• Historical notes

    Historical Notes and other treasures from the Brenau University archives Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. “To Our Best Piano Pupil” from 1899 Brenau Bulletin What’s in a name? Though founded in 1878 as the Georgia Baptist Female Seminary, Brenau has never been […]

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    President Anne Skleder: focused on students

    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 […]

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    Year one of the GOLD program

    Year one of the GOLD Program GOLD, one of the new signature programs of the reimagined Women’s College, began this fall at Brenau University. W Courses GOLD curriculum features W courses, open exclusively to students in The Women’s College, designed to focus on the expertise and experience of women. Students entering in fall 2019 take […]

  • Follow-up: Randal Robison, MAT

    In August of 2017 we did a story in the Brenau Window about Randal Robison and his son Nolen. Randal is a retired Army chaplain who was inspired to begin a second career in special education by his experience raising his four children, and especially his son Nolen, who has Down syndrome. On May 5, […]

  • This is how we roll: Claudia Wilburn organizes community colossal prints event

    It was a crisp, clear spring morning as Studio Art Program Director Claudia Wilburn sat perched atop a steamroller – just another day at Brenau. Wilburn and her students organized Brenau University’s first Colossal Prints event on March 23 along Brenau’s Green Street side of the Gainesville campus, outside the John W. Jacobs Jr. Business […]

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The New Normal

This October marks the 31st anniversary of a significant milestone in the Brenau University demographic history. That is when institution officials reported that the enrollment in Brenau Women’s College was 824 students. However, the enrollment in what was then known as the “evening and weekend” program was 920 – the first time the latter number exceeded […]

Brenau Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President David Barnett

Walking Boss

Throughout his career Brenau Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President David Barnett has addressed needs of nontraditional students. He now oversees the biggest expansion project the university has seen in decades: the $6.7 million development of the Downtown Center. But what often keeps him awake nights is a leaky roof. At his home in […]

Perhaps Brenau's most visible face in the past two years, 2013 graduate Erik Nemecek connected the dots between Marine, cop, fireman, EMT, carpenter, welder, husband, father, matchmaker and motorbike wanderer to a degree in nursing and a future doing what he's always done best: helping other people.

Semper Fi

Three years before that winter’s night on the mean streets of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1998, police officer Erik Nemecek, fresh out of training, squeezed all the slack off the trigger with the hammer cocked half-way back. At the last minute, however, he quickly holstered his weapon and body tackled the suspect who had been refusing […]

Miss Brenau Contest Turns 75

“Miss Brenau,” in all of her well-groomed incarnations over the past 75 years, could illustrate a timeline of how women’s roles in society have changed, along with their hairstyles and hemlines.

She first bounded on to the campus lawn as an Olympian “goddess” and then became a “beauty queen” and a “pageant winner” before her current reign, in snappy business attire, over what is now termed a “scholarship competition.”

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