Category: News

Brenau, Mexican Consulate renew grant agreement

Aug 05, 2022

Brenau University has received a grant renewal from the government of Mexico that allows first-generation Mexican-American students to pursue higher education at the university. Brenau hosted Consulate General Francisco Javier Díaz de León and Gabriela Cobos Uribe from the Mexican Consulate for a signing ceremony formalizing the grant Friday, Aug. 5, on the historic Gainesville […]

Lux choir singers practicing

Music Department supports new choir co-founded by professor

Jul 27, 2022

The Brenau University Music Department is supporting a new local choir that was co-founded by Ashley Conway, WC ’08, Brenau choral director and music education coordinator. Lux will perform its first concert on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Brenau’s Hosch Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public. The theme is […]

Heather Ross

Ross appointed assistant dean of the Ivester College of Health Sciences

Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Heather Ross has been appointed to serve as assistant dean of the Ivester College of Health Sciences. She will continue to serve as the program director and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. “The university is thankful for Dr. Ross’ visionary leadership of shared faculty governance, and her direction of the physical therapy […]

Students walking to an event on Brenau's Gainesville campus during ROAR.

(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Overnight registration event welcomes incoming students to campus

Jul 21, 2022

More than 150 incoming students took part in the first ROAR summer orientation on Brenau University’s historic Gainesville campus July 15-16. ROAR, which stands for Readiness, Orientation, Advising and Registration, is a new overnight event in which new and transfer students register for classes and get a taste of the Brenau experience. “ROAR helps aid […]

Mandi Bell in front of the Brenau pool

Mandi Bell joins Brenau as new swim coach

Jul 11, 2022

In June, the Brenau University swim team welcomed Mandi Bell as the new head coach. With 41 years of experience in swimming, including 34 as a coach, Bell plans to take Brenau’s team to the next level. Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor said he is excited to welcome Bell to Brenau. “Mandi brings a wealth of […]

In 2013, Brenau University graduated the first five students in its Doctor of Nurse Practitioner program; Maureen Frances Vidrine of Monroe, Georgia, Angela Ann Simmons-Butler of Clarksville, Georgia, Ann Marie Peck of Gainesville, Georgia, LaChaka S. Coffee of Atlanta, Georgia, and Shelia T. Campbell of Ellenwood Georgia.

Doctorate of Nursing Practice program earns accreditation

Jul 05, 2022

The Doctorate of Nursing Practice program in the Ivester College of Health Sciences at Brenau University has been granted its initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Brenau started the DNP program in 2009 and was one of the first in the nation to start one. “Because it has been focused on nursing […]

Brenau President Anne Skleder and Athens Technical College Presdent Andrea D. Daniel sign the articulation agreement.

(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau, Athens Tech sign interior design credit transfer agreement

Jun 24, 2022

Brenau University and Athens Technical College signed an agreement on Friday, June 24, that will make it easier for students who earn associate degrees in interior design from the technical college to transfer credits to Brenau toward a bachelor’s degree. “This connection with Athens Technical College emphasizes the importance of accessible higher education, and we […]

MBA graduate

An MBA graduate celebrates earning her degree in December 2021. Reaffirmation of ACBSP accreditation for Brenau University's BBA and MBA degree programs shows employers that Brenau graduates are knowledgeable in their chosen career fields and will be a valuable addition to their team.

Accreditation reaffirmed for Brenau’s BBA and MBA programs

Jun 16, 2022

The international Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs has reaffirmed Brenau University’s accreditation. The designation ensures business students gain the skills and knowledge sought by employers. James Eck, Ph.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs at Brenau, praised the work of the College of Business and Communication to earn the renewal of accreditation. […]

A PT student aids a farm worker in an exercise at the 2018 event

A farm worker and PT student work on an exercise at a previous event. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Students, faculty aid farm workers in south Georgia volunteer clinics

Jun 14, 2022

Students and faculty from Brenau University’s Ivester College of Health Sciences and College of Education will travel to Moultrie, Georgia, as part of the Moultrie Farm Workers Family Health Program from June 19-24. The program offers free health care and other services to migrant farm workers and their families in the southwest Georgia city and […]

Brenau students with children at a rural school in Panama, holding a Brenau Golden Tigers flag

Keren Kapwadi, Sarah Nolan, Annabeth Vandiver and Imani Tornes pose with the children at a rural school in Panama. (Kelley Brock-Simmons)

Brenau students visit Panama to strengthen partnership

Jun 09, 2022

Four Brenau University students engaged in a service-learning project in Panama as part of an enhancement in study abroad programs at the university following the establishment of the Miller Institute for Global Education this spring.  The institute aims to expand the opportunities for Brenau students to travel abroad for experiential learning. Increasing global awareness is […]

Shakhenyah Beersheba Reyes-Fernandez, Melanie Alexandra Perez, Enedina Garcia-Arellano, and Abigail Wilks hold their certificates

Shakhenyah Beersheba Reyes-Fernandez, Melanie Alexandra Perez, Enedina Garcia-Arellano and Abigail Wilks (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau awards scholarships for first-generation students, academic achievement

May 31, 2022

Thanks to scholarships from Brenau University and grant funding, four young women will have their tuition completely covered to attend The Women’s College at Brenau University this fall.  The university recognized the newest recipients of its Brenau Scholar and Brenau Dreams scholarships during a ceremony held this month on the historic Gainesville, Georgia, campus. Brenau […]

Dr. Fredy Solis looks on as two physical therapy students treat a patient at the pro bono clinic.

