• 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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Twin Therapy

In the Foundations Lab of the occupational therapy program, Morgan Meadows was assigned to do a detailed presentation analyzing another person engaged in a simple, workaday activity. “She was supposed to look at the environment, whether the activity was social or nonsocial, and explain all of the factors involved in the activity,” recalls her instructor, […]

Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Kelley Castlin-Gacutan, or "Dr. G," speaks to a group of JROTC students Friday, April 8, 2016, in Birmingham, Ala. Castlin-Gacutan received a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education from Brenau's Norcross campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Rock Star

Dr. G rides shotgun with her linebacker-like driver at the wheel. We’ve just left the Jackson-Olin High School football stadium at 14th and F in Ensley, where 350 uniformed JROTC cadets passed in review before her, the celebrity dignitary. We’re about to hook a left on 20th Street for a quick run through Tuxedo Junction […]

Joyce Lott, WC '59, right, her husband, Tom, and their dog Chloe pose for a photo inside the church and one-room schoolhouse at the village on their farm in Cleveland, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Buffing History

Brenau Alumna Joyce Lott and her husband Tom believe that sometimes it takes a village to see into the pastoral past. You do not need a time machine to travel into Appalachian farm life, circa 1866. You only need to stroll the grounds of Laurel Heritage Farm, a functional micro-village of 20 historic buildings that […]

Clara Martin’s daughters Mary Helen Martin, WC ’84, Elizabeth Martin Carpenter, WC ’80, and Dorothy “Dottie” Martin Corey, WC ’78, with Martin at the Reunion Weekend celebration of her Brenau legacy. Like other Martin students, they admit their mom’s edict against students’ turning in papers with errors made them better writers and reporters. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

‘Matchmaker’ Clara Martin Created Job-oriented Student Experiences

With steely resolve and nurturing spirit, Clara Martin left a triad of indelible marks on the Brenau landscape and the professional psyches of a generation of students. On top of that, she was a pretty good matchmaker. In three decades at Brenau, she birthed a robust mass communications program and public radio station, both which […]

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