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Grant to help student-parents with child care costs

Nov 19, 2019

Current and future Brenau University students can now receive assistance with child care costs as they finish their degrees thanks to the Child Care Access Means Parents In School program. CCAMPIS, a U.S. Department of Education program, supports low-income parents as they complete their postsecondary education through the offsetting of campus-based and community child care […]

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Juli Clay and Anna Jacobs hug

Brenau University alumna and trustee Anna Jacobs, right, hugs Assistant Vice President for Executive Programs Juli Clay at the Entrepreneurs: Masters of Innovation awards program where Jacobs and her husband, Jay, were two of the honorees. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau trustee and six others recognized as Masters of Innovation

Nov 13, 2019

A Brenau University trustee and alumna and six other local business owners were honored during the annual Entrepreneurs – Masters of Innovation presented by the Featherbone Communiversity held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Business Incubator at Brenau University. Masters of Innovation is part of the Featherbone Communiversity’s Masters Series, which annually honors people working in […]

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Students speak with a recruiter during the residency fair.

Norcross campus hosts Nursing Residency Fair

Nov 08, 2019

To help future nurses achieve their career goals, the Brenau University Norcross campus held a residency fair for the students in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The fair, held Thursday, Oct. 31, is the first for the new ABSN program, and Laura Hart, program coordinator and assistant professor of nursing, said there […]

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Elyse Lavender

Tennis player Elyse Lavender makes national tournament

Nov 06, 2019

In less than a semester at Brenau University, Elyse Lavender is already making history as a member of the tennis team. Lavender, a sophomore from Boynton Beach, Florida, is the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics representative at the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships from Nov. 6-10 in Newport Beach, California. To make it into the […]

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Students take a photo at Grrrl PowHER Hour.

Annual Grrrl PowHer Hour empowers Women’s College students

Oct 29, 2019

Brenau University students were treated to music and dancing, along with a speech from President Anne Skleder during Grrrl PowHer Hour, an annual convocation by The Women’s College held during lunchtime on Thursday, Oct. 24, in Pearce Auditorium. In July, Skleder became the 10th — and first female — president in the 141-year history of […]

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Tiffany Kovash and preschoolers play with pumpkin slime

Freshman dance major Tiffany Kovash works on Halloween-themed projects with preschoolers in the Brenau Child Development Center as part of the First-Year Experience service learning projects. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

First-year students participate in service opportunities

Oct 25, 2019

Brenau University freshmen had the opportunity to touch the lives of people in Hall County, Georgia, through a variety of service projects the week of Oct. 21. Students in the First-Year Experience, commonly known as FYE, packaged Christmas goodie bags for families in need, prepared art therapy kits for survivors of domestic violence, wrote cards […]

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Destiny Gaudlock, left, and Dejah Williams represent Brenau University during the institution's 17th annual Mock Mediation Tournament

Destiny Gaudlock, left, and Dejah Williams represent Brenau University during the institution's 17th annual Mock Mediation Tournament. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Students compete in mock mediation tournament

Oct 18, 2019

Brenau University hosted its 17th annual Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament Oct. 4-5, which brought more than 60 students to the Gainesville campus from eight universities across the country to practice their conflict resolution abilities. “The tournament was a success thanks to support from the local mediators, attorneys and faculty who assisted in judging the student […]

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Irina Griffin throws a piece of paper into a fire pit

Irina Griffin participates in the As Gold Refined By Fire ceremony at Brenau University. The ceremony invites all new students to write a dream or goal on a piece of paper and add it to the fire, inspired by The Women's College's motto "as gold refined by fire." (Photos by AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Irina Griffin raises awareness on White Cane Safety Day

Oct 15, 2019

For the first 14 years of her life, Maribrooke “Irina” Griffin didn’t know she was legally blind. Diagnosed her freshman year of high school with retinal macular dystrophy and accommodative dysfunction, Griffin is now a freshman dance major at Brenau University, and she’s not letting her visual impairment stop her. “I was most likely born […]

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Esther Anyanwu, Morgan Smith, Anna Maness, Tori Brown-Cummings and Ashley Hagans hold their plaques.

Alumnae return for Athletics Hall of Fame induction

Oct 14, 2019

Five former student-athletes were inducted during Brenau University’s annual Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday, Oct 5, and all returned home to Brenau to share their stories and reminisce about their playing days. The event, held at the Brenau Downtown Center, brought together soccer teammates Esther Anyanwu and Tori Brown-Cummings, softball teammates Morgan Smith and […]

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Leatrice Gochberg and Debra Dobkins share stories.

First GOLD Program speaker shares experiences in male-dominated career

Oct 03, 2019

  Leatrice Eckber Gochberg spoke about her struggles trying to break into the real estate world as a woman in the 1960s on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in front of a full Hosch Theatre. The speaker series is part of The Women’s College’s GOLD Program, which focuses on gender in its first year. As the students […]

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Signage for the Ivester College of Health Sciences at the Brenau University Downtown Center.

Kay and Douglas Ivester Scholarship supports health science students

Sep 25, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of Brenau University benefactors Doug and Kay Ivester, five students are one step closer to changing lives in the health care industry. The Kay and Douglas Ivester Scholarship, awarded annually, goes to deserving, first-generation undergraduate students in the Ivester College of Health Sciences who are residents of Hall County. It is […]

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The newest faculty members at Brenau University entering August 2019 with President Anne Skleder. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The newest faculty members at Brenau University entering August 2019 with President Anne Skleder. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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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Students celebrate.

Brenau University graduates celebrate during the spring 2019 commencement ceremony on the historic Gainesville campus. The university was recently ranked in five lists of the 2020 Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

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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Satellite image of Hurricane Dorian

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 smile as they walk on the Brenau University historic Gainesville campus between classes on the first day of the 2019 school year, Monday, Aug. 26. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Students smile as they walk on the Brenau University historic Gainesville campus between classes on the first day of the 2019 school year, Monday, Aug. 26. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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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New Brenau University student Abigail Wengerd checks in with her parents at the Brenau Trustee Library on move-in day 2019. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

New Brenau University student Abigail Wengerd checks in with her parents at the Brenau Trustee Library on move-in day 2019. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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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Daniel Pavilion. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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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Woman stands at table presenting graph data to other women.

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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