Author Archive

Brenau hosts 16th annual Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament

Oct 17, 2018

On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, Brenau University hosted its 16th annual Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament, which brought students from nine universities to practice their conflict resolution skills in a national tournament. One of the best-known regular competitions at Brenau University, the tournament positions students against each other as they compete to be the best […]

Read more

Brenau Partner ON Language Achieves Accreditation Milestone

Oct 08, 2018

Brenau University’s partner language school ON Language, which offers English instruction on the university’s campus in Gainesville, Georgia, reached a crucial accreditation milestone this fall. The private, postsecondary English language institution based in South Carolina earned the maximum possible five-year initial accreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). CEA is recognized by […]

Read more

Students, alumni celebrate Homecoming Weekend

Oct 02, 2018

More than 100 students, alumni, their families and friends celebrated Brenau University Homecoming Weekend Sept. 28-29. Events included campus tours, a cocktail reception and the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony. Nancy Rogers Reynolds, a 1970 graduate of Brenau Academy and 1973 graduate of the Women’s College, was named Academy Alumna of the Year. Jeff Seiple, Brenau […]

Read more

Four alumnae inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Oct 02, 2018

The Brenau University Athletics Department hosted the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony during Homecoming Weekend on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville. Tennis players and sisters Ayako Noda Horie, class of 1997, and Maiko Noda Hashimoto, class of 1999, returned for the event from their native Japan. They, alongside swimmer […]

Read more

Golden Tigers host UGA in program-first softball exhibition

Sep 24, 2018

For the first time in program history, the Brenau University softball team hosted the University of Georgia in an exhibition doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 22. The games were played at Brenau’s Pacolet Milliken Field at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park in Gainesville, Georgia. Brenau Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor said that while this was a first for […]

Read more

Brenau to host UGA in softball exhibition

Sep 17, 2018

For the first time in program history, the Brenau University Golden Tigers softball team will host the University of Georgia in an exhibition doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 22. The games will be played at 1 and 3 p.m. at Brenau’s Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park, 1854 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE in Gainesville, Georgia. Brenau Athletic […]

Read more

Brenau’s emphasis on affordable, quality and meaningful education lands university in U.S. News & World Report rankings

Sep 10, 2018

For 140 years, Brenau University has provided prestigious higher education structured upon Brenau’s values of small class sizes, personal attention to individual students and reasonable costs. These values were nationally acknowledged Monday by U.S. News & World Report, which listed Brenau in several of its Best Colleges rankings. “We are thankful to be recognized for […]

Read more

Brenau adding desirable terminal degree program with Doctor of Education

Sep 05, 2018

In January 2019 Brenau University will begin enrolling students in a new hybrid Doctor of Education degree program with specializations in early childhood education, middle grades education and leadership in higher education. Jim Eck, Brenau provost and vice president for academic affairs, said the Doctor of Education — which received approval from the Southern Association […]

Read more

Professors Claudia Wilburn and Portia Burns encourage respect at fall convocation

Aug 30, 2018

After giving a compelling keynote address at the Fall Formal Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 30, Chair and Associate Professor of Art & Design Claudia Wilburn asked Adjunct Professor of Music Portia Burns to help her bring home her message. “Your charge for this semester is to remember and act upon these things: Respect your education, […]

Read more

Students react to first day of the 2018 school year

Aug 27, 2018
Monday, Aug. 27, marked the first day of the 2018 fall semester for Brenau University students. Whether freshmen on campus for the first time or seniors experiencing their “last first day,” emotions and excitement ran high as we caught up with a few between their classes on the historic Gainesville campus. Kellsey Kloker Kellsey Kloker, [...]
Read more

Students travel from near and far to move onto campus for new school year

Aug 22, 2018

Brenau University’s Gainesville campus was a little livelier on Wednesday, Aug. 22, as new and returning day students moved into dormitories and sorority houses for the start of the new school year. Some students, like Paola Benitez-Hernandez, a biology major from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, traveled far to call Brenau their new home. She found out […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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. […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more
General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6299 or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, +1-770-534-6100 or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100