• MLK Convocation 2022

    Creating lasting change together

    By Margie Gill, BU ’10 Dr. Margie Gill is an associate professor of psychology and Brenau’s interim executive director for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives. She graduated cum laude from Georgia Gwinnett College in 2008 with a B.S. in psychology and received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Brenau, where she received the […]

  • The Brenau woman sculpture near Pearce Auditorium

    Planning with purpose

    Planning ahead is vital for the success of any business or organization, but what makes that roadmap to the future strategic? According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “strategic,” is an adjective that means “relating to the identification of long-term or overall aims and interests and the means of achieving them.” “Plan” is a noun defined […]

  • A vision realized: Brenau Downtown Campus takes shape with Renaissance expansion

    Brenau University is expanding its footprint in downtown Gainesville to coalesce into a true downtown campus location focused on health sciences. The university’s revitalization of the former Georgia Mountains Center and the addition of the Gainesville Renaissance are changing the look of downtown. Brenau’s expansion in a prime location contiguous to the Brenau Downtown Center […]

  • ‘Passion and talent’: Thompson family donates extensive art collection to Brenau

    The estate of Claire Thompson, who died in September 2021, has donated an extensive collection of work by her late husband, William J. Thompson, to Brenau University Galleries.  The Thompson collection, valued at more that $270,000, consists of 68 works by the renowned sculptor and printmaker that span the artist’s career from the 1950s to […]

  • Brenau President Anne Skleder, Pete and Cathy Miller, and students

    Expanding international efforts: Brenau establishes Miller Institute for Global Education

    Brenau University has established the Miller Institute for Global Education to guide its internationalization plans that aim to increase students’ global awareness, an initiative key to the university’s mission and its strategic plan. The institute is funded by an estate gift from Pete Miller, who has been a Brenau trustee since 1998, and his wife, […]

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Jessica Fowler, a senior nursing student from Orlando, Fla., right, and Marissa Galan, a senior nursing student from Atlanta, Ga., work with an iStan in the Brenau University Nursing Simulation Lab on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Simulation​ ​Experiences​ ​Enhance​ ​Nursing​ ​Education

Dreams can come true. Just ask Brenau University senior nursing student Marissa Galan. She’ll tell you that dreams come true with a lot of compassion, determination and practice – lots of practice. The Atlanta native attributes her academic success and professional preparedness to the caring faculty of Brenau’s Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing and […]

Debra Dobkins, dean of The Women's College, poses with magazines created over the last 16 years by her students.The students spend three weeks refining literary critiques from throughout the semester, conceptualizing and designing a magazine as a class. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Dean​ ​Debra​ ​Dobkins​ ​Gives​ ​Students Invaluable​ ​Lessons​ ​with​ ​Published​ ​Works

Dean Debra Dobkins Gives Students Invaluable Lessons with Published Works The sky darkened, sirens could be heard all over Gainesville, and Brenau students received an emergency text message directing them to the nearest tornado shelter. The timing could not have been worse for Debra Dobkins’ students, who were sweating a strict deadline for their labor-intensive, […]

Will Bradley, BU '09, poses for a photo inside Pearce Auditorium. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Humble Nomad

Brenau alum Will Bradley scored what most professional actors would consider plum roles in bicoastal theater productions, feature films and in a recurring role for a popular television series. What he’s learned is this “overnight success” thing in show business sometimes takes years. He paces on stage at Pearce Auditorium. Hands in his pockets, he […]

Gloria Clark, a sophomore legal studies and conflict resolution major, works on Spanish with her tutor Amy Hernandez at the Learning Center. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

An Academic Assist

Since 1983, Brenau University’s Learning Center has helped students with learning disabilities and other disorders achieve success in and out of the classroom. Under the direction, most of that time, of Brenau’s longest-serving faculty member Dr. Vincent Yamilkoski, the center typifies the open and accessible, one-on-one, superior education for which Brenau is known. By Kristen […]

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