Fall 2021

Brenau signs grant to make scholarship funds available for Mexican students

Brenau University signed a grant agreement with the Government of Mexico on July 22 that will help students of Mexican origin offset tuition costs. This marks the third consecutive year Brenau has received the grant funded via the Institute for Mexicans Abroad scholarship program, or IME Becas. The program was created to support Mexican students […]

Brenau earns Champions of Character Five-Star honor for 12th year in a row

Softball team

For the 12th consecutive year, Brenau University has been named a Champions of Character Five-Star institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Golden Tigers were also one of the 60 schools to achieve silver-level status. The 157 institutions recognized as award winners earned points in character training recognition and promotion, and community service […]

Brenau launches new Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing program

This past spring, Brenau University’s Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing launched a new Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing program. The ELMSN program, based at Brenau’s Norcross campus, held its first classes virtually May 10with on-ground classes beginning May 19. The program gives students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in five […]

Students from Panama learning while exploring

Since arriving at Brenau in April, the first cohort of students in the university’s partnership with Panama’s Institute for the Development of Human Resources have been learning a new language — and not just in the classroom. During their first few months in the U.S., the 16 Panamanian students have taken trips to places such […]

Doing good for others is good for us all

Ashley Carter, director of alumni and constituent engagement. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

“Life’s most urgent question: What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King Jr.  Over the past year and a half, we have all faced new and often unexpected challenges in our daily lives. Everyday routines changed, and we spent more time at home and with our immediate families than ever before. During part […]

Transforming lives at the forefront of all we do

Anne A. Skleder

For 143 years, Brenau University has provided transformative educational experiences for its students, and that effort has continued this fall. I am so proud of our faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication to ensure students were able to safely return to campus and enjoy the benefits of in-person learning. The cyclical nature […]

Margie Gill named interim executive director for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives

Margie Gill has been named the interim executive director for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives at Brenau University for the 2021-2022 academic year. The newly established role reports directly to President Anne Skleder and is based on the recommendations of the university’s Working Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence. While the Working Group […]

A lifetime of service

By Dashiell Coleman Finding a passion and following where it leads. Answering the call for help when it comes. Taking action instead of just hoping for change.  Those may sound like lofty ambitions, but at 102, Brenau alumna Holly Frederick Reynolds, WC ’39, has this advice for anyone pursuing their goals: “Go for it.”  She […]

Reading, writing and a whole lot more

Brenau alumna Autumn Dodson teaches a powerful lesson By Mark Ray Despite the many challenges of the past year, Autumn Dodson, WC ’18, BU ’21, was an unstoppable force. More or less simultaneously, she wrote the dissertation for her Doctor of Education at Brenau University and a children’s book, My Teacher Looks Like Me. Both […]

Nursing programs receive coveted 10-year accreditation

Brenau University has been granted 10-year accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and post-master’s certificate in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner programs. The reaccreditation of the BSN and MSN programs and new accreditation of the post-master’s certificate comes after […]