Retired Admiral Annie Andrews ‘Commands’ Brenau Graduates to Set Sail for Professional Adventures

May 07, 2016

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews charged Brenau University graduates Saturday to never let fear of the unknown stop them from following dreams. “At the beginning of my career, I thought I had to choose between a safe route and an adventurous one,” Andrews said. “Embarking on my Navy career, I was surrounded […]

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‘Call the Meeting to Order,’ Admiral Tells Women’s College Graduates

May 06, 2016

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews told the 2016 Brenau University Women’s College graduating class to aim high in their professional aspirations. She also gave them a blueprint for success: have a plan, a purpose, a passion and then picture in their minds how they are going to place themselves there. “Not only […]

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Tennis Finishes Second at Conference Championship

Apr 26, 2016
MOBILE, Alabama, April 26, 2016 – The No. 6 nationally ranked Brenau University tennis team finished second in the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship April 23, losing only to NCAA-bound Auburn University-Montgomery. The Golden Tigers’ sole victory in the 5-1 finals came in doubles competition. SSAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year Fatyha Berjane, a [...]
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Track & Field Team Wins Fourth Straight Conference Title

Apr 23, 2016

MOBILE, Alabama, April 23, 2016 – Brenau University’s Outdoor Track & Field team picked up its fourth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Championship April 23 in Mobile, Alabama. The Golden Tigers collected 11 first-place finishes at the SSAC meet and won the conference crown by a 138-point margin. “To win four successive conference championships elevates […]

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Heliker-LaHotan Foundation Presents Brenau Self-Portraits of Influential 20th Century Artists

Apr 22, 2016

The New York and Maine-based foundation that provides programs for and support of mid-career artists recently added two pieces to Brenau University’s permanent collection – self-portraits by influential 20th century American artists John Heliker and Robert LaHotan. The Heliker-LaHotan Foundation in Cranberry Isles, Maine, donated the paintings to Brenau in part because of the university’s […]

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Brenau University Celebrates Golden Tiger Way

Apr 22, 2016

The heart of Brenau University’s Gainesville campus has a new name, and in coming months, it could also have a new look. Although the angled drive is not a city street, Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan, whose wife is a Brenau alumna, joined Brenau President Ed Schrader to officially christen Golden Tiger Way on the historic […]

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Forever Home: Brenau Celebrates May Day 2016

Apr 16, 2016

Hundreds of Women’s College graduates returned to Brenau’s Gainesville campus for the university’s Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day festivities April 15-16. Friday and Saturday’s events were marked by tears of joy, tears of nostalgia and tears of remembrance. Following the traditional class day, May Court and Maypole wrapping ceremonies, alumnae and their families toured […]

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They Swing! They Score! New Brenau Athletics Park Construction Moves Closer to Opening Day

Apr 06, 2016

Contractors using a heavy crane swung the pieces of a 25-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall digital scoreboard into place April 5 as Brenau University moved closer to opening day for the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park, home of the Golden Tigers softball team. Located about two miles from the Brenau historic campus, the park lies along Jesse Jewell […]

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Nursing School Gives Georgia Congressman High Confidence in Skills of New Health Professionals

Apr 06, 2016

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Georgia, said his recent tour of the technologically advanced Brenau University School of Nursing gave him a high level of confidence that “our nursing and health care professionals are being trained at the highest level.” Guided by School of Nursing Director Dina Hewitt, Collins on March 31 met with Brenau professors […]

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State Senator Conveys Honor for Brenau Physical Therapy to Trustees and Administrators

Apr 03, 2016

Georgia State Sen. Butch Miller, R–Gainesville, presented a proclamation to the Brenau University Board of Trustees Friday, April 1, praising the school’s new physical therapy doctoral program for its contribution to the betterment of health care and economic development in the region. Miller authored the resolution during the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly, […]

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The Best of the Best: Bill Rogers and Three Top Tennis Players Join Brenau University’s Athletics Hall of Fame

Oct 03, 2015

One of the most accomplished coaches in the history of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics is among the latest inductees in Brenau University’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Former Brenau head tennis coach Dr. Bill Rogers quite literally led the 2015-16 hall of fame class, as the other three other inductees – Leyla Ogan, Helene […]

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Women’s College Students Learn in First Fall Convocation That, in Finding Life’s Passions, “There’s No App for That”

Aug 27, 2015

In the traditional kickoff of the Brenau University Women’s College academic year, one of the region’s foremost forensic interviewers, Dr. Julie Battle, told students that going to college will not automatically prepare them for life or careers. “You can’t do a Google search to find your passion,” said Dr. Julie Battle, chair of Brenau’s academic […]

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New Students Pour into Brenau for Move-In Day 2015

Aug 18, 2015

The next wave of Brenau University Women’s College first-year students arrived on Tuesday to get a head start on learning the ropes as college freshmen before the scheduled beginning of classes on Monday, Aug. 24. In all, more than 300 new students – hailing from 11 states and six countries – will begin classes at […]

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Surprise Veterans Reunion Highlights Graduation Ceremony

May 02, 2015

When Brenau University President Ed Schrader gave his welcoming remarks at the 2015 commencement, he gave a special acknowledgment to the active duty military personnel and veterans among the graduating class. Schrader singled out one veteran: Debra Cooper from Winder, Georgia, who was about to receive a diploma for a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. […]

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28-year-old Entrepreneur Amanda Slavin Challenges Graduates to ‘Look Back’ as Well as Forward

May 01, 2015

Amanda Slavin, the 28-year-old entrepreneur that Forbes magazine recognized as one of the top 30 marketing and advertising professionals who have not yet celebrated their 30th birthdays, cautioned members of the 2015 Brenau University Women’s College graduating class to measure success as they go forth in life “not by what you accomplish…but by who you are.” As […]

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Golden Tigers Split Doubleheader Against Middle Georgia State

Apr 24, 2015

The Brenau softball team lost the opening game against Middle Georgia State College, but rallied to win the second game in Gainesville on Friday. The Golden Tigers ran into trouble in the second inning after Middle Georgia loaded the bases, but first basemen Katie Cole snagged a line drive and touched first base for an […]

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Golden Tigers ‘Break Ground’ for First Phase of $4.4 Million Athletics Park

Apr 22, 2015

With the Golden Tigers softball team winding down the 2015 season, players joined athletics from soccer, track and field, swimming and other sports in an unofficial ground-breaking ceremony for Brenau University’s new athletics park that is now under construction in mill town New Holland located about two miles from the historic campus. However, with heavy […]

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2015 Academic Awards and Honors Convocation

Apr 21, 2015

The annual Academic Awards and Honors Convocation filled historic Pearce Auditorium with eager students, faculty and staff members excited to find out the winners of this this year’s academic awards. The highlights include the Baxter-Bryan Scholarship recipient Alaina Troha, a junior studio art major and member of Alpha Chi Omega. Selected from the top five students of […]

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2015 Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day

Apr 13, 2015

New additions to campus and some beloved traditions marked this year’s Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day celebrations for the near 200 alumnae and students in attendance. Besides the traditional May Court, class day and Maypole wrapping, the official dedication of “Brenau Woman #2” took place in front of the Simmons Visual Arts Building on […]

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Brenau Leadership Colloquium Inspires and Motivates Women of All Ages

Mar 24, 2015

Received with enthusiastic fervor, Brenau University’s second Women’s Leadership Colloquium encouraged fellowship and community among its attendees on March 20 at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. The event packed Hosch Theatre full of alumni, students, faculty, and community leaders for conversations about the unique potential and challenges of women’s leadership. “One thread […]

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