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Heather Ross becomes chair of physical therapy as founding chair Kathye Light begins sabbatical

Jun 12, 2018

Following its successful campaign to receive full accreditation for its newest doctoral program, Brenau University recently named Dr. Heather Ross chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. Ross replaces Dr. Kathye Light, the founding chair of the department who in the past five years has steered it from its early planning stages, through the graduation […]

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Lawyers Phillip and Lydia Sartain Establish Social Justice Endowment at Brenau

Apr 09, 2018

Gainesville lawyers Phillip and Lydia Sartain recently established an endowment at Brenau University to explore and establish academic programs for addressing social justice issues and practices. The Gainesville lawyers and civic leaders seeded the Fund for Community Engagement with a $50,000 gift that is part of the university’s ongoing $42 million ForeverGold campaign to finance […]

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Veteran Grants Developer Stefan Schulze Sails into New Fundraising Role at Brenau

Nov 17, 2017

Stefan Schulze, a specialist in soliciting and receiving university research and academic programming grants from federal and state agencies, joined the Brenau University development team this month to help expand the institution’s capabilities for attracting broader financial support from governmental agencies and nonprofit foundations. Brenau recruited the New Orleans native from the University of Georgia […]

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Teachers Top Brenau Alumni Honor Roll – But There’s a Little Detective Work Involved, Too

Oct 04, 2017

Brenau University’s 2017-18 crop of alumni award winners and Hall of Fame inductees focused heavily on graduates who have spent their lives teaching children – along with a retired Atlanta police detective who helped crack one of the city’s most sensational murder cases and a former FBI agent whose career in counterintelligence at times sounded […]

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Golf Team Ranked No. 3 in NAIA Coaches Poll

Oct 03, 2017

Propelled by early victories over highly ranked competitors, the Brenau University golf team in only its fifth year of intercollegiate competition leapt from virtually invisible in pre-seasons rankings to No. 3 in the nation in the first 2017-18 regular season NAIA Women’s Golf Coaches Poll. The team, which had never made it to any Top […]

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Longest-serving Professor Jim Southerland Previews Forthcoming Memoir

Sep 27, 2017

Dr. James E. Southerland, retired Brenau University professor, will read excerpts from his soon-to-be-published book, Sharecropper’s Son: A Journey of Teaching and Learning, at 5 p.m. Friday, Friday, Sept. 29, in the Northeast Georgia History Center during Brenau’s Homecoming Weekend activities. The reading and reception following at 6 p.m. are free and open to the public. […]

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Gainesville Campus Recovers from Storm Damage

Sep 12, 2017

Of all the campuses, the three Brenau locations in Gainesville were the least of worries as the Southeastern United States braced for the ravages of Hurricane Irma. Brenau officials even went ahead and announced the closing of the Jacksonville, Florida, campus at midday on Thursday, Sept. 7, a full 72 hours before the front end […]

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Brenau Agrees with Heliker-LaHotan Foundation to Acquire $3 Million in Maine Island Property and Artwork

Jul 20, 2017

Brenau University and the New York-based Heliker-LaHotan Foundation recently concluded a formal agreement for the foundation to donate to the university substantially all of its assets, including its archive of more than 2,000 art works, buildings and land on Great Cranberry Island in Maine, with an estimated valuation of about $3 million. In exchange Brenau […]

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No. 2 Golden Tigers’ Road to Softball World Series Goes Through Louisiana

May 10, 2017

KANSAS CITY (May 10, 2017) – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced here late today that the No. 2 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers will face Edward Waters College in Alexandria, Louisiana, May 15 in a softball national championship opening-round regional featuring three Top 25 teams. The top-seeded Golden Tigers represent the Southern […]

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Coach of the Year, Player of the Year … You Name It, and Golden Tigers Softball Probably Won It

Apr 28, 2017

DECATUR, Ala. – On the eve of the opening Southern States Athletic Conference postseason softball tournament with their 48th win, the 2017 regular-season champion Brenau Golden Tigers cleaned up at the conference’s annual awards banquet on Wednesday night, April 26, winning four of the five top awards and placing five on all-conference teams. The SSAC […]

