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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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Brenau Students Remember Parkland Shooting Victims

Mar 14, 2018

More than 100 Brenau University students, staff and faculty members gathered on the front lawn of the Gainesville campus at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, to remember the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Wednesday marked exactly one month since the Valentine’s Day massacre at the Parkland, Florida, high school. Across the […]

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More than 120 Runners Participate in Second Annual Dempsey Dash 5K

Mar 12, 2018

The second annual Dempsey Dash 5K was held Saturday, March 10, and brought out more than 120 runners who celebrated the memory of Brenau’s long-time executive vice president and CFO, Wayne Dempsey, who died May 2, 2014, at 65. Proceeds from the race benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, established to provide assistance […]

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Program Recognizes Three Veteran Nurses Including Brenau Director Dina Hewett

Feb 16, 2018

Three women who all share a passion for improving health care and the health of the people they serve were recognized for their excellence on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the program titled Masters in the Art of Nursing: Healers among us. Presented by Brenau University and the Featherbone Communiversity, the eighth annual Masters in the […]

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Golden Tigers Lacrosse Team Begins Inaugural Season with Home Opener

Feb 09, 2018

The Brenau University lacrosse team opened its inaugural season on Friday, Feb. 9, against Georgetown (Kentucky) College in front of an excited crowd at Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park in Gainesville, Georgia. Though they lost to the Georgetown Tigers, Coach Emily DeJiacomo said she was proud of the Golden Tigers in their first game. […]

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Education Majors Help Local First-Graders Publish Picture Book

Feb 08, 2018

The seventh edition of “Tiger Tales” is underway at Fair Street International Academy in Gainesville, Georgia, with the help of education majors from Brenau University. Lisa McCoy, assistant professor in the College of Education, and her Brenau students are helping first-graders at Fair Street publish “Tiger Tales,” a book full of their own stories and […]

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President Ed Schrader Recognized in Junior Achievement Hall of Fame

Feb 07, 2018

Brenau University President Ed Schrader joined the ranks recognized as Northeast Georgia’s greatest economic development leaders on Saturday, Feb. 3, during his induction into the Junior Achievement Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame alongside John Addison, former co-CEO of the insurance and financial services marketing company Primerica. According to the organization’s award citation, Schrader during […]

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New Lacrosse Team to Open Season Friday, Feb. 9

Feb 07, 2018

The new Brenau University lacrosse team will open its inaugural season on Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park, 898 Longstreet Circle in Gainesville. There are 37 teams playing women’s lacrosse in the 2017-2018 school year in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), of which Brenau is a […]

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Brenau Adds Coveted Degree Program in Costuming for Film and Theater

Jan 31, 2018

Beginning in fall 2018, Brenau University will offer a degree program in costuming for film and theater, which professors and students say is perfectly tailored to the university’s abilities and Georgia’s growing film industry. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges acknowledged that the new program does not require a protracted approval […]

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Brenau Students, Faculty and Staff “Wake Up” and Remember Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 18, 2018

The 2018 winter convocation in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was held Thursday, Jan. 18, in Pearce Auditorium, a program which Vice President for Student Services Amanda Lammers called “one of the most inspiring” days of the year. The program included performances by the Brenau Department of Dance and the Gospel Choir, […]

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Online MBA and Graduate Education Programs Earn National Recognition by U.S. News & World Report

Jan 18, 2018

Brenau University’s online graduate education and MBA programs ranked among the top online higher education programs in the United States, according to the 2018 listings compiled by U.S. News & World Report. Evaluated alongside programs from more than 1,200 colleges and universities surveyed by the publication this year, Brenau University’s two programs scored high marks […]

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