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LaSharn Hughes is not finished yet

LaSharn Hughes, executive director of the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce, BU '98, BU '04 poses for a photo with the Georgia State Capital in the background at her office in Atlanta. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Brenau alumna LaSharn Hughes aims to improve health care access in Georgia’s underserved areas Soft-spoken and poised, LaSharn Hughes, BU ’98, ’04, keeps a giant map of Georgia above her desk so she can visualize her projects. She points to Echols County in south Georgia and says, “See that town called Needmore? Well, they do, [...]

Competition Without Conflict

Ken Frank and Mary Lou Frank pose for a portrait. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

For more than 15 years, Brenau has had a competitive team unlike any other on its campus. Vying to be the best peacemakers in the nation, students on the mediation team practice their conflict resolution skills in national and international tournaments. This fall, Brenau will host mediation teams from across the globe in two international […]

Darnisha Coverson: Career Chemistry

Brenau University alumna Darnisha Coverson, Class of 2012, poses for a July 19, 2017 portait at the Denver Crime Laboratory where she works in the forensic biology and DNA unit. Photo by Andy Colwell/andycolwell.com

For Brenau grad, science and service is the perfect formula Darnisha Coverson, WC ’12, describes the broad outlines of her life almost as if it were all foretold. “Growing up, I had a chemistry set,” Coverson says with a quick laugh. And like that, she gives all the setup to her story you need – […]

Mary Ross: The Job of a Lifetime

Mary Ross, WC ’58, at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion. (Gerry Melendez/For Brenau University)

Volunteering leads to decades of service alongside S.C. governors, their families With a Southern accent worthy of Margaret Mitchell’s Scarlett O’Hara, coupled with a timeless elegance always just beyond Miss O’Hara’s grasp, Mary Ross, WC ’58, worked alongside six governors and their families for three and a half decades at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion. […]

C.S. Lewis gift honors Women’s College alumna

Dr. Warren Jones poses for a photo with Don W. King, professor of English at Montreat College and noted scholar of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, after a question and answer panel for Love Letters to Jack, Love Letters to God: An Exploration of the Works of Joy Davidman & C.S. Lewis. Brenau University has recently acquired a premier collection of titles by and about C.S. Lewis. Presented in honor of Brenau Women’s College alumna, Bobbie Jean Collins Jones, Ph.D., WC '64, the collection was made possible by the generous gifts of her husband, Dr. Warren Jones. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Brenau Trustee Library recently acquired a premier collection of titles written by and about British writers C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. More than 100 books were donated by Warren Jones, who presented the generous donation in honor of his wife, Bobbie Jean Collins Jones, WC ’64. Jones’ gift also helped fund a two-day symposium, […]

Higher education is great for America

Brenau University President Ed Schrader addresses graduates.

There is a lot of naysaying, blaming and finger-pointing going on in the world today. But the most dangerous, malicious, egregiously erroneous, anti-American lies propagated by some are that education is not as useful as it used to be and that educated folk tend to have an agenda. Those notions are simply not true. Such […]

Cora Anderson Hill: Stepping Up for Women in Word and Deed

Cora Anderson Hill, WC '16, pictured in the 1916 Bubbles.

At every Women’s College spring commencement since the 1980s, the almost liturgical reading by Brenau’s top academic officer goes something like this: The university presents to the graduating senior with the highest academic average the Cora Anderson Hill Award, named for a Brenau alumna from Gainesville with a distinguished career in journalism and public service. […]

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park Dedicated Amid Record Shattering Softball Season

Eli Daniel, a freshman from Locust Grove, Ga., at Pacolet Milliken Field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park reached completion with the start of 2017 and opened on a sunny February afternoon. The park was dedicated in mid-April, after the Golden Tigers softball team spent the first weeks of its season setting records and exceeding expectations. It’s a whole new ballgame at Brenau. Brenau University junior Mackenzie Oliver […]

Inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K Celebrates Esteemed Former Brenau Executive

Nita Tammarine reacts as she crosses the finish line during the Dempsey Dash 5K, a race celebrating the memory of Brenau's longtime Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, on Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

A beloved member of the Brenau family was remembered at the inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K on March 10. The event celebrated the life of longtime Brenau Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, who died in 2014. Proceeds benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides assistance for students seeking a better life […]

Change through Strength, Leadership and Prestige

From left, nursing students Richard Gonzalez, Dara Atijosan and Jane Lim look on while Shemila Thompson practices nasogastric tube placement during a skills lab at Brenau East. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Probably the only encounter most of you have had with that Victorian and early Edwardian era torture device, the cinched corset, has been in watching the opening scenes of Gone with the Wind or season one of Downton Abbey. Certainly pre-World War I Brenau women knew what they were. I suspect that Brenau women, too, [...]
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