Fall 2012

Fall 2012

President’s Message Featured Articles Around Campus Articles Communicators Communicator Profiles Sports Alumni Director’s Column In Memory One for the Books Photos Board of Trustees: Peter D. Miller, Chair Philip A. Wilheit Sr., Vice Chair James Anthony Walters, Secretary Carole Ann Carter Daniel, WC ’68, Treasurer Gale Johnson Allen, EWC ’91 Melissa A. Blanchard, A ’88 […]

Passion Player

Mass communication major Katie Barth wants a career in philanthropic service Katie Barth got her first look at Brenau University’s campus before she even started school. “I’d been coming to ballets at Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium since I could walk,” said Barth, who is from Duluth, Ga. “My grandparents liked taking me to ‘The Nutcracker.’” But […]

The Communications Legacy

The Communications Legacy

The verb “to communicate” over the centuries evolved in its most dominant use to mean something a bit one-sided: to impart information. However, trace its roots to the original Latin and the meaning clearly is “to share,” which is more than a strong indication that communication is a two-way street. Certainly that etymology fits with […]

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 […]

Golden Tigers: 2,4,6,8!

Call it coincidence, if you like. But literally a few days after the announcement that department store magnate Ike Belk decided to donate to Brenau the largest bronze sculpture anywhere to represent the university’s Golden Tiger mascot (see artist’s model at right), the Tigers softball and tennis teams capped what can only be classified as […]

The Great Communicator

The Great Communicator John W. Jacobs Jr. launched his media career in the 1930s when he was a boy, publishing a newspaper on the street where he lived. Now, a year after his death, he has ensured that future generations of Brenau students will have technical training and an intellectual foundation to function effectively in the multimedia world. by David Morrison

John W. Jacobs Jr. was well into his late 80s when he bought his first iPhone. Although plenty of stories exist about grandkids’ having to show him how the thing worked, the operative part of the scenario is that Jacobs deliberately acquired the iPhone on his own. And, at a trustees meeting a month or […]

May Day 2012

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Swim team makes big splash with No. 8 national ranking

Coach Blair Bachman, Brenau Swim Team

On the third and final day of the NAIA National Championships in Oklahoma City March 3, the Brenau University swim team made history placing 8th overall. This was, of course, the university’s highest finish in the swimming and diving championships, ending a season in which only five of 18 school swimming records remained unbroken. But […]

In Memory: Fall 2012

Dorothy Aston Bell, WC, ’25, of Oakmont, Calif., died June 5, 2010. Freda Ritz Donovan, A ‘32, of Racine, Wisc., died on May 22. Margaret Brugh Roggow, WC ’34, of Sequim, Wash., died on July 11 (see classnote). Lois Boone Nitzman, WC ’36 of Warren, R.I., died on April 8. Ada Jennings Price, WC ’39, […]

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 […]