• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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Mary Ross, WC ’58, at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion. (Gerry Melendez/For Brenau University)

Mary Ross: The Job of a Lifetime

Volunteering leads to decades of service alongside S.C. governors, their families With a Southern accent worthy of Margaret Mitchell’s Scarlett O’Hara, coupled with a timeless elegance always just beyond Miss O’Hara’s grasp, Mary Ross, WC ’58, worked alongside six governors and their families for three and a half decades at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion. […]

Eli Daniel, a freshman from Locust Grove, Ga., at Pacolet Milliken Field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park Dedicated Amid Record Shattering Softball Season

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park reached completion with the start of 2017 and opened on a sunny February afternoon. The park was dedicated in mid-April, after the Golden Tigers softball team spent the first weeks of its season setting records and exceeding expectations. It’s a whole new ballgame at Brenau. Brenau University junior Mackenzie Oliver […]

Sarah Hubaishi, left, and Simone Lewis get a hug from Kelly Castlin-Gacutan during the 4th Annual Women's Leadership Colloquium on Friday, March 17, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Success Expert Leads All-Star Panel of Women at Leadership Colloquium

Catherine Dixon has seen it all: colossal failure, bland mediocrity and soaring triumph. The principal at ghSMART was keynote speaker for the fourth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium Friday, March 17. The event, organized by Brenau Women’s College, was held in the Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts and featured successful [...]
Brenau Trustee Amy Whitley. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Amy Whitley Uses Diversity, Inclusion Experience in New Role as Brenau Trustee

After 30 years climbing the ranks at UPS, the retired executive plans to share her knowledge and network with young women at Brenau University, finding ways to continue to give back in retirement. Amy Whitley knows the value of hard work. It’s a lesson she learned at 22 years old, when she applied for a […]

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