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 […]

Michelle Wiley

Vice President of Membership Gainesville/Hall County Chamber of Commerce Gainesville, Ga.

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 […]

Kimberly Laburda Dotson

Senior Healthcare Pharmaceutical Representative Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Springfield, Mo. From the time she graduated in 2002 as a mass communication major and a member of Alpha Delta Pi until five years, Dotson was a rising star in local television news as a news anchor and reporter. She literally left Brenau with no job prospects and only a […]

Rosanne Chastain Short

Director, Nonresidential Programs & Support Services Brenau University, Gainesville, Ga. Before she graduated from high school, Rosanne Short was on The Today Show with Tom Brokaw. As a student at the Foxfire program in the northeast Georgia mountains, the Cornelia resident had taken photographs that appeared on the cover of one of the nationally renowned Foxfire books, and Brokaw has […]

Adriane Anderson Seymour

Director, Communications and Public Relations Riverside Military Academy Gainesville, Ga. Seymour, who majored in public relations, is a 1987 Women’s College graduate and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. She currently handles public relations activities for the Gainesville prep school that was founded in 1906 by Brenau patriarchs H.J. Pearce and Azor Van Hoose.  Along […]

McKemie Dozier West

Marketing Consultant Gainesville, Ga. West, a 1984 journalism major and member of Alpha Delta Pi currently edits Business Link newsletter and handles marketing and communications services for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. She writes, designs and develops brochures, direct mailings, media advisories and press releases.

Whitney Teal

Producer, Salem Communications (3 radio stations)  Atlanta    

Anne Haarsløv Sodemann

Communications Coordinator, AAK Aarhaus, Denmark The Denmark native spent her freshman year at Brenau (1990-91) as an English and business administration major before returning home to study English and international studies at Aalborg University. She works as communications coordinator for Malmö, Sweden-based AAK (AarhusKarlshamn AB), the world’s leading manufacturer of high value-added specialty vegetable fats – […]

Susan Smiley-Height

Assistant City Editor, Ocala Star-Banner Ocala, Fla. The 1991 Women’s College graduate who majored in journalism and public relations works as an assistant city editor at the Ocala Star-Banner in central Florida, part of the Halifax Media Group. Smiley-Height had previously edited the paper’s magazine, Life in the Heart of Florida. She also was editor of […]

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