Are you ready to ROAR?

Incoming students at ROAR will get a drawstring swag bag filled with Brenau goodies.

Greetings, Brenau community. Are you ready to ROAR?

I’m delighted to welcome some 150 new students and their families this weekend to Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus for ROAR (Readiness, Orientation, Advising and Registration).

It’s the first time we’ve held this enhanced summer orientation opportunity, which is a great time for our incoming students to meet each other, hear about the resources available and learn how to prepare for college life.

While our new students are just beginning their student journey as a Golden Tiger, I hope that all of our returning students and even our faculty and staff are ready to roar as we enter a new academic year – the university’s 144th.

We’re busy making preparations for the fall semester, and while each fall brings new students, new and renovated facilities and new programs, one thing that has not changed is our dedication to the success of our students. Building upon our legacy of excellence and guided by our strategic plan, my colleagues and I are energized for another year of challenging students to live extraordinary lives of personal and professional fulfillment.

For all of you who are a part of that mission and support it, I offer my most sincere gratitude.

On another note, I was pleased in late June to be the guest of WABE’s Rose Scott on her talk show A Closer Look. If you weren’t able to listen to the live broadcast, you can listen to the podcast of our discussion about Brenau’s important work to expand access to quality mental health care.

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