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Brenau Acquires $3 Million in Maine Island Property and Artwork in Agreement with Heliker-LaHotan Foundation

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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Incoming Freshmen Get Early Peeks at Brenau University Gainesville Campus

Jul 20, 2017

Incoming freshman Moira Weigel traveled furthest to attend Brenau University’s Early Registration on Monday, July 17, driving almost 1,200 miles from her home in Beresford, South Dakota, with her father. She chose Brenau University for its renowned theater program. “I was looking at schools all around the country. I was impressed and decided I wanted […]

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Brenau University Receives National Best Workplace Accolade

Jul 17, 2017

For the fifth time, Brenau University was recognized this week as one of the best higher education institutions to work for in the United States. It was among about 80 universities and colleges – and one of only three from Georgia – listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2017 “Great Colleges to Work For” […]

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RISE Program Celebrates 120 Student Participants in Commencement Ceremony

Jul 10, 2017

Children in the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, RISE, program graduated Friday, July 14, at Fair Street International Academy among friends, family and their summer camp teachers. “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with these students the last six weeks,” said Chelsey Brown, 2016 graduate of Brenau University Women’s College and one of […]

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New Exercise Science Degree at Brenau Offers Students Door to Health Care Industry

Jul 05, 2017

Brenau University will begin classes in August for a new coeducational exercise science degree program, offering students a new ideal entryway to the health care industry. Following approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the university is currently admitting students for the Gainesville campus-based program. The first 30-student cohort will […]

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Jim Eck Begins New Role as Brenau University’s Chief Academic Officer

Jul 03, 2017

Dr. James C. Eck, a nationally recognized expert on the nexus of professional teaching and meaningful learning in higher education, has officially joined the Brenau University administration as provost and vice president of academic affairs. Eck succeeds Dr. Nancy Krippel, who retired this year. He previously served as provost at Louisburg College in Louisburg, North […]

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Three Track & Field Athletes Compete at NAIA Nationals

May 30, 2017

Gulf Shores, Ala. – Ismaelle Occeus could not have been in a tougher spot. The Brenau senior had just one more attempt in the triple jump Friday night at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships after fouling on her first two tries. Among the 24 entrants, only nine would advance and get three more […]

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2017 Physical Therapy Doctoral Cohort Completes Three-year Cycle for ‘Full’ Brenau Program

May 26, 2017

When the 40 members of the new physical therapy cohort at Brenau University settled in for the first week of classes, they helped mark two important milestones for the three-year-old doctoral degree program. First, their presence means the program based at Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville now operates at its full capacity of 120 students. […]

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Brenau Adds Online Master’s Degree in Communication and Media Studies

May 19, 2017

Brenau University is now accepting applicants for its new online Master of Arts in communication and media studies that will begin in August. After reviewing the program outline and supporting documents submitted by the university, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges acknowledged by letter earlier this month that the online master’s […]

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Brenau Partners with Local School to Help Students Write, Illustrate Published Book

May 17, 2017

A second-grader at Fair Street International Academy declared Tuesday the “best day ever” after her classmates received the fruits of their labors: Lucile Shows Kindness: Tiger Tales from Fair Street Elementary, a book full of their own stories and illustrations. The perfect-bound, hardcover publication was made possible through a partnership with Brenau University’s College of […]

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Brenau Celebrates Georgia Artists in Sixth Annual President’s Summer Art Exhibition

May 14, 2017

Brenau University’s sixth annual President’s Summer Art Series celebrates the work of four North Georgia artists with a free public reception Thursday, May 18, from 5:30-7 p.m., to open the annual exhibition.  The reception and show, which runs through July 13, will be in the Sellars Gallery at the Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Boulevard, on the […]

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Brenau Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design Ranked No. 3 in U.S.

May 14, 2017

SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher, recently named the Brenau University Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design program No. 3 in the nation in its list of Top Online Colleges. SR Education Group assembles its Top Online College rankings by analyzing accredited online schools across the nation, considering academic strength and rigor […]

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Brenau Graduation Confers More Advanced Graduate Degrees than Undergrad Diplomas

May 06, 2017

Celebrating its spring commencement Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, 139-year-old Brenau University continued an increasing trend at the institution as it conferred more advanced graduate degrees than undergraduate diplomas. “More than half of the graduates of Brenau during this 2016-17 academic year were graduate students,” said President Ed Schrader. “These are folks that have already […]

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Radio Personality Kirsten Winquist Tells Women’s College Graduates that Chasing Dreams Requires ‘Grunt Work’

May 05, 2017

Kirsten Winquist, a voice of Jimmy Buffett’s Radio Margaritaville, told the members of the 2017 Brenau University Women’s College graduating class to be willing to “do the grunt work” to build the life they want. “You’ve probably been told a dozen times to follow your passion,” Winquist said in her May 5 commencement address. “But […]

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Brenau Signs Agreement with Third Chinese Institution to Bring International Students to Campus

May 01, 2017

Anhui Business College Slated to Send up to 30 Students a Year for Bachelor of Business Administration Studies Brenau University and Anhui Business College last week signed a contract that will result in about 30 Chinese students each year completing undergraduate degrees in business administration on the Gainesville, Georgia, campus. The agreement – signed in […]

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Brenau Adds Environmental Design Program for National and International Students

May 01, 2017

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently approved an undergraduate degree in environmental design at Brenau University. Prospective students can now apply for classes that will begin in August at brenau.edu/apply/. The accreditation organization gave quick approval to the program because Brenau already offers approved bachelors, masters and Master of Fine […]

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#2 Golden Tigers Softball Sweeps Four in SSAC Tournament for First Conference Championships

Apr 29, 2017

Brenau Defeats Mobile to Capture SSAC Softball Tournament Championship By Jerry Felts DECATUR, Ala. (April 29, 2017) – Brenau University freshman pitcher Kathleen Daniel was questionable to take the mound before the Southern States Athletic Conference softball tournament championship game Saturday afternoon in Decatur, Alabama. Daniel, the league’s freshman, pitcher and player of the year, […]

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Brenau Keeps ‘Never Less than First’ Record Alive with Fifth Straight SSAC Conference Championship

Apr 24, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. – The Brenau University track and field team accumulated 233 points to win decisively its fifth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Women’s Track & Field Championship in Mobile, Alabama, on Saturday, April 22. The five-year-old team has never failed to capture a conference championship. Heavily favored going into the meet on the neutral […]

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Golden Tigers Softball is First Undefeated Team in SSAC Conference Play with Sweep of Coastal Georgia

Apr 21, 2017

The Brenau University Golden Tigers softball team on Friday became the first program to go undefeated in the Southern States Athletic Conference regular season with a doubleheader sweep of the College of Coastal Georgia at Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. The doubleheader also gave Golden Tigers freshman Eli Daniel of Locust Grove, Georgia, two more […]

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Brenau Golden Tigers Cheerleading Finish 8th in National Competition

Apr 17, 2017

The Brenau University Golden Tigers competition cheerleading team placed No. 8 at the National Cheerleaders Association Championships April 5-8. The Gainesville, Georgia, team scored 88.45 points in the NCA finals – enough to place it in the national top 10 final rankings for the sixth consecutive year. “The girls were amazing all weekend,” said Head […]

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