Brenau Scholar: Ashton Stockdale

Ashton Stockdale, a freshman pre-nursing major, poses for a photo in the Trustee Library. Stockdale is one of the Brenau Scholars. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Ashton Stockdale from Tucker, Georgia, had a personal experience at an early age that led to her decision to apply for Brenau’s pre-nursing program. “When I was in fourth grade, my grandfather, who we call ‘Pop,’ was diagnosed with congestive heart failure,” Stockdale says. “He was told that his chances were slim for any type […]

Brenau Scholar: Anna Rose

Anna Rose, a freshman biology major, poses for a portrait. Rose is one of this year's 12 Brenau scholars. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Anna Rose has plunged headlong into her freshman year at Brenau. A biology major from Mobile, Alabama, she’s already had an impressive start to both her swimming and academic careers at Brenau. At the Converse Invitational in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in October, Rose’s 400-yard medley relay team took first place. Rose also took first in […]

Brenau Scholar: Alyssa Eblen

Alyssa Eblen, a freshman theater major, is one of this year's Brenau Scholars. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Alyssa Eblen from Dacula, Georgia, is pursuing degrees in theater and organizational leadership in the hope of running her own theater company someday. That dream was ignited by her first introduction to Brenau’s world of theater. “I came to Brenau to see Guys and Dolls while I was in high school, and I was blown […]

Brenau Scholar: Abby Cape

Abby Cape, a freshman business major, is one of this year's Brenau Scholars. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Originally planning to study middle grades education, Abby Cape of Gainesville, Georgia, quickly decided that she would much rather “do” than “teach,” so she switched to a business major with plans of running her own business after graduation. “My mom and dad both own businesses, so they really persuaded me to go into business for […]

A Golden Tiger in Paris

Madison Kosater poses for a photo of the locks on the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris.

Madison Elizabeth Kosater dreamed of studying abroad in France since she was 16 years old. A senior history and political science major from Macon, Georgia, Kosater’s dream finally came true when she received the $4,000 Denyse Marchesseau Endowed Scholarship for 2016. Kosater is the fifth Brenau University student to win the scholarship since 1999. Her […]

Golden Tigers join Appalachian Athletic Conference

AAC - Appalachian Athletic Conference logo

Starting next year, Brenau becomes a member of the Asheville, North Carolina-based Appalachian Athletic Conference, which gives the Golden Tigers a wide range of intercollegiate sports options, including lacrosse. In the AAC, Brenau will compete in cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, softball, tennis, golf, track & field and lacrosse. The Tigers will move from […]

A Community’s Legacy

Douglas Ivester, center, and Kay Ivester greet attendees during the dedication of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

With a new name for the university’s highly regarded nursing school and the completion of a new athletics park where the Golden Tigers national championship-contending softball team commences home field play in February, the name Grindle stands to become one of the most visible fixtures is becoming increasingly on Brenau’s Gainesville campus. The eponymous Ernest […]

Nursing School Director Attends Leadership Program

Dr. Dina Hewett Director of the Nursing Department

Elation doesn’t begin to describe how Dina Hewett, Brenau Director of the School of Nursing, felt when she was accepted into the 2016 Cohort of Fellows for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Executive Leadership Program. “I about fell over when I got the email that I had been accepted,” says Hewett. “I had […]

Twin Therapy

Taylor Meadows, left, and Morgan MeadowsTaylor Meadows, left, and Morgan Meadows

In the Foundations Lab of the occupational therapy program, Morgan Meadows was assigned to do a detailed presentation analyzing another person engaged in a simple, workaday activity. “She was supposed to look at the environment, whether the activity was social or nonsocial, and explain all of the factors involved in the activity,” recalls her instructor, […]

Election Takes Center Stage at Brenau

Brenau President Ed Schrader moderates while Kristen Soltis Anderson, a Republican pollster and strategist, , left, and Maria Teresa Kumar, Democratic commentator and CEO of Voto Latino, discuss political issues during Beyond the Talking Points: What Election 2016 Really Means to Women. The discussion was a part of the Douglas and Kay Ivester Programming Series at the university. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)Beyond the Talking Points: What Election 2016 Really Means to Women. The discussion was a part of the Douglas and Kay Ivester Programming Series at the university. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

In the tensest moments of the 2016 presidential election, two national political experts with diverse points of view agreed: Donald Trump was unlikely to win the presidency. Republican pollster and strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder and partner at Echelon Insights, and Democratic organizer and commentator Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO of Voto Latino, were part of […]