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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Lawyers Phillip and Lydia Sartain Establish Social Justice Endowment at Brenau

Apr 09, 2018

Gainesville lawyers Phillip and Lydia Sartain recently established an endowment at Brenau University to explore and establish academic programs for addressing social justice issues and practices. The Gainesville lawyers and civic leaders seeded the Fund for Community Engagement with a $50,000 gift that is part of the university’s ongoing $42 million ForeverGold campaign to finance […]

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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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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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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 Swimming and Diving Team Wins AAC Championship

Feb 12, 2018

In the first year of competition in a new conference, the Brenau Golden Tigers swimming and diving team used eight first-place finishes over the three-day meet to capture the 2018 Appalachian Athletic Conference Swim Championship in Kingsport, Tennessee on February 8-10. This championship follows three consecutive titles in the Golden Tigers previous conference, the Appalachian […]

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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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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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Board of Trustees Adds Three New Members

Dec 22, 2017

The Brenau University Board of Trustees recently appointed three well-known faces in Georgia’s fields of real estate, law and interior design as its newest members. The three new trustees for the 140-year-old historical women’s college and university are Tim Knight, president of Knight Commercial Real Estate; Brenau alumna Jill Mansfield, president of Ramsey Properties, 58 […]

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President Ed Schrader Charges Graduates to Embrace Change

Dec 16, 2017

During Brenau University’s winter commencements on Saturday, Dec. 16, the institution’s President Ed Schrader challenged the 429 graduates receiving diplomas to be open to change in their professional and personal lives. Schrader advised the graduates to look to their alma mater as an example. “What started as a women’s college steeped in a liberal-arts tradition […]

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Brenau Exceeds Fundraising Goal, Names Ivester College of Health Sciences

Dec 14, 2017

  With Generous Foundation Gift, Brenau Exceeds $40 Million ForeverGold Target and Celebrates by Naming the Ivester College of Health Sciences With a series of significant gifts designated for support of health science programs from the foundation created by Gainesville area natives Doug and Kay Ivester, Brenau University surpassed the target amount of its multiyear […]

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Veteran Grants Developer Stefan Schulze Sails into New Fundraising Role at Brenau

Nov 17, 2017

Stefan Schulze, a specialist in soliciting and receiving university research and academic programming grants from federal and state agencies, joined the Brenau University development team this month to help expand the institution’s capabilities for attracting broader financial support from governmental agencies and nonprofit foundations. Brenau recruited the New Orleans native from the University of Georgia […]

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Florida Developer Enhances Art Collection with Gift of 17th-century Painting

Nov 01, 2017

Jacksonville, Florida, businessman David Gonzales enhanced the Brenau University Permanent Art Collection with the gift of a 1647 preliminary painting that led to the creation of one of the most famous works by the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age artist, Paulus Potter. Titled Landscape with Cows, the 19 3/4-inch by 23 1/2-inch study reflects the pastoral […]

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Students Compete and Win Honors in 15th Annual Mock Mediation Tournament

Oct 12, 2017

Jamie Zheng and Gloria Clark, two students attending Brenau University, have been friends since the first day they stepped onto campus. The two conflict resolution and legal studies majors make a good team, which they proved this weekend with big wins at the 15th Annual Mock Mediation Tournament. The event, held at Brenau’s historic Gainesville […]

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Professor Claudia Wilburn Wins Best in Show at Georgia National Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

Oct 09, 2017

The Georgia National Fair celebrates the state’s heritage, people and agriculture each fall. This year, the 11-day event featured the work of Brenau University associate professor of art and design, Claudia Wilburn. Wilburn, who is also the studio art program director, won best in show and first place in the mixed media category at the […]

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Atlanta-based Artist Kevin Cole Addresses Racial, Social Issues Through Art

Oct 06, 2017

Will Visit Brenau University on Thursday, Oct. 12 Kevin Cole’s artwork is inspired by the people from his past: his family, his friends, his old art teachers. Few have inspired the African-American, Atlanta-based artist more than his grandparents. “I’m originally from Arkansas, and my grandfather lived in Terry, Arkansas, just outside Star City,” Cole said. “So […]

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Golf Team Ranked No. 3 in NAIA Coaches Poll

Oct 03, 2017

Propelled by early victories over highly ranked competitors, the Brenau University golf team in only its fifth year of intercollegiate competition leapt from virtually invisible in pre-seasons rankings to No. 3 in the nation in the first 2017-18 regular season NAIA Women’s Golf Coaches Poll. The team, which had never made it to any Top […]

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