Alumni Director’s Column

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 […]

2015 Alumni Award Winners

Each year, the Brenau University Alumni Association selects up to 15 extraordinary alumni to honor through both the Outstanding Alumnae Awards and the Alumni Hall of Fame. Alumni are nominated by classmates, professors and colleagues and are judged on a host of criteria such as successes in their personal lives, service in the community, and […]

Building the Future

Following the close of the 2013-2014 academic year, we bade adieu to the year-long celebration that marked Brenau’s 135th anniversary. It was a year of great milestones which culminated in the return of the Brenau Gala in March and the largest Alumnae Reunion Weekend attendance in recent memory. The sisters of Delta Delta Delta celebrated […]

This is a Year to Celebrate!

When I look back at the rich history of an institution like Brenau, I think of many things. Beautiful buildings, shiny statues and art-adorned walls make up part of the physical history of Brenau. Top honors, national recognitions and annual accreditations shape the academic history of the university. But above all, I see the faces […]

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