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Associate Vice President for Development Robert Shippey will lead operation of new business incubator

Jul 19, 2018

After ensuring the successful completion of the $40 million ForeverGold campaign, new Associate Vice President for Development Robert Shippey will lead the operation of the Business Incubator at Brenau University (BIBU). Shippey, who was previously director of the campaign and senior director of development, said his responsibilities will continue to include initiatives such as major […]

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Brenau students, alumni prevent learning loss in RISE Program

Jul 13, 2018

Local parents were treated to a show during the commencement ceremony for the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, known as RISE, in the Fair Street International Academy gym on Friday, July 13. Donning green caps and gowns, the 130 students from Gainesville and Hall County school districts processed into the gym and participated in a […]

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David Morrison retires as Brenau vice president for communications and publications

Jun 25, 2018

After 11 years at Brenau University and more than 50 years in the industry, Vice President for Communications & Publications David Morrison will retire effective July 1. Current Director of Development Ben McDade will take on the role as vice president of the renamed Office of Marketing & Communications. Perhaps known best for his sense […]

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Local artists exhibit unique works in Brenau’s seventh annual President’s Summer Art Series

Jun 14, 2018

For the seventh consecutive year, Brenau University Galleries presents the President’s Summer Art Series, featuring the works of regional artists selected by Brenau President Ed Schrader. The opening reception for the exhibition was held in the Sellars Gallery of the Simmons Visual Arts Center Thursday, June 7. Since 2012, Schrader has invited four to five […]

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Brenau Announces Center for the Arts & Design

May 29, 2018

Brenau University recently announced creation of the Center for the Arts & Design, a collection of the university’s esteemed programs providing student-centered art and design education based on inquiry and innovation. The umbrella program is a collaboration of the Art & Design Department, which is comprised of studio art, fashion design and fashion merchandising programs, […]

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Physical therapy department receives full accreditation following inaugural class’s graduation

May 22, 2018

Just a fortnight after graduating its inaugural class of newly minted doctors on Saturday, May 5, Brenau University received notice that it has been fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The commencement exercise for the 37 men and women who received Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees had been deemed by […]

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Sen. Butch Miller tells Brenau graduates to pursue dreams ‘beyond your degree’

May 05, 2018

Brenau University graduates were given a special sendoff on May 4 and 5 by Georgia state Sen. Butch Miller, who was the keynote speaker for the 2018 spring commencements. Born in Macon, Georgia, and raised in Hall County, Miller has been a senator for over eight years and in 2017 was appointed president pro tempore. […]

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Brenau and Anhui Normal University Set Example for U.S.-China Relations

May 05, 2018

While Brenau University President Ed Schrader distributed diplomas Saturday, May 5, in his institution’s final commencement of the 2017-18 academic year, four officials from the People’s Republic of China monitored the culmination of a U.S.-China deal that is working just fine. The delegation from Wuhu, about 180 miles west of Shanghai, represented Anhui Normal University, […]

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Brenau physical therapy program to graduate inaugural class Saturday, May 5

May 04, 2018

After building a brand-new Department of Physical Therapy three years ago, Brenau University will confer degrees to its first Doctors of Physical Therapy on Saturday, May 4. Dr. Kathye Light, chair of the Brenau physical therapy department, called the accomplishment “nothing short of fabulous.” “It’s monumental,” she said. “It was a very hard thing to […]

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Brenau Dance Department Faculty, Students Remember Longtime Professor Jolie Long Carlton

May 03, 2018

Jolie Long Carlton, longtime Brenau University professor and chair of the Department of Dance, died Tuesday, May 1, surrounded by family at her home in Gainesville, Georgia. Carlton joined Brenau’s Dance Department in 1998, bringing thoughtful and technical skills along with what her former coworkers describe as artistic passion and deep friendship. Madia Whillette Cooper-Ashirifi, […]

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Golden Tigers tennis captures 2018 AAC tournament championship, postseason honors

Apr 22, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 22, 2018) – The Brenau University tennis team wrapped up its first year in the Appalachian Athletic Conference with both the regular season and conference tournament championship after a 5-3 victory over SCAD Atlanta on Sunday, April 22, at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Playing indoor due to rain, the Golden […]

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Students, Alumnae Celebrate Annual May Day and Reunion Weekend

Apr 17, 2018

Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, Women’s College of Brenau University students and alumnae celebrated the annual Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day, one of the oldest traditions at Brenau. Formerly known as Spring Festival, May Day takes place on front campus, highlighted by the presentation of the May Court, crowning of the May Queen and […]

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Students Participate in Interdepartmental Death and Dying Simulation

Apr 13, 2018

An interdepartmental project each semester brings together Brenau University students from three very different disciplines to practice handling one of the hardest things in life: death. The Death and Dying Simulation, which ran Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10-11, involved Brenau nursing students, psychology students and theater students who work together to allow second-year nursing students […]

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Brenau Tennis Secures 2018 Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship

Apr 09, 2018

The No. 14 Brenau University tennis team defeated Montreat College to clinch the Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, April 7, at the Lessie Smithgall Tennis Center in Gainesville, Georgia. In the championship-clinching match, the Golden Tigers rolled past the visiting Cavaliers, sweeping all doubles and singles matches to win 9-0 overall. “This was a […]

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TV News Legend Monica Pearson Challenges Budding Journalists to ‘Get Outside Yourselves’ at Brenau Media Day

Mar 29, 2018

Veteran television journalist Monica Kaufman Pearson, who made history as the first African-American and first woman to anchor a major 6 p.m. newscast, told a group of high school students considering careers in journalism that they will need to break out of their comfort zones and prepare diligently to work successfully in news media. Addressing […]

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Brenau Delivers First Golden Tiger Scholarship Award by Drone

Mar 27, 2018
Johnson High School senior Karla Villatoro had a truly one-of-a-kind surprise on Tuesday, March 27, when a drone delivered a letter notifying her that she is recipient of the first Golden Tiger Award, a $5,000 scholarship to the Women’s College of Brenau University. The Golden Tiger Award recognizes an incoming student for outstanding community service. [...]
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Kathleen Foley Named Interim Director of the School of Occupational Therapy

Mar 23, 2018

Brenau University has appointed longtime occupational therapist and Associate Professor Kathleen Foley as interim director of the School of Occupational Therapy. Since the classes and clinical placements in the 23-year-old School of Occupational Therapy run year-round, Foley is positioned to manage the program without interruption during the next six months while a select committee conducts […]

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Brenau Swimmers Named NAIA All-Americans and Scholar-Athletes

Mar 21, 2018

Nine Brenau University swimmers were named 2018 All-Americans and Women’s Swimming Scholar-Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics after their team’s No. 8 overall finish at the 2018 NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships. Nikoletta Alvanou, a freshman from Thessaloniki, Greece, received All-America honors for the 800 free relay and 400 individual medley; Maggie Davis, […]

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Annual Program Recognizes Nine Instructors, Including Brenau Teachers, Alumni, as Masters in their Field

Mar 21, 2018

A Brenau University professor, three alumni and a former Brenau Academy teacher were some of the nine honorees at the 10th annual Masters in Teaching: Life Changers at Work program presented by Featherbone Communiversity and Brenau on Wednesday, March 21. Masters in Teaching honors a group of instructors annually from Northeast Georgia who excel in […]

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Colloquium Speakers Prove Women Can Handle Any Challenge, Personal or Professional

Mar 16, 2018

Four remarkable women shared their defining moments as pioneers in their different fields, competing with and leading men in the workforce with few women to show them the way, in front of a crowd of more than 300 at the Hosch Theatre at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University. […]

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