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Michelle Gray Haywood on ‘Being First’

Michelle Gray pictured as a freshman in the 1973 Brenau Bubbles yearbook.

Former history instructor Charles H. “Trey” Wilson reflects that, when he first taught at Brenau Women’s College in 2006, the makeup of his inaugural class represented the greatest diversity he had experienced in his academic career – 35 students: 11 African-American, two Hispanic, one from Zimbabwe, two in wheelchairs. Things were different three decades earlier […]

Creature Comforts

Art created by Christopher Cobb, grandson of Ty Cobb, on display in the new Brenau residence hall. The art was donated by Dr. John Burd and Tom Paris. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Students who occupy the new Women’s College general residence hall this fall will be surrounded works of art whose creator has an interesting backstory: a baseball bearing his signature sold on e-Bay for $33.95. Although the artist never played professional baseball, his grandfather certainly did. The collectible ball’s inscription reads: “Christopher Cobb. Ty Cobb’s grandson.” Grandfather […]

Brenau Art Emphasis Held ‘in High Regard’

Dimond Leslie, a senior studio art major, looks at the paintings "Man at a Table" by Robert LaHotan, left, and "Self Portrait" by John Heliker, right, on display on April 13, 2016. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau/University)
Patrons look at the work oh John Heliker during the opening of "The Order of Things" in the Sellars Gallery on Brenau's historic Gainesville campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University) Last fall, Brenau Galleries put on one of the several exhibitions it does each year on campus, but this one was a retrospective of the remarkable career [...]

Growing Need

Graduate psychology students at the clinic in Norcross gain clinical experience by lending a hand to children in need through the newly established Brenau Center for Counseling & Psychological Services. Although the clinic serves patients of all ages, a large segment of the clientele are children with learning and behavioral disorders. The second-year clinical counseling […]

Striking Colors at Kings Bay

Brenau University Kings Bay Campus

Usually when you leave a military post after close to 30 years of service, there is some kind of changing-of-the-guard ceremony. However, when the U.S. Navy last year changed its regulations governing colleges and universities authorized to operate on bases, it eliminated about 40 smaller schools. One of them, Brenau, saw no choice but to […]

Home, Sweet Home

Alpha Delta Pi Sisters Sara Jane Bowers, from left, Cassidy Collier, Jan Maisch, international vice president of collegiate membership, Carole Ann Daniel, a Brenau Trustee and past Lambda President, Katelyn Brown, Maggie Griffin and Kelley Robertson, the Lambda Chapter's advisor, cut the ribbon on the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house during the Brenau University Alumnae Reunion Weekend on Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

When the Lambda Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi hosted the dedication for its new sorority house during Women’s College reunion weekend April 16, residents were wrapping up their first year in the new digs. They also were showing off some generosity of their older sisters who wanted to make certain the younger members enjoyed the […]

Stories We Wear

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By James Swift In late 2015 senior English major Tahimi Perez-Borroto’s keen eye for style and skill for visual and verbal storytelling earned her an internship with College Fashionista, a New York-based web publication that profiles campus trends around the globe. Some may look at Brenau Women’s College students and see simply an eclectic mix […]

Strength through Adversity

An Evening with Georgia Author of the Year Carolyn Curry, Feb. 23, 2016 By Alison Reeger Cook By basic arithmetic, Gertrude Clanton Thomas, the daughter of a wealthy, aristocratic antebellum Georgia plantation baron, would have been about the same age as the quintessential Southern belle, Scarlett O’Hara, the fictional daughter of a wealthy, aristocratic antebellum Georgia plantation baron. Indeed, Margaret […]

Priceless Gift

Sarah Ailene Wahl, WC ’50, of Tampa, Florida, gifted $67,000 in furnishings to the new home for Alpha Delta Pi in memory of her daughter, Ceslie Alliene Schroder, WC ’83, who died in 2013. Both mother and daughter served as president of Lambda Chapter of ADPi, Brenau’s oldest sorority. The portrait depicts Ceslie at 10, the year she sang on the steps of the old sorority house I Want to be an ADPi.

A Women’s College alumna’s generous gift to Alpha Delta Pi isn’t just a display of sororal pride. It’s also an enduring testament of a mother’s love for her daughter. After graduating from Brenau Women’s College, Sarah Wahl, WC ’50, returned to her hometown in Tampa, Florida, where her parents ran a clothing store. She became […]

Building a Bigger, Better Quad

Ongoing redevelopment is transforming the campus green into a more active, yet intimate, space for students and faculty alike. With the construction of four new sorority houses and an all new residential campus hall along Prior Street comes another development for Brenau: a 31,000-square-foot, fully renovated greenspace. The $200,000 project includes an expanded and freshly […]

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