Category: Admissions Blog

Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Us

Sep 14, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month is a national celebration that honors the cultures, traditions and contributions of Hispanic and Latin Americans to the United States. The monthlong celebration takes place from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 every year, a period of time deliberately chosen due to its strong connection to the history of Hispanic culture. The Hispanic/Latino population in […]

Panama Student Headshot of Bladimir Rodrigues

Get to know Panamanian student Bladimir Rodrigues

Sep 13, 2021

In this series, we are introducing you to the new students from Panama who Brenau welcomed as part of the university’s new partnership with the Institute for the Development of Human Resources (IFARHU), Panama’s financial aid agency. Please be sure to give them a warm Brenau welcome when you see them around campus! Name: Bladimir Rodrigues Major: Operations Management […]

Brenau Dreams Scholar Lin Ngo

Meet Lin Ngo, Brenau Dreams Scholarship recipient from Vietnam

Sep 01, 2021

Having spent most of her childhood in Bình Minh, Vietnam, Lin Ngo said she learned not to take for granted the educational opportunities in the U.S. When she was offered a Brenau Dreams Scholarship a few days before fall semester classes started, she didn’t hesitate. “I want to go to medical school,” Ngo said. “Brenau has a […]

Get to know Panamanian student Ann Almengor

Get to know Panamanian student Ann Almengor

Jul 01, 2021

In this series, we are introducing you to the new students from Panama who Brenau welcomed as part of the university’s new partnership with the Institute for the Development of Human Resources (IFARHU), Panama’s financial aid agency. Please be sure to give them a warm Brenau welcome when you see them around campus! Name: Ann Almengor […]

headshot for Panamanian student Ana Gabriela Pérez

Get to know Panamanian student Ana Gabriela Pérez

Jun 29, 2021

This April, Brenau welcomed 16 new students from Panama as part of the university’s new partnership with the Institute for the Development of Human Resources (IFARHU), Panama’s financial aid agency. Students were chosen through a highly selective process emphasizing academic merit and financial need for the five-year program, which includes a year of college readiness followed […]

headshot of Panamanian student Alejandra Arroyo

Get to know Panamanian student Alejandra Arroyo

Jun 24, 2021

In this series, we are introducing you to the new students from Panama who Brenau welcomed as part of the university’s new partnership with the Institute for the Development of Human Resources (IFARHU), Panama’s financial aid agency. Please be sure to give them a warm Brenau welcome when you see them around campus! Name: Alejandra Arroyo Major: Biology Hometown […]

Panamanian student and Finance major Alberto Ortega

Get to know Panamanian student Alberto Ortega

Jun 24, 2021

In this series, we are introducing you to the new students from Panama who Brenau welcomed as part of the university’s new partnership with the Institute for the Development of Human Resources (IFARHU), Panama’s financial aid agency. Please be sure to give them a warm Brenau welcome when you see them around campus! Name: Alberto Ortega Major: FinanceHometown […]

Pippin 2020 (Photo by Aj Renolds)

Time to Break a Leg: Theatre as a Major

May 07, 2021

Sophomore Brianna Gutierrez took the unique opportunity to combine her love of Broadway and dance by pursuing a double major in dance and theatre. “My dream is to choreograph for musicals on Broadway,” she said. Being part of Brenau’s joint theatre program, Gainesville Theater Alliance (GTA), with the University of North Georgia is helping her […]

2021 Dance Seniors Gracie Metcalf, Lauren Rathmann, Shania McAmis, Dejah Williams. Photo by AJ Renolds.

Dance as a Major

Apr 27, 2021

Dance is more than just an art, it is a craft.  The Department of Dance at Brenau University helps students to hone their skills, educating each individual as a dance practitioner, scholar and artist.  The dance program allows students to thrive in a creative, supportive and challenging environment.   “One of my favorite aspects of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Counselor. 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 […]

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 […]

"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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]