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A lifetime of service

By Dashiell Coleman Finding a passion and following where it leads. Answering the call for help when it comes. Taking action instead of just hoping for change.  Those may sound like lofty ambitions, but at 102, Brenau alumna Holly Frederick Reynolds, WC ’39, has this advice for anyone pursuing their goals: “Go for it.”  She […]

Reading, writing and a whole lot more

Brenau alumna Autumn Dodson teaches a powerful lesson By Mark Ray Despite the many challenges of the past year, Autumn Dodson, WC ’18, BU ’21, was an unstoppable force. More or less simultaneously, she wrote the dissertation for her Doctor of Education at Brenau University and a children’s book, My Teacher Looks Like Me. Both […]

Nursing programs receive coveted 10-year accreditation

Brenau University has been granted 10-year accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and post-master’s certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner programs. The reaccreditation of the BSN and MSN programs and new accreditation of the post-master’s certificate comes after […]

On the front lines of mental health

When Anjana Freeman, BU ’06, saw that the Gainesville Police Department was hiring a mental health clinician, the Brenau University alumna and adjunct professor of psychology said it was like the universe was sending her an invitation to do what she was meant to do. When Freeman was growing up, her mother had a mental […]

Living and learning

Brenau students a big part of Champions Place success Over the past year, occupational therapy students in Brenau University’s Ivester College of Health Sciences have been getting hands-on experience thanks to a partnership with Champions Place, an accessible residence where physically challenged young adults can live independently.  The partnership began after Windy Cruz, adjunct instructor […]

Singing for joy

Lainie Ewers has a lot to sing about.  After winning the Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s Virtual to Center Stage talent competition in June, the Brenau University junior music major is set to perform as a featured soloist during the GSO’s Holiday Pops concert on Dec. 4 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center. The opportunity to share […]

First Executive Women’s MBA cohort completes program

After 20 months, 10 courses, three residencies and countless hours of studying, the first cohort of the Executive Women’s Master of Business Administration program in The Women’s College of Brenau University finished in August with a residency in Atlanta and Gainesville. During the residency, the women were able to meet with female vineyard owners, directors […]

Brenau University Board of Trustees welcomes four new members

The Brenau University Board of Trustees’ four newest members include three alumni and a New Jersey physician who collects art. Melissa Currin Heard, WC ’92, Melissa Cannady Howard, WC ’97, Mary Kathryn Wells-Winsett, WC ’00, and Dr. Michael Stubblefield began their three-year terms in March. “With the addition of these four new trustees, Brenau continues […]

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 […]

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