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Golden Tigers Swimmers Complete 2017 Season Fourth in the Nation

Mar 06, 2017

COLUMBUS, Georgia — The Golden Tigers swim team finished fourth in the 2017 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving National Championships at the Columbus Aquatic Center – the team’s sixth consecutive year finishing near the top of national rankings. Brenau senior Courtney Hayward from Townsville, Australia, provided a boost when she won the 1650-meter freestyle […]

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Brenau Taps Veteran Academic Leader Jim Eck for Provost Post

Jan 30, 2017

Dr. James C. Eck, a nationally recognized expert on the nexus of professional teaching and meaningful learning in higher education, will join the administration of Brenau University on June 1 as provost and vice president of academic affairs. In that role Eck succeeds Dr. Nancy Krippel, who will retire effective July 1. He currently serves […]

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Lacrosse Coach Emily Wetmore to Build Golden Tigers’ Newest Intercollegiate Sport from Scratch

Oct 05, 2016

When Brenau University added Horseheads, New York, native Emily Wetmore to its athletics department staff as head lacrosse coach, it gave her a blank slate for building a team – a roster with no players on it and technically no place to play. However, Athletics Director Mike Lochstampfor says if anybody can get a Golden […]

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October 25 Program Goes ‘Beyond the Talking Points’ with Kristen Soltis Anderson and Maria Teresa Kumar

Sep 21, 2016

Exactly two weeks before the historic 2016 presidential election, Brenau University will host a public program with two of the nation’s most visible experts on the impact women, minorities and younger people now have on American politics. The Oct. 25 program will feature Republican pollster and strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson and Democratic organizer and commentator […]

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Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Brings ‘Fresh Eyes’ as One of Brenau’s Youngest Trustees

Aug 12, 2016

The Brenau University Board of Trustees has appointed Amanda Slavin, CEO and founder of Las Vegas-based CatalystCreativ, as its newest member. Slavin’s three-year term began immediately upon the board’s unanimous vote earlier this year. She will attend her first of the biannual board meetings in November. However, said Brenau President Ed Schrader, she has already […]

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Brenau Earns National Best Workplace Accolade

Jul 21, 2016

Brenau University is among 93 universities and colleges – and the only representative from Georgia – listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2016 “Great Colleges to Work For” rankings. The publication noted that Brenau created and maintained for its employees an environment of respect and appreciation, smooth interactions between faculty, supervisors and department chairs, […]

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Georgia Lawmakers Officially Honor Brenau’s Department of Physical Therapy

Mar 18, 2016

ATLANTA, March 18, 2016 – The Georgia Senate on March 11 adopted a resolution praising Brenau University’s Department of Physical Therapy for both its dedicated service to students and the state as a whole. Senate Resolution 1152 is co-sponsored by five state senators – District 49 Sen. Butch Miller (R-Gainesville); District 50 Sen. John Wilkinson […]

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Golden Tigers Finish Third in Nation at NAIA Championship Swim Meet

Mar 05, 2016

By Karen Rosen        COLUMBUS, Georgia, March 5, 2016 – With only 10 swimmers, Brenau University had a small presence on the pool deck at the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming & Diving championships meet but made a huge impression in the water. The Golden Tigers piled on the yardage in multiple races, […]

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Hayward’s Pep Talk – Backed by Power Performances – helps Brenau Move Up in NAIA Championship Meet Standings

Mar 05, 2016

By Karen Rosen        COLUMBUS, Georgia, March 4, 2016 – After Courtney Hayward won her second individual title of the 2016 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Swimming & Diving National Championships on Friday night, the Brenau University junior raced over to her teammates on the pool deck. “That’s what I’m talking about!” Hayward said. She […]

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‘RE-peat’: Golden Tigers Swimmers Win 2nd Conference Title

Feb 15, 2016

The No. 2 nationally ranked Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team overwhelmed second-place contender Wheeling Jesuit to capture the university’s second straight Appalachian Swimming Conference championship in Christianburg, Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 13. The next stop for the Brenau team is the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics U.S. championship meet in Columbus, Georgia, March 2-6. The Tigers finished that […]

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