Category: News

Linda Kern, Phi Kappa Phi president, at an Honors Society ceremony in 2019. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Phi Kappa Phi holds virtual induction ceremony

Dec 09, 2020

Yolanda Williams’ 51st birthday is one she’ll never forget. That day, along with 60 other students and faculty members, Williams became one of the newest members of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Unable to have the ceremony in person due […]

From left, Maria Ebrahimji and Amelia “Mimi” Collins will begin their three-year terms on Brenau University's Board of Trustees in January.

Brenau University Board of Trustees appoints two new members

Dec 02, 2020

The Brenau University Board of Trustees recently added an award-winning journalist and alumna and a local CEO with long experience in medical management and strong community connections as its newest members. Maria Ebrahimji, a 1998 graduate of The Women’s College and a partner at C5 Collective, and Amelia “Mimi” Collins, CEO of Longstreet Clinic, will […]

President Anne Skleder participates in a panel discussion.

President Skleder represents Brenau during panel discussion on Education: Diversity and its impact on upward mobility

Nov 19, 2020

Brenau University President Dr. Anne Skleder participated in one of three panel discussions as part of the Focus Atlanta Official Virtual Launch Conference Nov. 19 on the topic of Inclusive Education: Diversity and its impact on upward mobility. Skleder was one of four Georgia college presidents to serve on the panel that was moderated by […]

Physician Assistant Studies program faculty and staff. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

New Physician Assistant Studies Program accredited by the ARC-PA

Nov 18, 2020

The Brenau University Physician Assistant Studies program met the final requirement for admitting students in January when it was granted provisional accreditation by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. Since becoming chair of the PA program in July 2019, Dr. Julie Keena has been working hard with her team to make […]

From left to right, Brenau Executive Vice President David Barnett, Brenau President Anne Skleder and Director General Bernardo Meneses and Secretary General Ileana Molo pose for a photo after signing an agreement for a partnership between Brenau and IFARHU, Panama’s financial aid agency, on campus in Gainesville on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Panamanian agreement strengthens Brenau international partnerships

Nov 16, 2020

Brenau University continues to strengthen its international partnerships through inking an agreement with Panama’s financial aid agency that sponsors students abroad. The partnership was formalized on Nov. 16 at a socially distanced signing ceremony on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus. Panama is five years into a 20-year reform of their educational system, which focuses on creating […]

Anne Skleder

Brenau University President Anne Skleder to participate in education panel discussion

Nov 13, 2020

Brenau University President Anne Skleder will participate in one of three panel discussions as part of the Focus Atlanta Official Virtual Launch Conference Nov. 19 on the topic of Inclusive Education: Diversity and its impact on upward mobility. The annual conference is sponsored by Capital Analytics, which produces in-depth business intelligence with a focus on […]

Fredy Solis

Department of Physical Therapy members named to diversity groups

Nov 12, 2020

Fredy Solis, assistant professor of physical therapy, will represent Brenau University and the Department of Physical Therapy as a member of the newly-formed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) consortium, created by the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy. The purpose of the DEI consortium is to advocate for change that supports increased accessibility and opportunities […]

Brenau University announces shift in Jacksonville to all remote learning reflecting student learning preferences

Nov 09, 2020

As more students migrate to remote learning and support to meet their individual preferences, Brenau University plans to close its physical Jacksonville, Florida, regional campus effective July 31, 2021, pending approval by its accrediting agency. The number of students in the Jacksonville region taking classes remotely has increased significantly in recent years. All current students […]

Brenau hosts annual mock mediation tournament

Nov 06, 2020

The 18th annual Brenau University Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament had a different look than previous years. The tournament, held Oct. 8-10, was hosted by the University of Central Florida, due to Brenau hosting the International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament in the middle of November. Ken Frank, conflict resolution program director, said the tournament organizers didn’t want […]

The Stubblefields

Michael and Elyn Stubblefield on the archipelago of Svalbard in arctic, Norway. (Photo courtesy of Michael Stubblefield)

Michael Stubblefield’s exhibition teaches guests about the world of natural bird art

Nov 05, 2020

The Brenau community learned about the relationship between art and science thanks to “The Evolution of Scientific Bird Art with Dr. Michael Stubblefield,” held virtually on Monday, Oct. 26. Stubblefield, an avid nature photographer and art collector, presented some images from his art collection depicting the natural world and, more specifically, birds. Originally scheduled to […]

