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Mary Ross: The Job of a Lifetime

Mary Ross, WC ’58, at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion. (Gerry Melendez/For Brenau University)

Volunteering leads to decades of service alongside S.C. governors, their families With a Southern accent worthy of Margaret Mitchell’s Scarlett O’Hara, coupled with a timeless elegance always just beyond Miss O’Hara’s grasp, Mary Ross, WC ’58, worked alongside six governors and their families for three and a half decades at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion. […]

C.S. Lewis gift honors Women’s College alumna

Dr. Warren Jones poses for a photo with Don W. King, professor of English at Montreat College and noted scholar of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, after a question and answer panel for Love Letters to Jack, Love Letters to God: An Exploration of the Works of Joy Davidman & C.S. Lewis. Brenau University has recently acquired a premier collection of titles by and about C.S. Lewis. Presented in honor of Brenau Women’s College alumna, Bobbie Jean Collins Jones, Ph.D., WC '64, the collection was made possible by the generous gifts of her husband, Dr. Warren Jones. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Brenau Trustee Library recently acquired a premier collection of titles written by and about British writers C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. More than 100 books were donated by Warren Jones, who presented the generous donation in honor of his wife, Bobbie Jean Collins Jones, WC ’64. Jones’ gift also helped fund a two-day symposium, […]

Higher education is great for America

Brenau University President Ed Schrader addresses graduates.

There is a lot of naysaying, blaming and finger-pointing going on in the world today. But the most dangerous, malicious, egregiously erroneous, anti-American lies propagated by some are that education is not as useful as it used to be and that educated folk tend to have an agenda. Those notions are simply not true. Such […]

Cora Anderson Hill: Stepping Up for Women in Word and Deed

Cora Anderson Hill, WC '16, pictured in the 1916 Bubbles.

At every Women’s College spring commencement since the 1980s, the almost liturgical reading by Brenau’s top academic officer goes something like this: The university presents to the graduating senior with the highest academic average the Cora Anderson Hill Award, named for a Brenau alumna from Gainesville with a distinguished career in journalism and public service. […]

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park Dedicated Amid Record Shattering Softball Season

Eli Daniel, a freshman from Locust Grove, Ga., at Pacolet Milliken Field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park reached completion with the start of 2017 and opened on a sunny February afternoon. The park was dedicated in mid-April, after the Golden Tigers softball team spent the first weeks of its season setting records and exceeding expectations. It’s a whole new ballgame at Brenau. Brenau University junior Mackenzie Oliver […]

Inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K Celebrates Esteemed Former Brenau Executive

Nita Tammarine reacts as she crosses the finish line during the Dempsey Dash 5K, a race celebrating the memory of Brenau's longtime Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, on Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

A beloved member of the Brenau family was remembered at the inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K on March 10. The event celebrated the life of longtime Brenau Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, who died in 2014. Proceeds benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides assistance for students seeking a better life […]

Change through Strength, Leadership and Prestige

From left, nursing students Richard Gonzalez, Dara Atijosan and Jane Lim look on while Shemila Thompson practices nasogastric tube placement during a skills lab at Brenau East. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Probably the only encounter most of you have had with that Victorian and early Edwardian era torture device, the cinched corset, has been in watching the opening scenes of Gone with the Wind or season one of Downton Abbey. Certainly pre-World War I Brenau women knew what they were. I suspect that Brenau women, too, [...]

Rising Senior Sara Jane Bowers Secures Nationally Coveted Golf Internship

Sara Jane Bowers, a junior from Statesboro, Ga., hits from the tee during the Brenau University Golden Tigers Spring Invitational golf tournament at Chattahoochee Golf Club. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

More than 2,000 students applied. Only 52 were accepted. One of them was Brenau rising senior Sara Jane Bowers. The American Junior Golf Association internship is one of the most prestigious in the country, launching careers and offering travel opportunities throughout the summer. Bowers, a mass communication major from Statesboro, Georgia, and member of the […]

Brenau Remembers Trustee Emeritus Jennings

Brenau University Trustee Emeritus and longtime supporter of the university’s nursing program Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. died Thursday, March 2. He was 94 years old. “During his time on the board, Henry was one of the trustees at the table meeting with creditors on a weekly basis to ensure Brenau would survive to be […]

2017 Alumni Awards Winners

Cynthia Fuller Jackson receives an Outstanding Alumni Award during the 2017 Alumnae Reunion Weekend at Brenau University, Saturday, April 08, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark for Brenau University)
Brenau University honored 13 outstanding alumni during the 2017 Alumnae Reunion Weekend on April 7-8. The women – among them a stand-up comic, a senior manager at Coca-Cola, an award-winning film director and a second-generation chiropractor – were recognized for their many personal accomplishments, contributions to their local communities and leadership roles in their chosen [...]
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