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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 […]

President Schrader receives honors

President Emeritus Ed Schrader holds up a basketball.

At the Honors Convocation on April 11, then-President Ed Schrader received several honors and gifts before he retired after nearly 15 years at the helm of Brenau University. Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan declared the date Dr. Edward L. Schrader Day. Schrader was also given a basketball with a message from Mike Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball […]

Year one of the GOLD program

Students sit together at the fountain.

Year one of the GOLD Program GOLD, one of the new signature programs of the reimagined Women’s College, began this fall at Brenau University. W Courses GOLD curriculum features W courses, open exclusively to students in The Women’s College, designed to focus on the expertise and experience of women. Students entering in fall 2019 take […]

Brenau Gospel Experience features variety of musical talents

Alumna Karen Peck Gooch, WC ’81, returned to Brenau University with her group Karen Peck & New River to perform during the Kay and Doug Ivester Endowed Program Series’ Brenau Gospel Experience on March 29-30 in Pearce Auditorium. The group has five consecutive No. 1 songs in Southern gospel music and has received numerous Absolutely […]

Nursing simulation lab completed at Norcross campus

A student uses the simulation lab.

Brenau University completed construction of a state-of-the-art nursing simulation laboratory on its campus in Norcross, Georgia, in February. Program officials say the lab offers future nurses the best possible preparation before they enter the field. The simulation lab is utilized primarily by students in Brenau’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, a 16-month, full-time […]

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