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Ed Schrader: Legacy of a leader

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Legacy of a Leader Ed Schrader came to Brenau University as president in January 2005 for two simple reasons: a strong appreciation for the university’s rich history and a burning vision for what it could become.This year, he will retire as president. Former President Jimmy Carter, left, discusses his book A Call to Action, which […]

President Schrader’s Tenure

Brenau University experienced unprecedented growth under President Ed Schrader’s leadership.

ForeverGold a reality with over $42 million

I have eagerly anticipated making this statement for years: We have successfully completed our $40 million ForeverGold: An Extraordinary Legacy campaign and surpassed our goal with a total of $42.39 million. This issue celebrates the accomplishments we have achieved together. Here, you will see the many ways Brenau University is a stronger institution today and […]

Student Access and Experience Initiative

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Brenau focuses first and always on our students and their personal Brenau experiences. Through the ForeverGold campaign, we have increased scholarship support, expanded hands-on research and provided global opportunities for all students – traditional and nontraditional, graduate and undergraduate, male and female, residential and online.

Women’s Education Initiative

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Research clearly demonstrates the continued value of women’s colleges. Alumnae of women’s colleges are more likely than their peers to earn advanced degrees, become CEOs, run for elected office or own their own business. Women’s college alumnae also report higher levels of self-confidence, engagement in critical thinking and overall satisfaction with their college experiences. We have enhanced the Brenau Women’s College by raising $6.8 million for priorities that emphasize leadership and the residential experience for our female undergraduate students.

Investing in Brenau and the community

Gainesville has been my home all of my life. My parents, Bill and Gussie, moved to Gainesville shortly after the 1936 tornado that destroyed the town square. A few years later my dad opened Saul’s clothing store on the square. The jewel of Gainesville through these many decades has been Brenau University. Alongside Brenau is […]

Migrant farmworkers and their families give physical therapy students one-of-a-kind experience

In a rural farming community in Southwest Georgia, underneath the hot midsummer sun, Brenau University physical therapy students pick vegetables alongside migrant farmworkers. For the migrant workers, this is just another day in the life of continually stooping, reaching, picking, heavy lifting and moving — all of which take a toll on their bodies. That’s […]

Health Care and Sciences Initiative

Health Care and Sciences Initiative

Brenau is strategically growing our educational offerings to respond to Georgia and the nation’s great need for health care professionals. Our College of Health Sciences has continued to improve to its coeducational graduate and undergraduate programs, including adding additional labs, the establishment of a community clinic, the development of multidisciplinary clinical facilities and the construction of a human anatomy lab.

Follow-up: Randal Robison, MAT

In August of 2017 we did a story in the Brenau Window about Randal Robison and his son Nolen. Randal is a retired Army chaplain who was inspired to begin a second career in special education by his experience raising his four children, and especially his son Nolen, who has Down syndrome. On May 5, […]

Brenau hosts gospel music workshop

Brenau University Gospel Choir Director Portia Burns, WC '12, leads the mass choir performance in Brenau's Pearce Auditorium on Nov. 5, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau hosted its first community workshop and mass gospel choir performance on Nov. 4-5, 2017. The workshop enabled community singers to learn new gospel-style techniques and practices before joining the Brenau Gospel Choir in a performance titled All God’s People. Gospel choir director Portia Burns, WC ’12, and members of the Brenau ensemble taught vocal […]

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