Gloria Stargel: Inspirational journalist, ‘Antarctic explorer’

Author and journalist Gloria Cassity Stargel of Gainesville, Ga., a 1977 Women’s College graduate, died Saturday, March 2. She was 83. Stargel, whose husband, Joe, had been mayor of Gainesville, was a member of the Class of 1950, but she delayed completing degree requirements by more than a quarter of a century. Devoutly religious Stargel […]

Brenau Scholar: Ensley Caldwell

ENSLEY CALDWELL, a theater major from Newnan, Ga., has two main goals in life: to travel and to act. Her adventurous life plan isn’t drawn from any particular role models, she says. “I’m just kind of paving my own way.” Ensley chose Brenau because of its outstanding theater program. “I saw a few shows there, […]

Brenau Scholar: Rachel McFarland

RACHEL MCFARLAND will make good use of her outgoing, laid-back personality as the music teacher she is studying to be and in her very first job, as a waitress at Cheddar’s in Gainesville. Rachel has a no-fail attitude about the challenge of balancing work and school. “It helps to schedule out my whole day to […]

Brenau Scholar: Kassidy Locke

KASSIDY LOCKE was steered toward her goal of studying occupational therapy by doing something that most parents do for their children but hardly any children do for their parents: she watched her dad learn to walk. Kassidy’s father, Tommy, has had a degenerative spine disease since Kassidy was in elementary school. This disease dramatically altered […]

Brenau Scholar: Bailey Hicks

BAILEY HICKS said her friends would probably describe her as a “very quirky” person who doesn’t take herself too seriously, but she can switch her upbeat giggle to a furrowed brow of determination very quickly if the need arises. “I can be serious if I need to be, whether on or off the court,” she […]

Brenau Scholar: Esther Sindler

ESTHER SINDLER hesitates when asked to name her hometown. “There are quite a few hometowns,” she says. “Right now we’re in Flintstone, Ga., but that changes frequently.” Esther is the child of two Christian missionaries. She spent nine years of her life in the African city of Dakar, Senegal. “We didn’t live in a hut […]

In Memory: Winter 2012-13

Stella Barbara Leach, of Mount Holley, Pa., died Oct. 27. Elizabeth “Lib” Hunter Finger, WC ’38, of Hendersonville, N.C., died on Sept. 16, 2009. Antoinette “Toni” Denman Furse, WC ’38, of Gadsden, Ala., died on Aug. 24. Helen McCamy Dennard, WC ’39, of Dalton, Ga., died Nov. 25, 2011. Helen Dean Wagner, WC ’40, of […]

SGA Mission: Reconnecting with Tradition

Alumni, faculty and other long-term members of the Brenau family recently have raised an alarm that there is a growing disconnect between the current crop of Women’s College students and the many of the traditions that have helped the institution retain its unique character over the past 135 years. However, the 2012-13 executive board of […]

Brenau Introduces Scholarship for Legacies

  The Office of Alumni & Events, in partnership with Brenau Financial Aid, is excited to announce the newly established Brenau University Legacy Scholarship! This scholarship encourages daughters and sisters of Brenau alumni to continue the Golden Tigers tradition as freshmen in the Women’s College. $2,500 scholarship to residential Women’s College legacies $2,000 scholarship to […]

It’s a busy time for Alumni Relations!

First, we are excited to announce the re-establishment of the Brenau Alumni Association. The association’s mission has five parts: To promote the development and growth of Brenau University by providing an opportunity for alumni to serve their alma mater both individually and collectively; To serve as a link between alumni and the University; To stimulate […]