Wednesday, July 8, 2015
2015 Social Media Comments, Everything Else

The #RISESummerProgram just graduated more than 100 students. Thank you to all of to our partners who help bridge the #summergap in nutrition and education.

Posted by Brenau University on Friday, July 24, 2015

Please join Brenau Adult and Graduate Students and Brenau University Augusta in collecting bottled water for the #SCFlood relief effort.

Posted by Brenau University on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wishing you a joy-filled and prosperous new year.

Posted by Brenau University on Friday, January 1, 2016
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