Admissions Blog

Tiger Toons with Early Childhood Education (Photo by AJ Renolds)

Education: the Degree that Inspires

Mar 29, 2021

We all have that one teacher that was more than just a teacher.  The one that inspired us or taught us life lessons that we would never forget.  I still remember my former swim coach and mentor, Mrs. Lobb.  She was tough in the classroom and on the pool deck but she inspired me to […]

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Dr. Winter Elliott headshot for speakers bureau

Speakers Bureau Faculty Profile: Dr. Winter Elliott

Mar 25, 2021

Like J.R.R. Tolkien, Winter Elliott believes that dragons are one of the best parts of British literature. Graduating from a teenage bookworm to a scholar, Dr. Elliott received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia; her dissertation examined gender dynamics in medieval literature. She has taught courses ranging from composition to Chaucer to a major […]

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First day of class Fall 2020 (photo by AJ Renolds)

Frequently Asked Questions – Answered

Mar 09, 2021

Coming to college can be an exciting experience, but trying to find the right one for you can be a little stressful. Every college and university has a different way of doing things. That is why in this article we will be answering the most frequently asked questions you may have about Brenau University. Here […]

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Madison Phillips in a candid photo during her basketball days at Brenau.

Madison Phillips in a candid photo during her basketball days at Brenau.

Madison’s Transfer Experience

Mar 02, 2021

My name is Madison Phillips and I currently work at Brenau University as a Freshman Admissions Specialist. I completed my undergraduate degree at Brenau in 2019 with a major in Psychology and I am now in my second year working towards a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership here as well. I transferred to Brenau […]

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Student assessing work in Graphic Design class

Student assessing work in Graphic Design class (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Majoring in Studio Art

Feb 23, 2021

The first time junior Studio Art major Robert Laws saw his art featured at the High Museum of Art, he was speechless.  “It is not something you can describe in words.  I felt accomplished but I also realized that I needed to work on my art more,” he said with a smile as he looked […]

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"Contemporary Student" a bronze statue by Gregory Johnson seen on Front Campus of the historic Gainesville campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

"Contemporary Student" a bronze statue by Gregory Johnson seen on Front Campus of the historic Gainesville campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau University: 143 Years of History

Feb 10, 2021

Every time I see the historic Brenau campus, I feel a little giddy. Most of the buildings on the historic Gainesville campus are colonial revival style which always has my mind wondering and imagining what life was like as a student during the late 19th and early 20th century. There is a sense of elegance […]

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Chyna Thomas, biology major, examines a pig heart during a biology lab.

Chyna Thomas, biology major, examines a pig heart during a biology lab.

Bachelor of Science in Biology – Is It The Right Degree For You?

Jan 29, 2021

Becoming a pharmacist is something that Thomas Adegbola dreamed about ever since he took his first science class back home in Nigeria. Now attending the College of Pharmacy at Mercer University for his graduate studies, Thomas’ journey began here at Brenau’s Ivester College of Health Sciences.   For his undergraduate degree, Thomas decided to focus on […]

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Benefits of Living on Campus During Pandemic

Jan 26, 2021

As you navigate the college search process during COVID-19, here are some points to consider when making the decision to live on campus: Build your community and create lifelong friendships while embracing Brenau’s Culture of Prevention.Peer support is essential to college success. Living on campus, you will be able to study with friends and classmates […]

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Brenau Business students working on a group project in the lobby of the Business and Communications building.

Brenau Business students working on a group project in the lobby of the Business and Communications building.

Bachelor in Business Administration

Dec 01, 2020

The School of Business Administration at Brenau University offers students the opportunity to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Within this program, students are provided the ultimate flexibility to craft a degree to suit their goals and will be thoroughly prepared for the working environment, even before their graduation. Students are given the ability […]

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Left to right, Morayo Harrison, Destiny Clay, Sydney Hencil and Deisha Brown as they get their equipment to make their movie for the Campus Movie Fest (photo credit: Campus Movie Fest)

Left to right, Morayo Harrison, Destiny Clay, Sydney Hencil and Deisha Brown as they get their equipment to make their movie for the Campus Movie Fest (photo credit: Campus Movie Fest)

BA in Mass Communication

Nov 23, 2020

From the moment she stumbled upon the classic black and white movie Vertigo, produced by famous director Alfred Hitchcock, mass communication major Destiny Clay knew that she wanted to become a film editor.  She chose Brenau University to pursue this dream. Even though Destiny didn’t know what to expect when we first came to campus, […]

