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National Athletics Director Group Ranks Brenau Athletics Program Fourth Among Southern States Schools

Jun 24, 2016

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics listed Brenau University’s athletics program as one of the best in the Southern States Athletic Conference in its 2015-16 Learfield Sports Director’s Cup final rankings. NACDA and USA Today rank institutions based on their teams’ final standings across a dozen sports. Brenau University, with 242 points overall, […]

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Brenau Picks Eugene Williams as College of Education Dean

Jun 16, 2016

Following the retirement of Sandra Leslie at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, Brenau University named longtime professor Eugene Williams the new dean of the College of Education. After a nationwide search narrowed the field of applicants to three candidates, the selection committee recommended the internal candidate in part because of his significant experiences […]

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Brenau University Presents Summer Speaker Series at Jacksonville Campus

Jun 10, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, June 10, 2016 – Brenau University hosts a special four-month speaker series this summer, featuring some of Jacksonville’s most noteworthy civic, political and business leaders discussing the local community’s most significant issues. “We were looking for opportunities to invite companies, individuals and students to the location to get a feel of Brenau’s environment,” […]

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Track and Field Earns Three All-American Titles at National Championships

Jun 02, 2016

Eight Brenau student-athletes competed at the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 26-28 in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with two seniors earning All-American honors. Four-time Southern States Athletic Conference All-Conference selection Olamide Sokunbi of Marietta, Georgia, made Brenau history by finishing second in the triple jump, recording a 12.06 […]

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Second Wave of Physical Therapy Doctoral Degree Candidates Begin Classes

Jun 02, 2016

The 40 Doctor of Physical Therapy candidates who initiated studies May 16 for Brenau University’s two-year-old program came from a nationwide pool of about 750 applicants, which 2015 data supplied by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education indicates is about 300 applicants deeper than the national average for colleges and universities that offer […]

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Undergraduate Nursing Class is One of Brenau’s Largest, Most Experienced

May 31, 2016

Sixty-three students from four countries and 10 states began work May 16 toward Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees in what a Brenau University School of Nursing professor described as one of the most experienced classes in the program’s history. This is the first cohort – a group in which all members pursue the same […]

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Golden Tiger Tennis Gets Fifth Seed for NAIA Championship Tournament May 17-21

May 16, 2016

Currently ranked fifth in the nation, the Brenau University Golden Tigers tennis team won the fifth seed position for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship tournament May 17-21 in Mobile, Alabama. The Tigers received a first-round bye and will open play on Wednesday, May 18, against the Tuesday winner of the match between No. […]

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Brenau Softball Punches Ticket to National Championship Qualifiers

May 11, 2016

The Brenau University Golden Tigers softball team made the final cut of qualifying squads for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national championships opening round. The team joins Brenau’s swimming, tennis, outdoor track & field and competition cheer teams as athletics programs selected for national championship berths this season. Ranked No. 4 in the Southern […]

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Retired Admiral Annie Andrews ‘Commands’ Brenau Graduates to Set Sail for Professional Adventures

May 07, 2016

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews charged Brenau University graduates Saturday to never let fear of the unknown stop them from following dreams. “At the beginning of my career, I thought I had to choose between a safe route and an adventurous one,” Andrews said. “Embarking on my Navy career, I was surrounded […]

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‘Call the Meeting to Order,’ Admiral Tells Women’s College Graduates

May 06, 2016

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews told the 2016 Brenau University Women’s College graduating class to aim high in their professional aspirations. She also gave them a blueprint for success: have a plan, a purpose, a passion and then picture in their minds how they are going to place themselves there. “Not only […]

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Retired Admiral Annie Andrews Will Address Brenau’s 137th Spring Commencement

May 03, 2016

Annie B. Andrews, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral who now serves as a top official with the Federal Aviation Administration, will deliver commencement addresses Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, to the more than 300 students participating in Brenau University’s 137th spring graduation ceremonies. The Hinesville, Georgia, native who retired in September after […]

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Brenau Partners with ON Language for English Language Skills Support

May 02, 2016

Brenau University will partner with ON Language, a private South Carolina-based language instruction organization, to offer English-as-a-second-language services on the university’s Gainesville, Georgia, campus. Although ON Language will operate from university offices on the Gainesville campus, the partnership agreement permits it to accept non-Brenau students as well. The university engaged ON Language primarily to provide […]

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Brenau Takes Pledge for New Opioid Education Initiative

May 02, 2016

School of Nursing Supports New CDC Prescription Drug Standards Brenau University is one of 191 colleges, universities and medical schools across the United States joining the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in the fight against prescription drug abuse. Brenau University’s School of Nursing has pledged to follow new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Accolades Pile On Golden Tigers Athletes and Coach Following Fourth Consecutive Track & Field Title

Apr 28, 2016

The accolades keep coming for the 2016 Southern States Athletic Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Champion Golden Tigers, including the conference 2015-16 Coach of the Year title for Brenau head track coach Byron Kramer. The first-year head coach led the team to its fourth consecutive conference championship in Mobile, Alabama, where the Golden Tigers […]

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Tennis Finishes Second at Conference Championship

Apr 26, 2016
MOBILE, Alabama, April 26, 2016 – The No. 6 nationally ranked Brenau University tennis team finished second in the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship April 23, losing only to NCAA-bound Auburn University-Montgomery. The Golden Tigers’ sole victory in the 5-1 finals came in doubles competition. SSAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year Fatyha Berjane, a [...]
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Track & Field Team Wins Fourth Straight Conference Title

Apr 23, 2016

MOBILE, Alabama, April 23, 2016 – Brenau University’s Outdoor Track & Field team picked up its fourth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Championship April 23 in Mobile, Alabama. The Golden Tigers collected 11 first-place finishes at the SSAC meet and won the conference crown by a 138-point margin. “To win four successive conference championships elevates […]

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Student-Athlete Fatyha Berjane Named SSAC Tennis Player of the Year

Apr 22, 2016

MOBILE, Alabama, April 22, 2016 – All seven members of Brenau University’s Golden Tigers tennis team received all-conference awards at an event prior to the first sets of Southern States Athletic Conference championship play in Mobile, Alabama, on April 22, with senior Fatyha Berjane recognized as Player of the Year. The SSAC also named Berjane […]

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Heliker-LaHotan Foundation Presents Brenau Self-Portraits of Influential 20th Century Artists

Apr 22, 2016

The New York and Maine-based foundation that provides programs for and support of mid-career artists recently added two pieces to Brenau University’s permanent collection – self-portraits by influential 20th century American artists John Heliker and Robert LaHotan. The Heliker-LaHotan Foundation in Cranberry Isles, Maine, donated the paintings to Brenau in part because of the university’s […]

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Brenau University Celebrates Golden Tiger Way

Apr 22, 2016

The heart of Brenau University’s Gainesville campus has a new name, and in coming months, it could also have a new look. Although the angled drive is not a city street, Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan, whose wife is a Brenau alumna, joined Brenau President Ed Schrader to officially christen Golden Tiger Way on the historic […]

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Forever Home: Brenau Celebrates May Day 2016

Apr 16, 2016

Hundreds of Women’s College graduates returned to Brenau’s Gainesville campus for the university’s Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day festivities April 15-16. Friday and Saturday’s events were marked by tears of joy, tears of nostalgia and tears of remembrance. Following the traditional class day, May Court and Maypole wrapping ceremonies, alumnae and their families toured […]

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