Alumni Director’s Column

Celebrating the Past, Creating the Future

Ashley Carter, director of alumni and constituent engagement. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau truly has a rich history, and I love to flip through old annuals and read about the traditions that have made our alma mater what it is today and the alumni who have left lasting legacies. My favorite piece to read is the Brenau Ideal written by H.J. Pearce: To find satisfaction in being […]

Engage with your alma mater

Ashley Carter, director of alumni and constituent engagement. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Fall is such a wonderful time, with the start of a new school year, changing leaves, cooler days and fun traditions. Just recently, I watched as the returning students moved back into sorority houses and dorm rooms and the rookies arrived to leave their parents for the first time. To see the excitement for a new year on each of […]

Statham named new Alumni board president

Brooke Statham, WC '00, 2016 Alumni Reunion Weekend

The Brenau Alumni Association is pleased to announce the board’s new president for 2017-18, Brooke Bargeron Statham, WC ’00. Brooke will serve in this role for the next two academic years. Other board members include: W. Carl Blackburn, BU ’94 Christelle Christian, WC ’92 Jennifer Dell, BU ’15 Zoe Scheffrin Durden, WC ’14 Erin Mundy, BU ’95 Susan […]

A​ ​Place​ ​that​ ​Values​ ​Leadership

Ashley Carter, director of alumni and constituent engagement. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Leadership is the art of guiding others to deliberately create a result that wouldn’t happen otherwise. What does it mean to be a leader? A leader has many characteristics. A few that come to mind are honesty, confidence, communication, respect, authenticity and focus. Everyone can be a leader, but not everyone is a great leader. […]

Back Home at Brenau

Ashley Carter, director of alumni and constituent engagement. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

With just a few months under my belt, I can say that I truly made a great decision coming back to Brenau. I am grateful to be able to serve my fellow alumni as the Director of Alumni & Constituent Engagement. I did not need directions to find my way around campus. It still feels […]

Five Great Years

Jenny Dell

Since 2011, I have had the honor and pleasure of serving the Brenau alumni body as executive director. I have met thousands of amazing Brenau women and men who are doing extraordinary things all around the world. Each of you has shaped my life in wonderful ways, so it is with sadness that I announce […]

Strength in Numbers

Brenau's executive director of alumni and constituent engagement leads her fellow Winter 2015 graduates in moving their tassels.

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi When H.J. Pearce penned the Brenau Ideal in the late 1800s, he closed with a poignant take on the power of human will, encouraging students to be “serenely confident of the limitless reaches of human endeavor.” Just as Gandhi identified true strength as a direct result of the […]

A Head Start to the Alumni Experience

Executive Director of Alumni Events Jenny Dell

Current students and future alumni are one and the same. Therefore, the Alumni Association Board and staff are putting a greater emphasis on getting to know Brenau students before they become alumni. By generating awareness about the alumni experience ahead of graduation, we create immediate connections back to the university for the young alumni population – […]

2013- 2014 Donor List

2013 – 2014 Annual Report of Donors July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 The Order of Brenau Sustaining Benefactors $500,000 + Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc. The Order of Brenau Benefactors $100,000 - $499,999 Ms. Margaret Evangeline Mr. and Mrs. James L. Isenson Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Miller North Georgia Community Foundation Mr. Hunt [...]

What does it mean to be engaged?

When you think of the word “engagement,” you might visualize a romantic proposal under the stars, a giddy “YES!,” and the resulting long-term commitment of devotion and love. While I don’t have the expectation that every alumnus regards Brenau as his or her soul mate (though I love that some of you do!), I do […]

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