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The Women’s College helps community with new projects

During the fall 2020 semester, The Women’s College of Brenau University’s GOLD Program spearheaded two community-based service initiatives, including a food drive and pen pal project. The food drive for the Salvation Army collected 10 bins full of canned goods, along with $300 in cash donations. Most of the food went to the local Salvation […]

Physician Assistant Studies Program welcomes first students to campus

Physician Assistants in masks and face shields gather around display

After years of planning and preparation, Brenau University’s new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program officially launched Jan. 11 as students began classes in the recently renovated Brenau Downtown Center. The latest addition to the Ivester College of Health Sciences’ slate of graduate degree offerings features an inaugural cohort of 33 students from […]

Virtual baccalaureate service celebrates 2020 graduates

People well spaced on a stage.

To honor the graduates of 2020, Brenau held a virtual baccalaureate ceremony on Dec. 11, in a mostly empty Pearce Auditorium to celebrate the more than 700 new alumni. The baccalaureate ceremony — Brenau’s first since 1994 — was not intended to take the place of commencement, but was instead an opportunity for the university […]

Ivester gift elevates psychology to a school at Brenau University

The Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling is the newest addition to Brenau University’s Ivester College of Health Sciences made possible through a generous gift of Doug and Kay Ivester. Thenaming honors a lifelong friend of both Doug and Kay, going back to their days working together at Ernst and Ernst, and […]

Voices into the world

Aquarium Williams in graduation regalia kisses child on the cheek

Brenau recognized 375 graduates, including 100 from The Women’s College, during spring commencement ceremonies May 4-5 on the university’s historic Gainesville campus. The graduating class included 195 undergraduate and 180 graduate degree candidates, who were given a special sendoff by keynote speaker Yahlin Chang, producer and writer on the hit Hulu series The Handmade’s Tale. […]

Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day 2019

Photos by AJ Reynolds and Scott Rogers

Two quality education systems

Students at graduation

Since 2014, Brenau University has operated successful partnerships with colleges and universities in China. In this story, students and professors from Brenau and its partner institutions dig into the similarities and differences between these two world leaders in higher education. The results are in and clear: Studying alongside peers from another culture jump-starts careers, enhances […]

The art of giving

Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design creating a community of caring Surrounded by a clay menagerie of geometric pottery and chiseled torsos, Huy Chu talks about bowls with an earnest excitement that echoes throughout the dusty ceramics studio in Simmons Visual Arts Center. The bowls — glazed in earthy hues of green, brown and […]

Eighth annual President’s Summer Arts Series showcases local artists

Attendees look at art during the President's Summer Art Series.

This year’s President’s Summer Arts Series — Ed Schrader’s eighth and last as Brenau University president — was a retrospective of work by seven artists previously featured in the engaging annual summer exhibition. “These artists were selected for their continued participation in and support of various university events and efforts over the last 14 years,” […]

Brenau recognizes student and faculty achievements

Students stand together

During the Honors Convocation in April and spring commencement in May, some of the highest honors offered at Brenau University were given to students and faculty in recognition of their hard work and dedication. The student awards included the Baxter-Bryan Scholarship, presented to rising senior Kendy Manzano, fashion design major from Adairsville, Georgia; the Sidney […]

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