• Efain Diaz, Derek Segovia and Jesuan Jackson play a clapping game during the 2015 RISE graduation at the Brenau Downtown Center Friday, July 24, 2015.

    Faculty Research Project Highlights Childhood Health Problems, Suggests Solutions

    Gale Starich, dean of the College of Health Sciences, gives a presentation about the RISE Program during the Brenau University Research Symposium. Each spring for the past six years, Brenau students and faculty have showcased the university’s continually growing focus on research at the annual Research Symposium. Dean Gale Starich heads the College of Health [...]
  • Dennis Campay paints in his studio in Jacksonville, Fla. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

    Art.​ ​Art​ ​everywhere.​ Drink​ ​it​ ​in.

    One of the Southeast’s best-kept secrets, Brenau University’s Permanent Collection includes more than 6,500 artworks from artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Jasper Johns, to name a few. The three galleries on the Gainesville historic campus – Sellars Gallery, Castelli Gallery and Presidents Gallery – host exhibitions that change each […]

  • Stefanie Diaz , WC '05 and BU '07, is the founder and CEO of Mastermind Your Launch. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

    Diaz Becomes Business Mastermind

    Stefanie Diaz takes the stage in Pearce Auditorium. She has a tough act to follow, as the student-filled audience is still buzzing from the lively performance by Tau Sigma dancers. Little do they know, Diaz once danced in their shoes. Diaz, founder of the company Mastermind Your Launch, graduated from the Women’s College in 2005 […]

  • Cathy and Pete Miller pose for a portrait on the front lawn of Brenau's Historic Gainesville Campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

    Fun Makes the Difference for Trustee Pete Miller

    Peter D. Miller, the 13-year veteran chair of the Brenau Board of Trustees, started his career in the Georgia banking world in the early 1970s when it was a relationships-based, person-to-person business. Bankers did deals with people they knew virtually on handshakes and promises – letting all the paperwork catch up later. Like the saying […]

  • Frank Norton Jr., chairman and CEO of the Norton Agency, poses for a portrait inside his office. Norton recently joined the Brenau Board of Trustees. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

    Tending the Roots

    Frank Norton Jr. bridges a legacy of art, business and education as a new university trustee Frank Norton Jr. graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology, but he spent most of his 60 years in and around Brenau University. “While my mother has been a longtime member of the Board of Trustees, my grandmother also […]

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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 […]

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, […]

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