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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 […]

Haley Bartoletta awarded 2021-22 Baxter-Bryan Scholarship

Haley Bartoletta

This past April, Haley Bartoletta was named the 2021-22 recipient of the Baxter-Bryan Scholarship, Brenau University’s highest academic honor. The mass communication major from Jefferson, Georgia, was among five students from The Women’s College of Brenau University who were nominated for the award. The scholarship, which covers tuition, room and board for the student’s senior […]

Practicing for her people

Alumna Marshirl Locklear serving the Lumbee Tribe one patient at a time By Mark Ray Robeson County, North Carolina, ranks dead last among the Tar Heel State’s 100 counties for health outcomes and health factors like smoking and obesity. Diabetes, cancer, poverty and a lack of local medical specialists make it hard for the rural […]

Giving peace a chance

Brenau’s mediation leaders awarded honorary doctorates from Tbilisi, Georgia, university By Dashiell Coleman In March 2020, Brenau University’s Ken and Mary Lou Frank were in Chicago doing what they do best: helping guide the world’s future peacemakers.  Ken Frank, director of Brenau’s Conflict Resolution & Legal Studies program, and wife Mary Lou Frank, adjunct instructor […]

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 […]

On the front lines of mental health

When Anjana Freeman, BU ’06, saw that the Gainesville Police Department was hiring a mental health clinician, the Brenau University alumna and adjunct professor of psychology said it was like the universe was sending her an invitation to do what she was meant to do. When Freeman was growing up, her mother had a mental […]

Living and learning

Brenau students a big part of Champions Place success Over the past year, occupational therapy students in Brenau University’s Ivester College of Health Sciences have been getting hands-on experience thanks to a partnership with Champions Place, an accessible residence where physically challenged young adults can live independently.  The partnership began after Windy Cruz, adjunct instructor […]

First Executive Women’s MBA cohort completes program

After 20 months, 10 courses, three residencies and countless hours of studying, the first cohort of the Executive Women’s Master of Business Administration program in The Women’s College of Brenau University finished in August with a residency in Atlanta and Gainesville. During the residency, the women were able to meet with female vineyard owners, directors […]

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