• Itzel Islas smiles while she walks to receive her diploma during the commencement ceremony for the RISE Program on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Fair Street School. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

    RISE Program Continues to be a Summer Success

    Children in the Real Interactive Summer Learning Experience, RISE, program graduated Friday, July 14, at Fair Street International Academy among friends, family and their summer camp teachers. “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with these students the last six weeks,” said Chelsey Brown, WC ’16, one of the leads of the RISE Program. […]

  • Lynn Jones, Qingyuan Julia Zhu and Brenau President Ed Schrader pose for a photo with Zhu's honorable mention from the American Society of Interior Designers

    Brenau student Julia Zhu receives statewide design award

    Qingyuan “Julia” Zhu, a Master of Interior Design student, received an honorable mention for Best Commercial Design Concept for her commercial office studio project in the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers’ Design Excellence Awards. “Her concept guided her design for the 7,000-square-foot facility,” noted Lynn Jones, chair of interior design and […]

  • Brenau Trustee David Seng at home in Dahlonega, Georgia in 2014.

    Brenau mourns passing of former trustee David Seng

    Former Brenau University Trustee David Francis Seng of Dahlonega, Georgia, died at his home July 13 after suffering from pulmonary fibrosis for three years. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Erin McCabe Seng, BU ’93, who also served on the university board; a daughter, Shannon Seng Van Horn; sons, Andrew and Matthew; daughter-in-law […]

  • Brooke Statham, WC '00, 2016 Alumni Reunion Weekend

    Statham named new Alumni board president

    The Brenau Alumni Association is pleased to announce the board’s new president for 2017-18, Brooke Bargeron Statham, WC ’00. Brooke will serve in this role for the next two academic years. Other board members include: W. Carl Blackburn, BU ’94 Christelle Christian, WC ’92 Jennifer Dell, BU ’15 Zoe Scheffrin Durden, WC ’14 Erin Mundy, BU ’95 Susan […]

  • Dr. Warren Jones poses for a photo with Don W. King, professor of English at Montreat College and noted scholar of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, after a question and answer panel for Love Letters to Jack, Love Letters to God: An Exploration of the Works of Joy Davidman & C.S. Lewis. Brenau University has recently acquired a premier collection of titles by and about C.S. Lewis. Presented in honor of Brenau Women’s College alumna, Bobbie Jean Collins Jones, Ph.D., WC '64, the collection was made possible by the generous gifts of her husband, Dr. Warren Jones. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

    C.S. Lewis gift honors Women’s College alumna

    The Brenau Trustee Library recently acquired a premier collection of titles written by and about British writers C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. More than 100 books were donated by Warren Jones, who presented the generous donation in honor of his wife, Bobbie Jean Collins Jones, WC ’64. Jones’ gift also helped fund a two-day symposium, […]

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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, […]

Will Bradley, BU '09, poses for a photo inside Pearce Auditorium. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Humble Nomad

Brenau alum Will Bradley scored what most professional actors would consider plum roles in bicoastal theater productions, feature films and in a recurring role for a popular television series. What he’s learned is this “overnight success” thing in show business sometimes takes years. He paces on stage at Pearce Auditorium. Hands in his pockets, he […]

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