President Ed L. Schrader announces retirement plans

Aug 21, 2018

After 15 years as president of Brenau University, ushering in an era of growth and development, Ed L. Schrader announced Tuesday his plans to retire in 2019. Schrader became the ninth Brenau president on Jan. 1, 2005, putting the university on an aggressive growth trajectory. During his tenure, the university’s budget has nearly tripled to […]

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Associate Vice President for Development Robert Shippey will lead operation of new business incubator

Jul 19, 2018

After ensuring the successful completion of the $40 million ForeverGold campaign, new Associate Vice President for Development Robert Shippey will lead the operation of the Business Incubator at Brenau University (BIBU). Shippey, who was previously director of the campaign and senior director of development, said his responsibilities will continue to include initiatives such as major […]

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David Morrison retires as Brenau vice president for communications and publications

Jun 25, 2018

After 11 years at Brenau University and more than 50 years in the industry, Vice President for Communications & Publications David Morrison will retire effective July 1. Current Director of Development Ben McDade will take on the role as vice president of the renamed Office of Marketing & Communications. Perhaps known best for his sense […]

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Heather Ross becomes chair of physical therapy as founding chair Kathye Light begins sabbatical

Jun 12, 2018

Following its successful campaign to receive full accreditation for its newest doctoral program, Brenau University recently named Dr. Heather Ross chair of the Department of Physical Therapy. Ross replaces Dr. Kathye Light, the founding chair of the department who in the past five years has steered it from its early planning stages, through the graduation […]

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Brenau Announces Center for the Arts & Design

May 29, 2018

Brenau University recently announced creation of the Center for the Arts & Design, a collection of the university’s esteemed programs providing student-centered art and design education based on inquiry and innovation. The umbrella program is a collaboration of the Art & Design Department, which is comprised of studio art, fashion design and fashion merchandising programs, […]

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Physical therapy department receives full accreditation following inaugural class’s graduation

May 22, 2018

Just a fortnight after graduating its inaugural class of newly minted doctors on Saturday, May 5, Brenau University received notice that it has been fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The commencement exercise for the 37 men and women who received Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees had been deemed by […]

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Vice President Amanda Lammers selected for CIC presidential vocation program

May 21, 2018

Brenau University’s Amanda Lammers, vice president for student services, is one of 20 senior college administrators selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in a year-long Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program for prospective college and university presidents. The seminar-based program is designed to help individuals with the potential to serve as university […]

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Cyber security MBA meets fast-growing demand for protecting data

May 14, 2018

Cyber security attacks and misuse of social media data have become a rapidly increasing threat among corporations, financial companies, educational institutions, individuals – and even presidential campaigns. That makes the need for experts in information security one of the fastest growing jobs in the United States, and led to the creation of an MBA concentration […]

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Brenau physical therapy program to graduate inaugural class Saturday, May 5

May 04, 2018

After building a brand-new Department of Physical Therapy three years ago, Brenau University will confer degrees to its first Doctors of Physical Therapy on Saturday, May 4. Dr. Kathye Light, chair of the Brenau physical therapy department, called the accomplishment “nothing short of fabulous.” “It’s monumental,” she said. “It was a very hard thing to […]

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Brenau Dance Department Faculty, Students Remember Longtime Professor Jolie Long Carlton

May 03, 2018

Jolie Long Carlton, longtime Brenau University professor and chair of the Department of Dance, died Tuesday, May 1, surrounded by family at her home in Gainesville, Georgia. Carlton joined Brenau’s Dance Department in 1998, bringing thoughtful and technical skills along with what her former coworkers describe as artistic passion and deep friendship. Madia Whillette Cooper-Ashirifi, […]

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Students Participate in Interdepartmental Death and Dying Simulation

Apr 13, 2018

An interdepartmental project each semester brings together Brenau University students from three very different disciplines to practice handling one of the hardest things in life: death. The Death and Dying Simulation, which ran Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10-11, involved Brenau nursing students, psychology students and theater students who work together to allow second-year nursing students […]

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Brenau Tennis Secures 2018 Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship

Apr 09, 2018

The No. 14 Brenau University tennis team defeated Montreat College to clinch the Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday, April 7, at the Lessie Smithgall Tennis Center in Gainesville, Georgia. In the championship-clinching match, the Golden Tigers rolled past the visiting Cavaliers, sweeping all doubles and singles matches to win 9-0 overall. “This was a […]

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Lawyers Phillip and Lydia Sartain Establish Social Justice Endowment at Brenau

Apr 09, 2018

Gainesville lawyers Phillip and Lydia Sartain recently established an endowment at Brenau University to explore and establish academic programs for addressing social justice issues and practices. The Gainesville lawyers and civic leaders seeded the Fund for Community Engagement with a $50,000 gift that is part of the university’s ongoing $42 million ForeverGold campaign to finance […]

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Brenau Delivers First Golden Tiger Scholarship Award by Drone

Mar 27, 2018
Johnson High School senior Karla Villatoro had a truly one-of-a-kind surprise on Tuesday, March 27, when a drone delivered a letter notifying her that she is recipient of the first Golden Tiger Award, a $5,000 scholarship to the Women’s College of Brenau University. The Golden Tiger Award recognizes an incoming student for outstanding community service. [...]
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Kathleen Foley Named Interim Director of the School of Occupational Therapy

Mar 23, 2018

Brenau University has appointed longtime occupational therapist and Associate Professor Kathleen Foley as interim director of the School of Occupational Therapy. Since the classes and clinical placements in the 23-year-old School of Occupational Therapy run year-round, Foley is positioned to manage the program without interruption during the next six months while a select committee conducts […]

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Annual Program Recognizes Nine Instructors, Including Brenau Teachers, Alumni, as Masters in their Field

Mar 21, 2018

A Brenau University professor, three alumni and a former Brenau Academy teacher were some of the nine honorees at the 10th annual Masters in Teaching: Life Changers at Work program presented by Featherbone Communiversity and Brenau on Wednesday, March 21. Masters in Teaching honors a group of instructors annually from Northeast Georgia who excel in […]

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Program Recognizes Three Veteran Nurses Including Brenau Director Dina Hewett

Feb 16, 2018

Three women who all share a passion for improving health care and the health of the people they serve were recognized for their excellence on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the program titled Masters in the Art of Nursing: Healers among us. Presented by Brenau University and the Featherbone Communiversity, the eighth annual Masters in the […]

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Golden Tigers Swimming and Diving Team Wins AAC Championship

Feb 12, 2018

In the first year of competition in a new conference, the Brenau Golden Tigers swimming and diving team used eight first-place finishes over the three-day meet to capture the 2018 Appalachian Athletic Conference Swim Championship in Kingsport, Tennessee on February 8-10. This championship follows three consecutive titles in the Golden Tigers previous conference, the Appalachian […]

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President Ed Schrader Recognized in Junior Achievement Hall of Fame

Feb 07, 2018

Brenau University President Ed Schrader joined the ranks recognized as Northeast Georgia’s greatest economic development leaders on Saturday, Feb. 3, during his induction into the Junior Achievement Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame alongside John Addison, former co-CEO of the insurance and financial services marketing company Primerica. According to the organization’s award citation, Schrader during […]

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Brenau Students, Faculty and Staff “Wake Up” and Remember Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 18, 2018

The 2018 winter convocation in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was held Thursday, Jan. 18, in Pearce Auditorium, a program which Vice President for Student Services Amanda Lammers called “one of the most inspiring” days of the year. The program included performances by the Brenau Department of Dance and the Gospel Choir, […]

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