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Twenty new faculty members include PA program chair

Sep 12, 2019

Twenty new colleagues joined the ranks of full-time Brenau University faculty for the 2019-20 academic year, representing growth and development in every area of study at the institution. In the Ivester College of Health Sciences, seven nursing professors and one occupational therapy professor were hired along with new professor and Chair of Physician Assistant Studies […]

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Brenau climbs ranks in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ lists

Sep 09, 2019

Brenau University climbed nationally recognized lists of the best universities and colleges in the country in the U.S. News World & Report 2020 Best Colleges. The university jumped the ranks in four lists — Best Regional Universities South, Best Value Schools, Campus Ethnic Diversity and Best Colleges for Veterans — and landed on a new […]

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Keeping Jacksonville in our hearts

Sep 03, 2019

Florida remains under a state of emergency due to Hurricane Dorian, and accordingly, Brenau’s Jacksonville campus was closed late last week. Of course, the university’s No. 1 goal is safety. Many students and faculty have been evacuated from their homes. Last week President Anne Skleder reached out to all the Jacksonville students and faculty with […]

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Brenau cautions students, employees of probable pertussis case on Gainesville campus

Aug 28, 2019

Out of an abundance of caution and a commitment to health and safety, Brenau University today alerted students, faculty and staff to the possibility of a probable case of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, on its Gainesville campus beginning the week of Aug. 16. The university identified a small group of students and employees […]

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Students describe first day of the 2019 school year

Aug 26, 2019

Monday, Aug. 26, marked the first day of classes for the 2019 fall semester at Brenau University, and new and returning students are preparing for the year ahead. A few students shared their experience during their downtime Monday on the historic Gainesville campus.     “So far, so good,” Carter said. “I’m taking a 400 […]

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Students move onto Gainesville campus ahead of school year

Aug 21, 2019

With the summer coming to an end, new and returning students traveled to Brenau University’s Gainesville campus Wednesday, Aug. 21, to move into their residence halls and sorority houses for the start of a new school year. For some students, the trip to Brenau wasn’t far at all. Tanner Booker and her mother, Beth, made […]

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Brenau named Best in Southeast by Princeton Review

Aug 14, 2019

For the 15th consecutive year, Brenau University was named to The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” section of the 2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region. The feature placed Brenau in the top 22% of the nation’s 3,000 four-year colleges, and it considered colleges throughout the Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, West and international regions. The methodology […]

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Trustee’s foundation donates $2.2 million to support early college program

Aug 13, 2019

On Monday, Aug. 12, the Melvin Douglas and Victoria Kay Ivester Foundation announced a $2.2 million contribution to the early college program in the local Hall County School District. Doug Ivester, the director of the foundation, a former executive of The Coca-Cola Co. and a Hall County native, is a longtime Brenau University supporter and […]

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Women’s College launches Executive Women’s MBA

Aug 12, 2019

The Women’s College of Brenau University recently announced the first graduate degree program in its 141-year history: an Executive Women’s Master of Business Administration. The Executive Women’s MBA is designed to catapult the careers of talented, driven women who are currently successful in the workplace but looking to advance to the C-suite. With its first […]

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Jason DeJiacomo named head golf coach

Aug 01, 2019

Brenau University recently named Jason DeJiacomo head coach of its Golden Tigers golf team. DeJiacomo is entering his fourth season with Brenau, having previously served as a volunteer assistant coach. He replaces Damon Stancil, who started the program in 2013. DeJiacomo said he is looking forward to his first season as Brenau head coach. “I […]

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Center for Lifetime Study hires executive, community coordinators

Jul 25, 2019

The Center for Lifetime Study at Brenau University, which is home to the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute, recently filled two positions on the university’s Gainesville, Georgia, campus. Tim Bryant assumed the position of executive coordinator of the Center for Lifetime Study in July, while Bill Coates was recently hired in a part-time position […]

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Grateful and Energized

Jul 01, 2019

New beginnings are fun, scary, hard, exciting and one hundred other emotions, many of which I have experienced these past few months as I have prepared to become the tenth president of Brenau University. But the two words that best describe the threshold on which I find myself are grateful and energized. This gratefulness flows […]

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Brenau tennis repeats as AAC Tournament champions

Apr 20, 2019

The top-seeded Brenau tennis team entered the 2019 Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament as the favorites and the squad answered the challenge with a 5-0 sweep of third-seeded SCAD Atlanta Saturday, April 20 at the Baylor School. The Golden Tigers posted a perfect 8-0 conference record to win the regular season title and rolled through the […]

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President Schrader honored at retirement event

Apr 18, 2019

Before concluding his nearly 15-year tenure as president of Brenau University, Ed Schrader was honored at a retirement event filled with politicians, Brenau trustees and colleagues April 18 at the Brenau Downtown Center. “Schrader has championed The Women’s College and her traditions,” said Carole Ann Carter Daniel, member of the Brenau University Board of Trustees […]

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Annual Alumnae Reunion Weekend celebrates past, welcomes future

Apr 13, 2019

The past, present and future of Brenau University converged during the 2019 Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day celebration held April 12-13 at the 141-year-old university’s historic Gainesville campus. On a rainy Saturday morning that forced some events to be relocated inside, Debra Dobkins, dean of The Women’s College, spoke to alumnae during the champagne […]

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Brenau University Board of Trustees selects first woman as president in 141-year history

Apr 12, 2019

The Board of Trustees of Brenau University has selected Anne A. Skleder as the institution’s 10th president and the first woman to lead the 141-year-old university.

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President Schrader and students honored at Brenau Honors Convocation

Apr 11, 2019

April 11, 2019, is a day Brenau University President Ed Schrader won’t soon forget. Following the presentation of student awards at his last Honors Convocation as president Thursday, April 11, in Pearce Auditorium, Schrader was surprised by Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan, who declared the date as Dr. Edward L. Schrader Day. “It is my pleasure […]

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Brenau University receives federal grant to expand income tax services for low-income Georgians

Apr 10, 2019

A coalition led by Brenau University received a federal grant of $22,000 this spring to provide free tax preparation help to low- to moderate-income Georgians. The grant is funded by the Internal Revenue Service as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance grant program, which seeks to improve the quality of tax returns submitted to […]

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Annual symposium showcases student and faculty research

Apr 09, 2019

The eighth annual Brenau University Research Symposium was held Friday, April 5, at the Brenau Downtown Center, where Dean of Library Services Linda Kern observed that students are building themselves “rather than building somebody else’s company.” “You all are different than we were and our parents were when we were starting out,” said Kern, who […]

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Brenau Gospel Experience showcases variety of musical talents

Apr 02, 2019

Gospel fans experienced two days of musical events featuring powerful concerts in Pearce Auditorium, an instructive panel and a songwriting workshop during the Brenau Gospel Experience March 29-30 at Brenau University. The two concerts on Friday and Saturday nights featured performances by Karen Peck and New River, Jeff and Sheri Easter, Ty Scott King, as […]

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