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Eighth annual President’s Summer Arts Series showcases local artists

Attendees look at art during the President's Summer Art Series.

This year’s President’s Summer Arts Series — Ed Schrader’s eighth and last as Brenau University president — was a retrospective of work by seven artists previously featured in the engaging annual summer exhibition. “These artists were selected for their continued participation in and support of various university events and efforts over the last 14 years,” […]

Brenau recognizes student and faculty achievements

Students stand together

During the Honors Convocation in April and spring commencement in May, some of the highest honors offered at Brenau University were given to students and faculty in recognition of their hard work and dedication. The student awards included the Baxter-Bryan Scholarship, presented to rising senior Kendy Manzano, fashion design major from Adairsville, Georgia; the Sidney […]

Local second-graders publish book with the help of education majors

A student reads a book.

Second-graders at Riverbend Elementary School were able to see all of their hard work come together in April when they were presented with Look Who Changed the World, Lucile!: Tiger Tales from Riverbend Elementary, a perfect-bound, hardcover book filled with their illustrations and short stories. Publication of the book was made possible by generous contributions […]

President Schrader receives honors

President Emeritus Ed Schrader holds up a basketball.

At the Honors Convocation on April 11, then-President Ed Schrader received several honors and gifts before he retired after nearly 15 years at the helm of Brenau University. Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan declared the date Dr. Edward L. Schrader Day. Schrader was also given a basketball with a message from Mike Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball […]

President Anne Skleder: focused on students

President Anne A. Skleder outdoors

Anne Skleder Focused on Students Anne Skleder Focused on Students An unwavering commitment to community, excellence and student success is one of the key traits that fueled the mutual attraction between Brenau’s presidential search committee and Anne Skleder, the 141-year-old university’s newly minted 10th president. Anne Skleder, with a vitae spangled with student-focused initiatives, is […]

Riley’s love of business benefits Brenau

After a successful corporate career that took Gary Riley around the globe and landed him as divisional president of a major multinational corporation, he and his wife, Georgine, decided to retire in Hall County, Georgia. Fortunately for Brenau University, retirement did not mean abandoning his love for all things business. The quintessential Michigander replete as […]

Year one of the GOLD program

Students sit together at the fountain.

Year one of the GOLD Program GOLD, one of the new signature programs of the reimagined Women’s College, began this fall at Brenau University. W Courses GOLD curriculum features W courses, open exclusively to students in The Women’s College, designed to focus on the expertise and experience of women. Students entering in fall 2019 take […]

RISE summer program graduates 130

Group of students

The Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience (RISE) program concluded its eighth year with a graduation ceremony in the Fair Street International Academy gymnasium June 28. About 130 students from Gainesville and Hall County schools received certificates of achievement and other gifts to celebrate their time in the program, which is made possible by contributions from […]

Brenau Gospel Experience features variety of musical talents

Alumna Karen Peck Gooch, WC ’81, returned to Brenau University with her group Karen Peck & New River to perform during the Kay and Doug Ivester Endowed Program Series’ Brenau Gospel Experience on March 29-30 in Pearce Auditorium. The group has five consecutive No. 1 songs in Southern gospel music and has received numerous Absolutely […]

Nursing simulation lab completed at Norcross campus

A student uses the simulation lab.

Brenau University completed construction of a state-of-the-art nursing simulation laboratory on its campus in Norcross, Georgia, in February. Program officials say the lab offers future nurses the best possible preparation before they enter the field. The simulation lab is utilized primarily by students in Brenau’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, a 16-month, full-time […]

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