Onward Reserve announces Brenau Board Vice Chair Emmie Henderson Howard as new president

Nov 02, 2020

Onward Reserve, a specialty men’s apparel and lifestyle brand, recently announced it has named Emmie Henderson Howard, WC ’01, founder of Southern Proper, as its new president to work alongside company founder and CEO T.J. Callaway. Howard joins Onward Reserve with 15 years of experience, leadership and passion in the apparel industry. Howard is a […]

Four Brenau faculty members announced as award winners

Oct 27, 2020

When Sheena Weghorn, assistant professor of psychology, found out she won the award for Outstanding Part-Time Faculty, she tried her best to fight back tears. The faculty awards, usually announced during spring commencement, were awarded to four professors during the faculty meeting held Friday, Oct. 9. The Outstanding Part-Time Faculty Award is given to two […]

Annual Grrrl PowHER Hour challenges guests to use their voices

Oct 26, 2020

The Brenau community was treated to dancing, music, speeches by students and a keynote address by Brandee Thomas, shelter director of United Way of Greater Atlanta, during Grrrl PowHER Hour on Thursday, Oct. 23. At the informal lunchtime convocation — hosted annually by The Women’s College of Brenau University and held virtually for the first […]

The Stubblefields

Michael and Elyn Stubblefield on the archipelago of Svalbard in arctic, Norway. (Photo courtesy of Michael Stubblefield)

Michael Stubblefield to virtually show art collection to community on Oct. 26

Oct 22, 2020

Art and science take flight this month as Brenau University welcomes avid nature photographer, birder and art collector Dr. Michael Stubblefield for a virtual evening of discussion and discovery. “The Evolution of Scientific Bird Art with Dr. Michael Stubblefield” will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, via Zoom. The event is free […]

Kayla Muirhead dances while wearing a mask during one of her classes. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Virtual dance series hosts talented artists every week to teach students

Oct 21, 2020

The Brenau University Department of Dance is fostering growth and expanding the networks of its students through a weekly Virtual Guest Artist and Lecture Series featuring internationally acclaimed choreographers and artists, Brenau alumni and other experts in their fields. Hosted each Friday via Zoom, the weekly series includes workshops and lectures in which the guests […]

Justice Leah Ward Sears. (Photo courtesy of Leah Ward Sears)

Justice Leah Ward Sears encourages GOLD Speaker Series participants to positively influence others

Sep 21, 2020

Former Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Ward Sears spoke Wednesday, Sept. 16, as part of The Women’s College of Brenau University’s GOLD Speaker Series, encouraging the Brenau community and guests to have courage and make a difference. The GOLD Speaker Series features highly accomplished and trailblazing women. This is an ongoing component of The Women’s […]

Amber Simmons reacts to being named the recipient of the Baxter-Bryan Scholarship. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau senior Amber Simmons awarded annual Baxter-Bryan Scholarship

Sep 18, 2020

Amber Simmons said she didn’t expect to be the recipient of the Baxter-Bryan Scholarship, Brenau’s highest academic honor, and was overcome with emotion when she heard her name called. “I was overwhelmingly excited,” said Simmons, an elementary education major from Marietta, Georgia. “I knew that I was a strong candidate, but I was surrounded by […]

Aerial view of Gainesville campus.

Brenau University makes “Best of” lists from U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review

Sep 14, 2020

Two major ranking outlets — U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review — included Brenau University on their 2021 lists of the best universities in the country. Brenau jumped the rankings on each of the lists it was on compared to last year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges including […]

Potts, A Life of Stories by Claudia Wilburn.

Artwork by Claudia Wilburn featured in Italian exhibition

Sep 11, 2020

Claudia Wilburn has a story to tell, and now she’s sharing it with the world. Three mixed-media artworks by the Brenau Art & Design Department chair and director of the university’s Center for the Arts & Design are included in the exhibition Fragmented Identities, part of the Borders Art Festival, Sept. 3-Oct. 2 in Venice, […]

Norma Hernandez

GOLD Series speaker Norma Hernandez encourages leadership

Sep 03, 2020

Norma Hernandez, president of the Northeast Georgia Latino Chamber of Commerce, spoke Tuesday, Sept. 1, to the Brenau University community and guests via Zoom about her career after coming to America and overcoming the challenges she faced. Hernandez was the latest guest in the second year of The Women’s College of Brenau University’s GOLD Speaker […]