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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 […]

The head and the heart

Thanks to a burgeoning collection of naturalist artworks, Brenau University connects its students and community to the arts and sciences in new ways   More than 30 years ago, Talladega, Alabama, native William Wood donated a collection of his artwork in honor of his parents to a relatively small, private college in Gainesville, Georgia, not […]

The art of giving

Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design creating a community of caring Surrounded by a clay menagerie of geometric pottery and chiseled torsos, Huy Chu talks about bowls with an earnest excitement that echoes throughout the dusty ceramics studio in Simmons Visual Arts Center. The bowls — glazed in earthy hues of green, brown and […]

Brenau changes lives for transfer students

At Brenau University, transfer students are given the chance to explore academics and student life in an environment that has plenty of opportunities to create a powerful future for its graduates. In fall 2018, Brenau welcomed its highest number of new transfer students in five years to The Women’s College and Gainesville day program. And […]

President Anne Skleder: focused on students

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Anne Skleder Focused on Students Anne Skleder Focused on Students An unwavering commitment to community, excellence and student success is one of the key traits that fueled the mutual attraction between Brenau’s presidential search committee and Anne Skleder, the 141-year-old university’s newly minted 10th president. Anne Skleder, with a vitae spangled with student-focused initiatives, is […]

Riley’s love of business benefits Brenau

After a successful corporate career that took Gary Riley around the globe and landed him as divisional president of a major multinational corporation, he and his wife, Georgine, decided to retire in Hall County, Georgia. Fortunately for Brenau University, retirement did not mean abandoning his love for all things business. The quintessential Michigander replete as […]

14 Decades of the Women’s College

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The Women’s College of Brenau University may be adding new signature programs, but it is also retaining and supporting its rich 140-year history, legacy and traditions. Take a look back at all 14 decades of Brenau women through these moments captured in the Brenau University Archives.

The ‘new’ Women’s College of Brenau University

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The ‘new’ Women’s College of Brenau University New signature programs will retain and enhance the 140-year legacy of The Women’s College Story by Kristen Bowman | Photos by AJ Reynolds Story by Kristen BowmanPhotos by AJ Reynolds First, some unfinished business It started in the summer of 2017. Brenau University President Ed Schrader was firming […]

Ed Schrader: Legacy of a leader

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Legacy of a Leader Ed Schrader came to Brenau University as president in January 2005 for two simple reasons: a strong appreciation for the university’s rich history and a burning vision for what it could become.This year, he will retire as president. Former President Jimmy Carter, left, discusses his book A Call to Action, which […]

Student Access and Experience Initiative

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Brenau focuses first and always on our students and their personal Brenau experiences. Through the ForeverGold campaign, we have increased scholarship support, expanded hands-on research and provided global opportunities for all students – traditional and nontraditional, graduate and undergraduate, male and female, residential and online.

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