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Brenau Scholar: Esther Sindler

ESTHER SINDLER hesitates when asked to name her hometown. “There are quite a few hometowns,” she says. “Right now we’re in Flintstone, Ga., but that changes frequently.” Esther is the child of two Christian missionaries. She spent nine years of her life in the African city of Dakar, Senegal. “We didn’t live in a hut […]

SGA Mission: Reconnecting with Tradition

Alumni, faculty and other long-term members of the Brenau family recently have raised an alarm that there is a growing disconnect between the current crop of Women’s College students and the many of the traditions that have helped the institution retain its unique character over the past 135 years. However, the 2012-13 executive board of […]

Fountain Blew

In recent years, Brenau Women’s College students partook of the old tradition of celebrating impending nuptials of one of their classmates by tossing the young woman into the front lawn fountain on the historical Gainesville campus. Lately, however, they have had to look first, otherwise they could have treated the bride-to-be to a rather bumpy […]

Grand Plan

Detail of Brenau's new Steinway

A year ago on these pages we announced Brenau’s grand plan to raise $1.5 million to replace worn-out, unserviceable pianos on campus. Today we can say that the fundraising continues, but that the first piano, Number 481, a handmade Steinway & Son’s Model D Concert Grand, arrived on campus Dec. 4 and now resides in Pearce Auditorium. President Ed Schrader announced the instrument’s imminent arrival at a surprise ceremony during the fall trustees’ dinner when he revealed that it would be named for former Executive Vice President Wayne Dempsey, who retired at the end of 2012.

Kings Bay Campus Celebrates 25th Year

Ashley Paulk works at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georiga while studying for her MBA at Brenau University 's Kings Bay Campus.

Brenau University on June 1 celebrated more than a quarter century of operations at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base when it conducted its 25th commencement exercise for undergraduate students on its Kings Bay campus. The university commissioned the program at the behest of the Navy, and about half the members of the student population on […]

May Day 2012

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Trustee Anna Jacobs: Eyes on the Horizon

When time came to pick a replacement of John W. Jacobs Jr. on the Brenau Board of Trustees, the trustees and the Jacobs family made a unanimous choice: Anna Alexander Jacobs, WC ’86. Although the Charlotte, N.C., native married into the Jacobs family, that is a mere technicality. The second-generation Brenau alumna and Alpha Chi […]

Students Present at Research Interior Design Conference

Brenau Interior Design

Cindy Bertoia and LaJuana Gill, students in Brenau’s Master of Fine Arts in interior design program, presented a joint research project during the past academic year at regional Interior Design Educator’s Conference (IDEC) at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. The program, titled “Defining Meaningful Categories of the Body of Knowledge,” traces the expansion in knowledge […]

Brenau’s Online Academics Earn Top 10 Ranking

In U.S. News & World Report’s first comprehensive directory and rankings of online degree programs, several of  Brenau University online graduate and undergraduate studies ranked in the top tier of programs from colleges and universities around the United States, including Top 10 “Honor Roll” status for its online master’s degree-level tracks in the College of […]

Steve McKibbon: Developing Education

As a second-generation Brenau trustee, born and raised in Gainesville, Ga., Steve P. McKibbon says he always knew about the college in his community. His first vivid memory of the educational possibilities available, however, dates to his 14th year when his father, Jack, was still on the board: Steve took scuba diving lessons in the […]

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