• PA studies program set to begin in January

    Brenau’s new Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program is nearly ready to welcome its first cohort in January 2021. The curriculum is done, faculty have been hired and the PA Department’s renovated space in the Brenau Downtown Center is complete. Incoming students will have a couple of pieces in their program that are […]

  • Ivester gift elevates psychology to a school at Brenau University

    The Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling is the newest addition to Brenau University’s Ivester College of Health Sciences made possible through a generous gift of Doug and Kay Ivester. Thenaming honors a lifelong friend of both Doug and Kay, going back to their days working together at Ernst and Ernst, and […]

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    Professors go the extra mile to support students 8,000 miles away in China

    The partnership between Brenau University and Anhui Normal University in China continues to thrive as about 75 Chinese students are taking Brenau classes from their homes nearly 8,000 miles away from the Gainesville campus. With students logging on for class late at night because of the 12-hour time difference, professors have adapted and used a […]

  • 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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The Second President Pearce

Lucile Townsend Pearce was not the typical Southern belle of the early 1900s. More at home on her horse than at a ball, she was demonstrably uncomfortable with the role society had created for women. Although she never held the top title as the university’s chief executive, she definitely shaped its evolution in the first […]

Mama Makes Up Her Mind

Mama was stubborn. “Set in her ways,” is what country folks call it and boy, was she. When she made up her mind, nothing stopped her, especially when she set her jaw and punctuated her declaration with a firm nod of her head. If she also threw that crooked forefinger in your direction, you knew […]

Twinkle in the Eyes

In 1936 the Gainesville Rotary Club asked local artist and Mark Trail comic strip illustrator Ed Dodd to do some pen and ink drawings of its members. Dodd complied, adding limericks. On the caricature of Hugh Hosch (pronounced like “shush”), owner of a textile mill that made denim clothing, he wrote: “Hugh Hosch had plenty […]

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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 […]

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