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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 […]

New Faces and a New Era

More than 300 new students hailing from 11 states and six countries began classes at Brenau University’s Women’s College this fall. The freshmen make up close to 40 percent of the entire residential student body at Brenau. With a cumulative 3.49 grade point average (out of 4.0) and an average SAT score of 1022 out […]

Now Hear This! Now in Jax!

Outside Views of Brenau's Jacksonville Campus.

Both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education made it official and lifted the strict “Cone of Silence.” Brenau may now begin advertising for, recruiting and enrolling students at its newest location in Jacksonville, Florida, the first out-of-Georgia operation since the early […]

April 2014, Puppy Therapy

Gainesville Students Find Finals Stress Relief With Puppy Therapy The Hall County Animal Shelter brought puppies to Brenau University’s Gainesville campus to provide the students with a stress relief during finals week. For three days during finals week, from 12-2 p.m., students could visit the gazebo near Sorority Circle and relax with a four-legged friend. […]

Bluegrass and Books to Benefit RISE

Jordan Wallace, Bluegrass and Books

“I bet you’ve never heard a drum part played on a banjo,” said Carly Burruss of The Sawnee Mountain Train Wreck before the band broke into a bluegrass cover of Kacey Musgrave’s Smoke. Burruss, a student at Kennesaw State University, Jordan Wallace, a biology senior at Brenau University, and Wallace’s sister Patience Bryant, a local high school […]

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