• 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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Where the World Comes to Play

International student-athletes key to Brenau tennis’ sustained success In 11 seasons at Brenau University, Andre Ferreira has led the Golden Tigers tennis program to 140 victories, eight National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championship appearances and two conference titles with nine All-American honorees. These achievements have propelled Ferreira through the echelons of the NAIA’s coaching elite. […]

Global perspectives

Cultural diversity drives concepts, ideas in interior design program The jump of an eyebrow. The swiftest of smiles. A quiet “ah” that screams success. These “sparks of clarity,” as Michael Kleeman calls them, are the moments the Brenau interior design professor enjoys most when teaching his international students and the culmination of hard work, creativity […]

Building bridges

Rosi Ponce brings world of experience to Brenau’s international endeavors Prior to starting her role as executive director of international strategy and partnerships at Brenau in August 2020, Rosi Ponce spent most of her adulthood living in countries all over the world. Growing up in Panama, Ponce’s interests and views were impacted by protests and […]

Our Shared Future

Preparing Brenau students for the global world at our doorsteps Asign at the Georgia Welcome Center on I-85 that reads, “Georgia Welcomes the World,” serves as a great reminder as Brenau University faculty prepare students to live extraordinary lives, including leading and thriving in a global workplace. The world has indeed come to Georgia. According […]

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