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

Brenau makes a beginning

We recently said a heartfelt goodbye to our president of 15 years, Ed Schrader, and a warm welcome to our 10th — and first female — president, Anne Skleder. Brenau is entering a year with much change and transformation all the while holding steadfastly to our traditions and honoring our past. I’m reminded of the beautiful T.S. Eliot quote, “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. … What we call the beginning is often the end, and to make an end is to make a beginning.”

The 2019-20 academic year marks the beginning of the GOLD Program in The Women’s College of Brenau University, which you can read more about in this issue of Window. We enter the program’s first G year, which stands for Gender and focuses on celebrating sisterhood and empowering women to take on the world. The GOLD Program will be thematic in focus, offering pathways to success, a speaker series, alumnae and sister class connections, peer mentoring and cultivation of a Golden Culture by contributing to the Brenau community. G lays the foundation for The Women’s College mission: Future Forward.

It is so important that we celebrate our past, our traditions and our rich history but forge the way for the future of The Women’s College and Brenau University as a whole. With new leadership and fresh new ideas, I cannot wait to see what the future holds for our beloved Brenau.

Ashley M. Carter
MBA, WC ’09, BU ’12
Director of Alumni & Constituent Engagement

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