Semper Fi

Perhaps Brenau's most visible face in the past two years, 2013 graduate Erik Nemecek connected the dots between Marine, cop, fireman, EMT, carpenter, welder, husband, father, matchmaker and motorbike wanderer to a degree in nursing and a future doing what he's always done best: helping other people.

Three years before that winter’s night on the mean streets of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1998, police officer Erik Nemecek, fresh out of training, squeezed all the slack off the trigger with the hammer cocked half-way back. At the last minute, however, he quickly holstered his weapon and body tackled the suspect who had been refusing […]

Swim Team Finishes No. 6 in Nation

On the final day of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics swimming and diving championships, Brenau totaled 259 points to secure the No. 6 spot in national rankings and improve upon the team’s eighth-place 2012 national ranking. Four Golden Tigers swimmers – Meredith Barrington, Michelle Billeaud, Hannah Boudreaux and Mary Katherine Jabbia – were named to […]

First Tigers Track Team Wins Championship

In its first year of competition, the Brenau University Golden Tigers track and field team won the Southern States Athletic Conference championship April 27, racking up 352.5 points in the seven-team field compared with the 304 for the next three teams combined. Full statistics from the meet can be found here, but  Brenau athletes picked up […]

World’s Largest Golden Tiger Sculpture Arrives on Campus

Brenau's new 2,200 pound bronze tiger sculpture is now in place on the Gainesville campus. The tiger was designed by Georgia artist Gregory Johnson and commissioned by Irwin 'Ike' Belk, the North Carolina philanthropist.

Although its creator says he will not claim with certainty that the bronze piece is the largest in the world, one pretty big statue of a golden tiger arrived Friday on the Brenau University campus.

Support Fund for Chris Zambesi, EWC ’11

Dr. Bob North, campus director at Brenau’s Kings Bay campus, announced that a special fund has been established for 2011 Brenau alumnus Chris Zambesi, 29, who has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and who has accumulated significant medical expenses. Everyone is welcome to contribute. Zambesi worked at the Navy Federal Credit Union in St. Marys, […]

2013 Alumni Award Winners

On Saturday, April 13, the Brenau University Alumni Association named seven women with careers ranging from NASA executive and two-star admiral to Hollywood costume designer and folksy newspaper columnist to its 2013 class of the Brenau Alumni Hall of Fame. The Association also granted six annual awards for service and accomplishment. Congratulations to the following […]

An Evening with Ronda Rich, WC ’83

Guest Speaker: Ronda Rich (WC ’83) Tuesday, May 14 — 6:30 pm Pearce Auditorium, Gainesville Ronda Rich, best-selling author, Southern humorist and Women’s College alumna will speak on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium on Brenau’s Gainesville campus. Admission is free. Rich, whose storytelling column appears in 53 newspapers across the Southeast, will […]

ACE Club Year-End Celebration

Wednesday, May 8 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Walters House, 305 Boulevard The Office of Alumni & Events invites all members of the ACE Club (Alumni Campus Employees) to lunch at Walters House in celebration of another great academic year! Guests can drop-in between 12:00 and 2:00 to eat, mingle and celebrate the start of summer. Everyone will leave […]

2013 Grad & Undergrad Commencement

Erik Nemecek, center, stands with the rest of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing students as Brenau University President Ed Schrader confers their degree upon them.

World-shaping politics, ‘the best and worst of human behavior,’ means hard-won rights can be easily lost

2013 Women’s College Commencement

Pytron Parker raises her hands as she stands up during the commencement exercises on the front lawn of Brenau University's Gainesville campus. On Friday the graduating 2013 Women's College students walked across the stage and recieved their diplomas in front of faculty and staff, their friends and family.

The former U.S. State Department’s top foreign policy planning expert says that by taking sometimes scary risks of choosing ‘caregiving over breadwinning and love over money’ women might actually be able to have it all.

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