Physical therapy students treat a patient with Dr. Fredy Solis looking on. (Alyson Shields/Brenau University)

Physical therapy students reopen pro bono clinic

May 24, 2022

Brenau University’s pro bono physical therapy clinic reopened this spring after it temporarily closed due to the pandemic. The clinic is operated by graduate students who practice their skills while simultaneously keeping operations running smoothly. The clinic, which treats patients referred by Good News Clinics, operates weekly after hours at the Brenau Downtown Center. The […]

Graduates in front of Pearce Auditorium

(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau honors Women’s College, University graduates at spring commencement

May 11, 2022

Brenau University celebrated spring 2022 graduates Friday and Saturday at commencement ceremonies held on the historic Gainesville campus. Brenau awarded some 370 degrees during the spring semester for a total of about 775 for the 2021-22 academic year. Brenau President Anne Skleder was the commencement speaker at both ceremonies. She highlighted some of the key […]

Students wrap the May Pole at Alumni Reunion Weekend 2022

(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau alumni celebrate annual reunion weekend on historic Gainesville campus

May 05, 2022

Hundreds of Brenau alumni returned to the historic Gainesville campus April 28-30 to celebrate the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, recognize milestone reunions and honor alumni award winners. Saturday afternoon, Brenau President Anne Skleder gave a State of the University Address that was live-streamed and attended by alumni, faculty and staff. “The state of Brenau University, […]

Brenau graduates in front of Pearce Auditorium

Brenau Women’s College, University to award 370 degrees this spring

Apr 29, 2022

Commencement ceremonies for Brenau University and The Women’s College will take place Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, to celebrate some 370 degrees awarded this spring.  Brenau President Anne Skleder, 10th president of the university, will serve as the keynote speaker for ceremonies on both days.  “It is my honor to speak to this […]

nursing students at simulator

High school seniors accepted into the nursing program at Brenau University through the new direct-entry program will start learning to be a nurse two years earlier than the traditional BSN route.

Brenau offers direct undergraduate admissions into nursing program

Apr 28, 2022

Thanks to a new direct-entry option at Brenau University, high school seniors with strong academic records can gain acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing of the Ivester College of Health Sciences. Previously all students applied to the nursing program after four semesters of study, […]

Katie Watkins recognized as the Baxter-Bryan Scholar for 2022.

(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Katie Watkins named Baxter-Bryan Scholar for 2022-23

Apr 26, 2022

Katie Watkins of Sharpsburg, Georgia, was named the Baxter-Bryan Scholar for the 2022-23 school year during Brenau University’s spring Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 21. The award is Brenau’s highest academic recognition, and the accompanying scholarship covers the winner’s tuition, room and board for her senior year. Watkins is a junior pursuing degrees in dance […]

Hannah Brown models a design by Sidi Jones during the Brenau Fashion Show on April 14, 2022.

Hannah Brown models a design by Sidi Jones during the Brenau Fashion Show on April 14, 2022. (Credit: Hope Vigil-Shuck, WC '21)

Students showcase talent, creativity in annual Brenau Collaborative

Apr 25, 2022

Each spring, Brenau students put their creativity on display during the Brenau Collaborative. The Collaborative is a series of art events featuring work from concentrations in the Center for the Arts & Design, which includes the Arts and Design Department, Interior Design, Music and Dance departments as well as the Brenau University Galleries.  On Thursday, […]

Anne Skleder and Rebecca Alexander shake hands

Brenau President Anne Skleder and Gwinnett Technical College Vice President of Academic Affairs Rebecca Alexander shake hands after signing the agreement. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau, Gwinnett Tech sign interior design credit transfer agreement

Apr 18, 2022

Brenau University has entered an agreement with Gwinnett Technical College that makes it easier for students who earn associate degrees in interior design from the technical college to transfer credits to Brenau toward a bachelor’s degree. “We are delighted to partner with Gwinnett Technical College because articulation agreements like the one we’ve signed today strengthen […]

Pinwheels in the ground outside the Owens Student Center honor Brenau's veteran and active duty military students.

Rosanne Short places a pinwheel in the ground outside the Owens Student Center in 2016 to honor Brenau's veteran and active duty military students. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau designated a Military Friendly college for 2022-23

Apr 15, 2022

Brenau University has been named a Military Friendly college for the 2022-23 school year by Military Friendly Schools, a designation it has held consistently during the last 10 years. Brenau exceeded all standards and was awarded gold status this year. Director of Military and Veteran Services Rosanne Short said the distinction is not just a […]