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The Women’s College helps community with new projects

During the fall 2020 semester, The Women’s College of Brenau University’s GOLD Program spearheaded two community-based service initiatives, including a food drive and pen pal project. The food drive for the Salvation Army collected 10 bins full of canned goods, along with $300 in cash donations. Most of the food went to the local Salvation […]

Physician Assistant Studies Program welcomes first students to campus

Physician Assistants in masks and face shields gather around display

After years of planning and preparation, Brenau University’s new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program officially launched Jan. 11 as students began classes in the recently renovated Brenau Downtown Center. The latest addition to the Ivester College of Health Sciences’ slate of graduate degree offerings features an inaugural cohort of 33 students from […]

Nursing faculty and students vaccinate 4,000 in community

Brenau held the first of several COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students in the Ivester College of Health Sciences’ Mary Inez School of Nursing on Jan. 19 to train those willing to volunteer their time to help vaccinate the larger community. At the clinic on Brenau’s Norcross campus, students volunteered to be vaccinated and learned how […]

Brenau earns 11th straight Champions of Character honor

Female soccer players in a circle, each with one hand in the center.

For the 11th year in a row, Brenau University was named a Champions of Character Five-Star institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Golden Tigers also achieved gold medal status for the second time in as many years. The 181 institutions on the list earned points in character training, character recognition, character promotion, […]

Brenau Executive VP and CFO elected to SACSCOC Board

David Barnett, executive vice president and CFO at Brenau University, is one of the newest members of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees, having been elected during the board’s recent December meeting. The 77-member board oversees the accreditation of colleges within the Southern region, which includes Alabama, […]

Science and art take flight in virtual talk

The Brenau community learned about the relationship between art and science thanks to “The Evolution of Scientific Bird Art with Dr. Michael Stubblefield,” a virtual event held in October. Stubblefield, an avid nature photographer and art collector, presented some images from his art collection depicting the natural world and, more specifically, birds. Originally scheduled to […]

Troy Heidesch appointed director of Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing

Heidesch stands with arms crossed in front of iStan nursing simulaid in hospital bed.

Troy Heidesch, BU ’97 & ’00, was appointed director of Brenau University’s Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing in December 2020 after having served for seven months as interim director. Heidesch is no stranger to Brenau as he earned both his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner at […]

Virtual baccalaureate service celebrates 2020 graduates

People well spaced on a stage.

To honor the graduates of 2020, Brenau held a virtual baccalaureate ceremony on Dec. 11, in a mostly empty Pearce Auditorium to celebrate the more than 700 new alumni. The baccalaureate ceremony — Brenau’s first since 1994 — was not intended to take the place of commencement, but was instead an opportunity for the university […]

International Spotlights: Grace Walker

Portrait of Grace Walker

As liaison for Chinese partnerships at Brenau, Grace Walker makes things happen. Among her myriad responsibilities in support of the university’s international relationships, Walker communicates with administrators and government representatives, arranges travel, assists in obtaining visas, organizes delegation visits, supports visiting scholars from China, and manages the daily operations and budget of Brenau’s China program. […]

International Spotlights: Eugene Williams

Dr. Eugene Williams, Dean, College of Education, poses for a portrait on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Eugene Williams knows a thing or two about being prepared. Prior to being named dean of the College of Education in 2016, Williams was instrumental in cultivating Brenau’s burgeoning collaborative education partnership with China’s Anhui Normal University. In 2015, he and Brenau colleague Bryan Sorohan traveled to China, where the two developed — and trained […]

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