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IME Scholarship Recipient Daisy Carrillo

IME Scholarship Recipient Daisy Carrillo

IME Scholarship Recipient Daisy Carrillo

Nov 19, 2020

At the beginning of October, Brenau renewed an agreement with El Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior to provide funding and support for Mexican students from low-income households living in the United States who are completing basic or higher education or pursuing technological careers. The recipients recently wrote a letter of gratitude to the Mexican government […]

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IME Becas Joanna Razo

IME Scholarship recipient Joanna Razo

IME Scholarship Recipient Joanna Razo

Nov 19, 2020

At the beginning of October, Brenau renewed an agreement with El Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior to provide funding and support for Mexican students from low-income households living in the United States who are completing basic or higher education or pursuing technological careers. The recipients recently wrote a letter of gratitude to the Mexican government […]

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IME Becas Sheila Vasquez with her parents

IME Scholarship recipient Sheila Vasquez with her parents

IME Scholarship Recipient Sheila Vasquez

Nov 18, 2020

At the beginning of October, Brenau renewed an agreement with El Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior to provide funding and support for Mexican students from low-income households living in the United States who are completing basic or higher education or pursuing technological careers. The recipients recently wrote a letter of gratitude to the Mexican government […]

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IME Scholarship recipient Teresa Machuca

IME Scholarship recipient Teresa Machuca

IME Scholarship Recipient Teresa Machuca

Nov 17, 2020

At the beginning of October, Brenau renewed an agreement with El Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior to provide funding and support for Mexican students from low-income households living in the United States who are completing basic or higher education or pursuing technological careers. The recipients recently wrote a letter of gratitude to the Mexican […]

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IME Becas recipient Getsemani Mojica

IME Becas recipient Getsemani Mojica

IME Scholarship Recipient Getsemani Mojica

Nov 16, 2020

At the beginning of October, Brenau renewed an agreement with El Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior to provide funding and support for Mexican students from low-income households living in the United States who are completing basic or higher education or pursuing technological careers. The recipients recently wrote a letter of gratitude to the […]

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IME Scholarship Recipient Andrea Garcia

IME Scholarship Recipient Andrea Garcia

IME Scholarship Recipient Andrea Garcia

Nov 16, 2020

At the beginning of October, Brenau renewed an agreement with El Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior to provide funding and support for Mexican students from low-income households living in the United States who are completing basic or higher education or pursuing technological careers. The recipients recently wrote a letter of gratitude to the Mexican government […]

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IME Becas Lucía Barrón

IME Scholarship Recipient Lucía Barrón

IME Scholarship Recipient Lucía Barrón

Nov 15, 2020

At the beginning of October, Brenau renewed an agreement with El Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior to provide funding and support for Mexican students from low-income households living in the United States who are completing basic or higher education or pursuing technological careers. The recipients recently wrote a letter of gratitude to the Mexican government […]

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Positive messages written in chalk on the sidewalks around Brenau's campus.

Building the Community You Want to Live In

Nov 10, 2020

Civic engagement and building the community you want to live in are major themes of Dr. Hollimon’s Intro to Gender Studies (GS200W) course. Intro to Gender Studies is a course which meets the civic engagement requirement of the curriculum so there are numerous course assignments and activities focused on their outreach and involvement to build […]

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Memorandum of Understanding Signing at Mexican Consulate by Javier Díaz de León and Anne Skleder

Javier Díaz de León and Brenau President Anne Skleder sign Memorandum of Understanding at the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta on Oct. 9th, 2020.

Grant Providing Scholarships for Mexican Students is Renewed

Oct 28, 2020

“Yes! We got the grant once again!” The excitement radiated from Admissions Specialist Maria Iñiguez upon hearing the news that Brenau was selected once again to receive the IME Scholarship. The IME (Institute for Mexicans Abroad) Scholarships (Becas in Spanish) is a program provided through the Government of Mexico that seeks to expand educational opportunities […]

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Sydney Hencil, an international student from Zimbabwe, excited to be back on campus after the summer break.

Sydney Hencil, an international student from Zimbabwe, excited to be back on campus after the summer break.

Brenau University: A World Away But A Home Away from Home

Oct 27, 2020

One of the first things I did after moving into the dorms my freshman year, was rush over to the Owens Student Center to take a picture under all the flags.  By the entrance of this building, which is home to classrooms and Student Services, giant flags from different countries hang proudly.  I was shocked […]

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