Brenau Board of Trustees appoints two new members

The Brenau University Board of Trustees recently added an award-winning journalist and alumna as well as a local CEO with long experience in medical management and strong community connections as its newest members. Maria Ebrahimji, a 1998 graduate of The Women’s College and a partner at C5 Collective, and Amelia “Mimi” Collins, CEO of Longstreet […]

Suited for Success

Family roots and a Brenau education instill confidence in university’s board vice chair Business leadership, a strong work ethic and generosity are hardwired into the family roots of new Brenau University Board of Trustees Vice Chair Emmie Henderson Howard, WC ’01, and she appreciates those same qualities in the university she now helps to govern. […]

Innovation in Education

Entrepreneurial spirit guides Brenau’s board chair By Ben McDade As one of the principal partners of a thriving business, new Brenau University Board of Trustees Chair Mike Smith understands the rewards of taking a chance and managing risks and says those same dynamics are at play every day at Brenau. Smith is president of SteelCell, […]

A Legacy of Leadership and Service

Woman and man in front of Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium

Have passion for the mission. Be knowledgeable. Do your homework. Ask the right questions. Stay involved and keep your fingernails dirty. These are some of the valuable lessons longtime Brenau trustee and former board chair Pete Miller says he has learned over his 20-plus years on the board — 16 of them as chair — […]

By the community, for the community

Philip Wilheit stands in front of Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium

When Philip Wilheit headed off to college, it never occurred to him not to come back to his beloved Gainesville. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Wilheit moved with his family to Gainesville in 1949 when he was only four years old. He says that growing up in Gainesville was like growing up in Mayberry, a […]

First Class

Women stand side-by-side with arms in front of them to create equals sign.

Executive Women’s MBA students find friendship, support through the program As the Executive Women’s Master of Business Administration at The Women’s College of Brenau University wraps up its inaugural year this fall, the trailblazing women in the program’s first cohort already know they have made lifelong friends. The catalyst for those friendships came during the […]

Extraordinary Times For Extraordinary Lives

Woman and student laugh

Brenau University President Anne Skleder has hit the ground running during her time at Brenau as she has hosted over 25 events on campus and across the country. More than 700 alumni and friends participated in the events, some in person and many — as the coronavirus made its presence felt — in a virtual […]

Brenau Cares

Alumni, faculty and students on the front lines of pandemic By Michael Lowe and Kathryne Davis Brenau University alumni, faculty and students have been hard at work on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 since its rapid spread began in March. At Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia, just a few short […]

‘The right place for us’

Brenau business incubator a hub for COVID testing Nancy Benitez, WC ’17, has seen two sides of the coronavirus. The Women’s College of Brenau University alumna and adjunct professor was hired in mid-May by Pro-GeneX, a Gainesville-based pharmacogenetics company, as a lab technician tasked with testing COVID-19 samples. About a month later, Benitez found out […]

PA studies program set to begin in January

Brenau’s new Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is nearly ready to welcome its first cohort in January 2021. The curriculum is done, faculty have been hired and the PA Department’s renovated space in the Brenau Downtown Center is complete. Incoming students will have a couple of pieces in their program that are […]