• 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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Healing Arts

If you believe it is just a coincidence that one of the icons of the health care professions, Florence Nightingale, shares a name with a songbird, Brenau music professor Barbara Steinhaus suggests you may want to rethink your position. Dr. Barbara Steinhaus once visited a hospital patient who was recovering from a tracheotomy and suffering […]

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ForeverGold

More than a year into the largest fundraising initiative in Brenau history, the ForeverGold campaign has exceeded 63% of its $40 million goal. How did we get to this point, and where do we go from here? The news was not merely good. It was great. Brenau University President Ed Schrader and members of the […]

Dana Barr

The ‘Very’ Quotable Dr. Dana Barr

Reuters this year declared Dana Boyd Barr one of the most quoted environmental scientists in the world because of her expertise in global public health issues. On a late afternoon at the end of August, the Emory University campus in Atlanta has that new-school-year buzz of excitement. Shiny blue and gold balloons deck the main […]

Lighting A Candle

Lighting a Candle

America faces a shortage of health care professionals across the board. Nowhere is the problem more pronounced than in the rural south. Brenau nursing practice graduate Myron Faircloth is doing something about it. THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES estimates that by 2020, there will be a shortage of 45,000 primary care physicians with demand […]

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