• Physician Assistants in masks and face shields gather around display

    Physician Assistant Studies Program welcomes first students to campus

    After years of planning and preparation, Brenau University’s new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program officially launched Jan. 11 as students began classes in the recently renovated Brenau Downtown Center. The latest addition to the Ivester College of Health Sciences’ slate of graduate degree offerings features an inaugural cohort of 33 students from […]

  • Brenau Executive VP and CFO elected to SACSCOC Board

    David Barnett, executive vice president and CFO at Brenau University, is one of the newest members of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees, having been elected during the board’s recent December meeting. The 77-member board oversees the accreditation of colleges within the Southern region, which includes Alabama, […]

  • Science and art take flight in virtual talk

    The Brenau community learned about the relationship between art and science thanks to “The Evolution of Scientific Bird Art with Dr. Michael Stubblefield,” a virtual event held in October. Stubblefield, an avid nature photographer and art collector, presented some images from his art collection depicting the natural world and, more specifically, birds. Originally scheduled to […]

  • People well spaced on a stage.

    Virtual baccalaureate service celebrates 2020 graduates

    To honor the graduates of 2020, Brenau held a virtual baccalaureate ceremony on Dec. 11, in a mostly empty Pearce Auditorium to celebrate the more than 700 new alumni. The baccalaureate ceremony — Brenau’s first since 1994 — was not intended to take the place of commencement, but was instead an opportunity for the university […]

  • Chinese classmates adjust to American life

    While students at Sichuan Modern Art School, in Chengdu, China, Xueyun “Anna” Feng and Junlin “Scott” Wang had thoughts of leaving their home country for college — they just weren’t sure where they would end up. That changed when Brenau University leaders, including Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jim Eck and then-President Ed […]

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‘The right place for us’

Brenau business incubator a hub for COVID testing Nancy Benitez, WC ’17, has seen two sides of the coronavirus. The Women’s College of Brenau University alumna and adjunct professor was hired in mid-May by Pro-GeneX, a Gainesville-based pharmacogenetics company, as a lab technician tasked with testing COVID-19 samples. About a month later, Benitez found out […]

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Two quality education systems

Since 2014, Brenau University has operated successful partnerships with colleges and universities in China. In this story, students and professors from Brenau and its partner institutions dig into the similarities and differences between these two world leaders in higher education. The results are in and clear: Studying alongside peers from another culture jump-starts careers, enhances […]

The head and the heart

Thanks to a burgeoning collection of naturalist artworks, Brenau University connects its students and community to the arts and sciences in new ways   More than 30 years ago, Talladega, Alabama, native William Wood donated a collection of his artwork in honor of his parents to a relatively small, private college in Gainesville, Georgia, not […]

The art of giving

Brenau’s Center for the Arts & Design creating a community of caring Surrounded by a clay menagerie of geometric pottery and chiseled torsos, Huy Chu talks about bowls with an earnest excitement that echoes throughout the dusty ceramics studio in Simmons Visual Arts Center. The bowls — glazed in earthy hues of green, brown and […]

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