Hi there! My name is Paola Benitez Hernandez, and I am the Welcome Center Coordinator for the Office of Admissions. I assist students by giving them information about Brenau’s degree programs, and I direct them to those they need to speak with. I also work closely with our student leaders — Golden S.T.A.R.s. — who help prospective students get all of the info they need about college life.
Here in Admissions, we are determined to help students understand what college is like at Brenau. One of the things that I am most proud of at Brenau is our commitment to student success inside and outside the classroom. Our commitment can be seen in our students who are involved in organizations, such as SGA or Brenau athletics.
In my experience, Brenau has been a home away from home that pushed me to better myself, both academically and professionally. I am from Puerto Rico, and I came to Brenau to further my studies. I graduated in May 2022 with a bachelor’s in exercise science, which isn’t offered at many other universities. While earning my degree here, I felt a strong sense of community, and I hope to help create this same feeling for other students while I work at Brenau.