From Alumni Corner

It’s no surprise that we live in a connected world. Each day that passes brings innovative and creative ways to connect with acquaintances across the globe. With the many ways in which to communicate so readily available, what’s stopping you from making connections with fellow Brenau alumni? I’ve found that alumni want to connect with […]

Works for me!

Through the trees outside June Moore-Richards’ home in Los Gatos, Calif., you catch a glimpse of the snow-dusted mountains marking the southern perimeter of Silicon Valley at the base of the San Francisco peninsula. Although she misses her husband, Charles, who died in 2008 and with whom she had shared the home since their marriage […]

Irreplaceable: Sidney O. Smith Jr., 1927-2012

When Sidney O. Smith Jr. rose to eulogize his friend John Jacobs last November, the former federal judge matter-of-factly stated that he always thought it would have been the other way around. Smith at that time already had been battling cancer, and he knew his days were numbered. The candor, delivered with a characteristic hint […]

A Hanukkah Story by Melissa Fay Greene

We parents work so hard to relay the historical and spiritual import of religious holidays. No, we explain, Hanukkah is not primarily about gift giving; it’s about a long-ago freedom struggle. The eight-day winter holiday celebrates the successful resistance of the Jews against King Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria and the restoration of the Second […]

Basketball: Bouncing back

Brenau’s Golden Tigers posted a 13-17 record during its rebuilding season under a new, head coach, Kris Stewart. However, the cagers, playing in the Southern States Athletics Conference, one of the toughest in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, chalked it up as a successful, experience- and confidence-building campaign. Eight of the losses came in […]

New coaches’ experience, attitude raise the bar in track and volleyball

The two newest Golden Tigers coaches have a couple of things in common. Both know what it’s like to guide championship-winning programs and both have some heavy-duty academic credentials on their resumes along with athletics-related accomplishments. Jeff White, the only Georgia volleyball coach to guide two different high school teams to state championship “final four” […]

Global Awareness: Soccer builds on 2011 “surprise” season

As all the world seemed inundated with information about how England fared against France, whether the Czech Republic could beat Portugal, and what Obama and Putin were really saying to each other through body language, Brenau Soccer Coach Mike Lochstampfor quietly pondered a little international strategy of his own: whether adding two experienced players from […]

Something to Cheer About: No. 2 in Year 1

Brenau University’s newest Golden Tigers intercollegiate team set out to make a good impression during its inaugural season. Guess what? The team placed second in the nation in National Cheerleading Association Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships competition in Daytona Beach, Fla. Competing in the All-Girl intermediate division for smaller schools April 12-13, Brenau finished less […]

John Jacobs: The First Man in a Band of Brothers

President’s Message, Fall 2012 I read an historical novel about 15 years ago entitled The First Man in Rome. It accurately and compellingly described the method of civic leadership and governance applied in Rome prior to establishment of Caesar and his descendant line of Emperors. The Roman senate acted as a democratic body, governing the city-state […]

Tennis Nets No. 6 spot after a 16-win season

Golden Tigers tennis teams know what it is like to play for the national championship. Only one other team has won more than Brenau’s two National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tennis titles – Auburn University-Montgomery, which now has 12, including the last eight. Although AUM resided as the top contender in Brenau’s Southern States Athletic […]

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