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Conversation: Lea Mason, WC ’14

Lea Mason

Hometown: Decatur, Ga.
 Major: Biology
 2013-14 Baxter-Bryan 
Scholar SGA President Q: How did you become interested in biology 
and medicine? A: I have wanted to be a pediatrician since I was a little girl. I have always loved kids, so I knew I wanted to do something around them. My first real hospital experience was […]

The Byronic Woman

People in parts of Africa and the Caribbean believe that coils of hair called dreadlocks, or preferably just “locks,” endow wearers with spiritual strength. For Byronica Banks, a rising junior in the Brenau Women’s College, they make a stylish statement about her already powerful internal resources. “I’ve wanted locks for as long as I could […]

World’s Largest Golden Tiger Sculpture Arrives on Campus

Brenau's new 2,200 pound bronze tiger sculpture is now in place on the Gainesville campus. The tiger was designed by Georgia artist Gregory Johnson and commissioned by Irwin 'Ike' Belk, the North Carolina philanthropist.

Although its creator says he will not claim with certainty that the bronze piece is the largest in the world, one pretty big statue of a golden tiger arrived Friday on the Brenau University campus.

2013 Grad & Undergrad Commencement

Erik Nemecek, center, stands with the rest of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing students as Brenau University President Ed Schrader confers their degree upon them.

World-shaping politics, ‘the best and worst of human behavior,’ means hard-won rights can be easily lost

2013 Women’s College Commencement

Pytron Parker raises her hands as she stands up during the commencement exercises on the front lawn of Brenau University's Gainesville campus. On Friday the graduating 2013 Women's College students walked across the stage and recieved their diplomas in front of faculty and staff, their friends and family.

The former U.S. State Department’s top foreign policy planning expert says that by taking sometimes scary risks of choosing ‘caregiving over breadwinning and love over money’ women might actually be able to have it all.

Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day 2013

May Queen Eleanor Kahn, center, laughs as she sits inbetween Princess Christina Evans, left, and Prince Ty Parker, right, during the May Queen ceremony on the front lawn of Brenau's historic Gainesville campus during the May Day festivities of Alumnae Reunion Weekend Saturday, April 13, 2013.

In a traditional showcase for spring millinery, more than 300 Brenau Women’s College and Brenau Academy alumnae plus families and friends converged on the Brenau University campus Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, the annual day of class reunions and the “May Day” celebration for current students.

Brenau Scholar: Ensley Caldwell

ENSLEY CALDWELL, a theater major from Newnan, Ga., has two main goals in life: to travel and to act. Her adventurous life plan isn’t drawn from any particular role models, she says. “I’m just kind of paving my own way.” Ensley chose Brenau because of its outstanding theater program. “I saw a few shows there, […]

Brenau Scholar: Rachel McFarland

RACHEL MCFARLAND will make good use of her outgoing, laid-back personality as the music teacher she is studying to be and in her very first job, as a waitress at Cheddar’s in Gainesville. Rachel has a no-fail attitude about the challenge of balancing work and school. “It helps to schedule out my whole day to […]

Brenau Scholar: Kassidy Locke

KASSIDY LOCKE was steered toward her goal of studying occupational therapy by doing something that most parents do for their children but hardly any children do for their parents: she watched her dad learn to walk. Kassidy’s father, Tommy, has had a degenerative spine disease since Kassidy was in elementary school. This disease dramatically altered […]

Brenau Scholar: Bailey Hicks

BAILEY HICKS said her friends would probably describe her as a “very quirky” person who doesn’t take herself too seriously, but she can switch her upbeat giggle to a furrowed brow of determination very quickly if the need arises. “I can be serious if I need to be, whether on or off the court,” she […]

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