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Where the World Comes to Play

International student-athletes key to Brenau tennis’ sustained success In 11 seasons at Brenau University, Andre Ferreira has led the Golden Tigers tennis program to 140 victories, eight National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship appearances and two conference titles with nine All-American honorees. These achievements have propelled Ferreira through the echelons of the NAIA’s coaching elite. […]

Global perspectives

Cultural diversity drives concepts, ideas in interior design program The jump of an eyebrow. The swiftest of smiles. A quiet “ah” that screams success. These “sparks of clarity,” as Michael Kleeman calls them, are the moments the Brenau interior design professor enjoys most when teaching his international students and the culmination of hard work, creativity […]

Building bridges

Rosi Ponce brings world of experience to Brenau’s international endeavors Prior to starting her role as executive director of international strategy and partnerships at Brenau in August 2020, Rosi Ponce spent most of her adulthood living in countries all over the world. Growing up in Panama, Ponce’s interests and views were impacted by protests and […]

Our Shared Future

Preparing Brenau students for the global world at our doorsteps Asign at the Georgia Welcome Center on I-85 that reads, “Georgia Welcomes the World,” serves as a great reminder as Brenau University faculty prepare students to live extraordinary lives, including leading and thriving in a global workplace. The world has indeed come to Georgia. According […]

Skleder appoints Working Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

For more information about the Working Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence please contact email them at diversity@brenau.edu. Brenau University is taking tangible steps to ensure it becomes a leader in diversity, equity and inclusive excellence. During the tumultuous days of last summer as the country was reeling from the senseless deaths of George […]

Innovation in Education

Entrepreneurial spirit guides Brenau’s board chair By Ben McDade As one of the principal partners of a thriving business, new Brenau University Board of Trustees Chair Mike Smith understands the rewards of taking a chance and managing risks and says those same dynamics are at play every day at Brenau. Smith is president of SteelCell, […]

A Legacy of Leadership and Service

Woman and man in front of Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium

Have passion for the mission. Be knowledgeable. Do your homework. Ask the right questions. Stay involved and keep your fingernails dirty. These are some of the valuable lessons longtime Brenau trustee and former board chair Pete Miller says he has learned over his 20-plus years on the board — 16 of them as chair — […]

First Class

Women stand side-by-side with arms in front of them to create equals sign.

Executive Women’s MBA students find friendship, support through the program As the Executive Women’s Master of Business Administration at The Women’s College of Brenau University wraps up its inaugural year this fall, the trailblazing women in the program’s first cohort already know they have made lifelong friends. The catalyst for those friendships came during the […]

‘The right place for us’

Brenau business incubator a hub for COVID testing Nancy Benitez, WC ’17, has seen two sides of the coronavirus. The Women’s College of Brenau University alumna and adjunct professor was hired in mid-May by Pro-GeneX, a Gainesville-based pharmacogenetics company, as a lab technician tasked with testing COVID-19 samples. About a month later, Benitez found out […]

Two quality education systems

Students at graduation

Since 2014, Brenau University has operated successful partnerships with colleges and universities in China. In this story, students and professors from Brenau and its partner institutions dig into the similarities and differences between these two world leaders in higher education. The results are in and clear: Studying alongside peers from another culture jump-starts careers, enhances […]

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