Channel Surfing

After several false starts, Abu Kahn clicked on the right program that he uses as a tool for continued success in business and community leadership. Telecommunications executive Abu Khan changed colleges like some people change channels. After graduating from high school in Alexandria, Va., he enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design. Realizing he […]

Morning Joe

Roger J. Joe, the Manager/Owner of the IHOP restaurant in Kingsland, GA. Joe is a student at Brenau's South Georgia campus.

At the IHOP franchise in Kingsland, Ga., it is always morning – considering that you can get breakfast and hot coffee anytime during the day. And operator Roger Joe, an M.B.A. candidate at Brenau says his education not only is helping him learn things use in his business now but also helps him keep a […]

Getting Real

Dr. Charlene Wilkerson is a faculty member at Brenau University's Augusta campus.

Charlene Wilkerson updated her own skills when she came out of retirement to teach at Brenau so she can help her students apply their real-world experience to new world education. Dr. Charlene Wilkerson is accustomed to some of her students asking if they must type their papers. She lets them down gently. “A few want […]

Back on the Bike

Darren Johnson is interview while he works in the adult learning area on Brenau University's Gainesville campus.

Nontraditional student Darren Johnson spent more than a decade figuring out what he really needed to do to help kids who were not as fortunate. Growing up in Augusta, Ga., Darren Johnson had no shortage of positive male role models – his own dad, teachers, and other community members. Always some near him helped guide […]

Not Just a Cog in a Machine

Chris Davis is a student at Brenau University's Augusta campus and also teaches in the automotive technology department at Augusta Technical College.

For nontraditional students like Chris Davis, tuning up their educations becomes a life of commitment and balance. For the past four years, Chris Davis tinkers with the insides of classrooms from opposite perspectives. By day, he teaches traditional students at Augusta Technical College, where he is an automotive technology instructor. By night, Davis, 32, is […]

Long Story Short

Roseanne Short is the director of nonresidential programs and support services at Brenau University.

If you think potty training a toddler is not a road block to completing your education, you are probably a man. However, Rosanne Short knows first-hand that minor distractions become major in the world of nontraditional students. Roseanne Chastain Short enrolled as a freshman at Brenau Women’s College in the 1981-82 academic year. That summer, […]

Means to an End

John Means, an Adjunct Faculty member of Brenau University's Kings Bay, GA campus photographed at his St. Marys, GA home. Means teaches the Legal Environment of Business and Contract Management and Ethics course.

What many an actor in motion pictures and television will tell you is that what they always wanted to do in their careers was direct. For John Means, who managed motion picture and television program rights and other legal matters for one of the largest entertainment companies in the world, what he always wanted to […]

Getting a Life

Brenau’s North Atlanta/Norcross campus manager knows the needs of nontraditional students because she is one of them – working on a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Yarden Hixon was born to be an occupational therapist. Currently Hixon is enrolled in the graduate occupational therapy program at Brenau’s North Atlanta/Norcross campus. However, she also has a […]

Taking Control

Jack Hillis knew one day that he would have to deal with life and career after his service as a U.S. Navy submariner. He saw extending his education at Brenau with an M.B.A. in project management as a way to navigate the uncertain waters of civilian life. For U.S. Navy submariner Jack Hillis, there was […]

Stand Out

If you are a rather tall black male in the Middle East or northern Europe, you will be noticed. 2013 Brenau business graduate Chris Carpenter brought a world of experience to his undergraduate studies at Brenau.   Christopher Maurice Carpenter, 43, took a bit of detour on the way to the Fairburn campus by playing […]