Communications All-Stars

Over the years Brenau produced some extraordinary communications either by design – they majored in one of the communications arts, like journalism, broadcasting, mass communications, public relations and English – or by circumstance – their Brenau foundation helped them move easily into professional communications roles. The following catalog also includes some of those on faculty […]

Georgette Babinec “Gigi” Andrews

Front Office Manager Hall County District Attorney Gainesville, Ga. A 1980 summa cum laude Women’s College graduate with a double major in journalism/broadcasting and Alpha Chi Omega member sorority, worked at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce as corporate marketing director, in sales at ATC Cablevision Company and The Gainesville Times, and as co-owner of WDGR […]

Evelyn Asher

Business Services Liaison Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, Boone, N.C. “My current position is all about communication on all levels,” Asher writes of the collaborative effort between Caldwell Community College and the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. The 2004 Brenau graduate with a Master of Business Administration degree and former Brenau employee also […]

Sharon Bare Cook

Vice President and Director of Corporate Communications Federal Home Loan Bank, Atlanta Cook earned an undergraduate degree in public relations at Georgia State University, but completed an M.B.A. online through Brenau in 2002.  In her job she leads communications strategies and programs to support FHLBank Atlanta’s primary business initiatives and key priorities. Cook, who joined FHLBank […]

Samantha Dawkins

Manager of Marketing and Branding Caesars Corporation, Las Vegas, Nev. Dawkins, a 2006 mass communications graduate and Phi Mu member, earlier in her career, worked in marketing at AFLAC in Columbus, Ga., and Kraft Foods. Now she is a rising manager on one of the world’s top casino and entertainment organizations. “I’ve got a passion for […]

Candice Dyer

Writer Cleveland, Ga. You can find numerous samples of Dyer’s work in Brenau Window magazine. But that is not the only place. The 1992 graduate and journalism major started her career in newspapers, but she turned her off-duty hours during the time she spent as a reporter for the Macon Telegraph into a detailed research […]

Ashley Boyce

Operations Coordinator Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta The 2005 Women’s College mass communications and music graduate and Alpha Gamma Delta member seemed to have every kind of student broadcasting job available at Brenau – manager of the TV Station, Cable95, for three years, Operations manager for WBCX-FM for two years and a DJ on the station two years. […]

Aundrea Wilcox

Author and Senior Business Counselor Tennessee Small Business Development Center East Tennessee State University, Kingsport, Tenn. Wilcox, an Evening & Weekend College alumna with a Master of Business Administration, in May published her first book, Startup Savvy: Strategies for Optimizing Small Business Survival and Success. The book is filled with professional advice and tips especially for […]

Jones P. “Jay” Andrews

Director of Broadcasting & Digital Communications Brenau University, Gainesville, Ga. As a Brenau student in the 1970s, Andrews was the first student manager of WBCX-FM, the Brenau-licensed radio station. After a career of more than 30 years in radio in North Georgia and North Carolina, he returned to Brenau to oversee the radio station and help […]

BJ Richardson Williams

News Director, and WDUN Gainesville, Ga. The 1982 graduate who majored in journalism at the Women’s College is the top news executive for Gainesville, Ga.-based Jacobs Media radio, television and Web entities. The Zeta Tau Alpha member enjoyed a distinguished career in Atlanta radio and corporate advertising before assuming the role in January of news […]