2014 Women’s College Commencement

On a day when news broke that the number of U.S. single-gender female institutions had diminished to 45, Brenau University today conferred 190 undergraduate diplomas to members of the Brenau Women’s College Class of 2014. “The Women’s College is strong, thriving and the heart of our institution,” Brenau President Ed Schrader told graduates and guests […]

What’s the Big Idea?

On a fall day a couple of years ago, a group of Brenau students found themselves on a long car ride to North Carolina with one of the university deans, Bill Lightfoot. En route to participating in the social entrepreneurship session with representatives from other colleges and universities in the Appalachian region, they brainstormed things they […]

The Brenau Scholar Pattern

Brenau Scholars 2013

As part of a gemstone program of institutional aid, paid from annual giving to the university, four 2013 Brenau University Women’s College freshmen recently joined the ranks of a select group of students who excel – not only academically but also as contributing members of their communities. The full scholarship, valued at about $22,000 per […]

Sarah Dove: Dove-tailing Classroom and Career

Sarah Dove quickly learned that, try as you may, you simply cannot add more hours to a day. Still, the new Women’s College freshman seems determined to keep trying. As one of four Brenau Scholars for 2013-14, Dove juggles her busy class schedule as a theater major with a work-study job at the Brenau University […]

Emily Burgess: Direction Finder

Like many an actor, Emily Burgess also wants to direct. Then again, the Brenau Women’s College freshman has gotta dance. On top of that, there’s her all-in commitment to sorority life. Burgess, a 2013-14 Brenau Scholar from Dalton, Ga., is also looking for a few good older citizens of the community with whom she can […]

Emily Bruce: Novel Approach

Growing up in Gainesville, Ga., Brenau Women’s College freshman Emily Bruce knew immediately there was one major benefit to coming to school at Brenau: She would never get lost. “I know a lot about this area, so I don’t get lost here as easily,” says Bruce, one of four Brenau Scholars named for the 2013-14 […]

Rebeca Arevalo: The Quiet One

Rebeca Arevalo knows you don’t have to be loud to be heard. “I’m a really reserved person who doesn’t speak a lot,” says Arevalo, who is from Lawrenceville, Ga. “But that doesn’t mean I’m not dedicated in my studies. It’s my secret weapon. I’m not showy or flashy, but when it comes to academics, I […]

Exceedingly Rare: Brenau at 135

Brenau Window, Fall 2013 Vol. 7, No. 3

Brenau celebrates its 135th anniversary during the 2013-14 academic year. In addition to the planned special activities that you can read about elsewhere in this magazine – and other yet-to-be-announced events to be publicized on the Web site – you will encounter articles throughout this anniversary issue that highlight different parts of the Brenau journey. When an […]

In Memory: Fall 2013

Eleanor Parrish, WC ’39, of Adel, Ga., died March 5. Sarah Crosby Reeves, WC ’39, of Sanford, N.C., died June 26. Lois Patillo Stephens, WC ’39, of Camrillo, Calif., died Feb. 8. Margaret Pleune Harvin, WC ’40, of Louisville, Ky., died March 3. Meta Sompayrac DuBose, WC ’43, of Winchester, Va., died Oct. 27, 2012. […]

This is a Year to Celebrate!

When I look back at the rich history of an institution like Brenau, I think of many things. Beautiful buildings, shiny statues and art-adorned walls make up part of the physical history of Brenau. Top honors, national recognitions and annual accreditations shape the academic history of the university. But above all, I see the faces […]