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 […]

Honors class paints piano as part of Vision 2030 public art project

In fall 2018, the Honors 230 artistic and creative imagination class taught by Debra Dobkins, dean of The Women’s College, took part in a special creative project in unison with Vision 2030, a coordinated group of volunteers leading long-term initiatives defined by the residents of Gainesville and Hall County, Georgia. Part of Vision 2030’s mission […]

Students, professors practice mediation skills in Kiev, Ukraine

Gloria Clark and Cierra Franklin, Brenau University students and members of the university’s competitive mediation team, joined their professors, Ken and Mary Lou Frank, in Kiev, Ukraine, in November 2018 for an international mediation tournament. The Franks worked for two days with conflict resolution students from seven countries — Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Singapore, India, Turkey […]

Three Brenau University trustees retire from the board

Three members of the Brenau University Board of Trustees — Jim Mathis, Ben Lilly and Gary Riley — retired this spring after 67 years of combined service to the institution. “Their many years of service to Brenau is certainly in and of itself a foundation for celebration,” said Pete Miller, chairman of the Board of […]

Faculty, staff, students and friends tour ‘Infinity Mirrors’ exhibit at the High Museum

The big news out of the Atlanta art scene toward the end of 2018 was that the High Museum of Art sold out its advanced tickets for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at a record pace. Thanks to Brenau’s academic affiliate agreement with the High, the university had a limited number of tickets to a special viewing opportunity Jan. 18.

Cheer and dance teams perform at Super Bowl LIII

The Brenau University competitive cheer and dance teams had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

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