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Brenau President Ed Schrader offers graduates advice for successful futures

Dec 14, 2018

During Brenau University’s winter commencements on Friday, Dec. 14, the institution’s President Ed Schrader challenged the graduates to go out and change the world by keeping in mind a few simple rules. Schrader, a known dog lover and owner of chocolate lab Jake, told the audience to keep in mind the tips of renowned dog […]

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The Women’s College announces plans for new signature programs

Dec 13, 2018

For 140 years, The Women’s College of Brenau University has supported, educated and prepared young women to become the professional thought leaders of their generations. On Thursday, Dec. 13, the university announced plans to strengthen The Women’s College, reinforcing its prominence in the education and development of outstanding women for the next 140 years. “Since […]

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Interior design students help decorate historic Atlanta home

Nov 27, 2018

Brenau University interior design students recently decorated for Christmas one of the most visually notable and historic structures in Atlanta. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, built between 1917 and 1921, was the home of the family of Charles Howard Candler from 1920 until 1959. Candler was the oldest son of Asa Griggs Candler, the Atlanta pharmacist […]

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Annual Kay and Douglas Ivester Scholarship supports health science students

Nov 01, 2018

Thanks to the generosity of Doug and Kay Ivester, eight health science students at Brenau University are one step closer to working in the industry. The Kay and Douglas Ivester Scholarship, awarded annually, goes to deserving students in the Ivester College of Health Sciences. Nursing student Lauren Bearden, who will graduate in May 2019 with […]

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Senior Kia Shields receives the Gary Lee Scholarship

Oct 30, 2018

Brenau University senior and early childhood education major Kia Shields recently received the prestigious Gary Lee Scholarship from the Council of Independent Colleges for the 2018-19 academic year. The $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an individual in their final year of college preparing to become a teacher. The scholarship is named in honor of […]

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Annual Grrrl PowHER Hour followed by a surprise 140th birthday party

Oct 29, 2018

Every fall the Brenau University Women’s College hosts Grrrl PowHER Hour, an informal lunchtime convocation for students and the community. But this year, the event was followed by a special surprise. A “birthday party” celebrating the university’s 140th anniversary this academic year was held on the front lawn outside Pearce Auditorium, complete with games, prizes, […]

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Afghan alumna returns to campus to share her story

Oct 29, 2018

For one Brenau University alumna, her education could mean a death sentence for her family. The 2014 graduate of the Women’s College — who goes by the alias Maryem for the safety of her family back home — is a native of Afghanistan. She studied at Brenau through the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women, a […]

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Golf Coach Damon Stancil named NAIA Coach of Character

Oct 24, 2018

Brenau University Golf Coach Damon Stancil was this month named the 2018-2019 NAIA Coach of Character for the Appalachian Athletic Conference. “This award speaks to the character and values that Damon exemplifies and the quality of coaching he brings to our golf program,” said Brenau Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor. “He is highly deserving of this […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, [...]
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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 […]

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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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