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Brenau University in the News: Sept. 1-22, 2021

Sep 22, 2021
Brenau Staff

Brenau University in the News is an ongoing compilation of media coverage highlighting Brenau and members of the Brenau community. Some news sources may require subscriptions.


Nursing students offer message of hope to frontline workers: ‘Help is coming’

Troy Heidesch, director of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing, said Brenau is set to triple the number of nursing graduates by the beginning of 2023 from about 50 to 140. He also said it’s important that universities supply more nurses and make them more resilient.


Commissioners dedicate boardroom to Dr. David J. Miller

Miller, who died in May, was a professor of healthcare management at Brenau and had served on the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners since 2017.


Gainesville teachers taking college courses at Brenau, UNG to help English-learning students

Through the new partnership, Gainesville City’s K-5 teachers will take three online courses — applied linguistics, cultural learning for bilingual ESOL, and methods and materials — at Brenau. Nearly a third of the district’s 8,000 students are English-learners.


Fieldpoint Private names directors of commercial banking

Emmitt Smith Jr.​, a Brenau MBA graduate, has been appointed to a new director role with Fieldpoint Private, a wealth advisory and private banking boutique serving families and institutions.


Cincinnati swimming and diving announces 2021-22 coaching staff

Michelle (Billeaud) Hille, WC ’15, was named assistant coach and director of recruiting for the University of Cincinnati’s women’s swim team. Hille earned a Bachelor of Business Administration at Brenau and was a nine-time NAIA All-American swimmer for the Golden Tigers.