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Physician Assistant Studies students participate in their first lab.

Brenau’s new Physician Assistant Studies program begins first day of classes

Jan 12, 2021

After years of planning and preparation, Brenau University’s new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program officially launched Monday, Jan. 11, as students began classes in the recently renovated Brenau Downtown Center. The latest addition to the Ivester College of Health Sciences’ slate of graduate degree offerings features an inaugural cohort of 33 students […]

The exterior of Pearce Auditorium seen through fall foliage.

CCAMPIS grant helps student-parents with child care costs

Dec 18, 2020

Kellie Price is an online student at Brenau and a working mother of two who also cares for her teenage sister. After her oldest daughter’s and sister’s schools went virtual due to COVID-19, Price and her husband began looking at ways to make the most of their new situation. Price learned about the Child Care […]

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Brenau’s Andre Ferreira among NAIA’s elite tennis coaches

Dec 17, 2020

Brenau Head Tennis Coach Andre Ferreira received national recognition as one of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s winningest coaches, the national office announced on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Ferreira appears on all three of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’s winningest coaches’ lists, including the ITA Top 10 by winning percentage, the ITA Top 10 All-Time by […]

David Barnett

Brenau University Executive Vice President and CFO elected to SACSCOC Board

Dec 16, 2020

David Barnett, executive vice president and CFO at Brenau University, is one of the newest members of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees, having been elected during the board’s recent December meeting. The 77-member board oversees the accreditation of colleges within the Southern region, which includes Alabama, […]

Brenau University holds first Diversity Week

Dec 15, 2020

The Brenau University community gathered recently for a series of Diversity Week discussions on topics including class, poverty and perceptions; gender and sexuality; and cultural understanding and environmental justice. The event, titled “Open Spaces: My Voice, Your Voice, Our Voices,” was the first of several events Brenau’s Working Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence […]

Brenau President Anne Skleder speaks to an empty Pearce Auditorium during the university’s live-streamed baccalaureate service. No in-person attendance was allowed in accordance with the university’s culture of prevention. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau baccalaureate service celebrates 2020 graduates

Dec 14, 2020

The Brenau University community gathered Friday evening, Dec. 11, for a virtual baccalaureate service to pay tribute to the university’s more than 700 graduates in 2020. While not intended to take the place of commencement, Brenau’s live-streamed baccalaureate ceremony — its first since 1994 — was an opportunity to recognize the resilience, patience and hard […]

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Troy Heidesch appointed director of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing

Dec 14, 2020

Troy Heidesch is the newly appointed director of Brenau University’s Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing, having served the past seven months as interim director. Heidesch is no stranger to Brenau as he earned both his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner at the university. He later received […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]