• Efain Diaz, Derek Segovia and Jesuan Jackson play a clapping game during the 2015 RISE graduation at the Brenau Downtown Center Friday, July 24, 2015.

    Faculty Research Project Highlights Childhood Health Problems, Suggests Solutions

    Gale Starich, dean of the College of Health Sciences, gives a presentation about the RISE Program during the Brenau University Research Symposium. Each spring for the past six years, Brenau students and faculty have showcased the university’s continually growing focus on research at the annual Research Symposium. Dean Gale Starich heads the College of Health [...]
  • Dennis Campay paints in his studio in Jacksonville, Fla. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

    Art.​ ​Art​ ​everywhere.​ Drink​ ​it​ ​in.

    One of the Southeast’s best-kept secrets, Brenau University’s Permanent Collection includes more than 6,500 artworks from artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Jasper Johns, to name a few. The three galleries on the Gainesville historic campus – Sellars Gallery, Castelli Gallery and Presidents Gallery – host exhibitions that change each […]

  • Stefanie Diaz , WC '05 and BU '07, is the founder and CEO of Mastermind Your Launch. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

    Diaz Becomes Business Mastermind

    Stefanie Diaz takes the stage in Pearce Auditorium. She has a tough act to follow, as the student-filled audience is still buzzing from the lively performance by Tau Sigma dancers. Little do they know, Diaz once danced in their shoes. Diaz, founder of the company Mastermind Your Launch, graduated from the Women’s College in 2005 […]

  • Cathy and Pete Miller pose for a portrait on the front lawn of Brenau's Historic Gainesville Campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

    Fun Makes the Difference for Trustee Pete Miller

    Peter D. Miller, the 13-year veteran chair of the Brenau Board of Trustees, started his career in the Georgia banking world in the early 1970s when it was a relationships-based, person-to-person business. Bankers did deals with people they knew virtually on handshakes and promises – letting all the paperwork catch up later. Like the saying […]

  • Frank Norton Jr., chairman and CEO of the Norton Agency, poses for a portrait inside his office. Norton recently joined the Brenau Board of Trustees. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

    Tending the Roots

    Frank Norton Jr. bridges a legacy of art, business and education as a new university trustee Frank Norton Jr. graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology, but he spent most of his 60 years in and around Brenau University. “While my mother has been a longtime member of the Board of Trustees, my grandmother also […]

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Dulcé Sloan, WC '05, laughs backstage at another comedian's joke. Between shows the group of performers told jokes, reminisced about shared experiences and talked of mutual friends. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Killin’ It in Comedy

Comedians often benefit from the cluelessness of others. Some white women have made the unwitting mistake of petting Dulcé Sloan’s Afro. They pay now for their presumptuousness by appearing live on stage as punch lines. “They don’t stay in the perimeter of the Afro and keep it Christian, no,” the wide-eyed Sloan gushes in a […]

U.S. Pacific Fleet Surgeon Capt. Christopher Culp, left, and U.S. 7th Fleet Surgeon Capt. Joel Roos discuss medical requirements with sailors onboard the dock landing ship USS Germantown during an emergency resuscitative surgery system Pacific training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo)

A Tale of Two Surgeons

Only a handful of doctors can be fleet surgeons, the top medical officers over subdivisions of the world's largest navy, overseeing the medical needs of 750,000 sailors, Marines and reservists. Recently, two Brenau alumni served simultaneously as fleets surgeons. Capt. Christopher Culp: On the Move Throughout Chris Culp’s military career, the Navy has moved him [...]
Brenau University occupational therapy graduate student Meredith Burgamy, top, and Shepherd Center occupational therapist Katie Kimball, right, laugh with former patient Toy Wix while practicing techniques to help people living with impairments and disabilities. Wix, injured while working on a construction job site, plans to go to Switzerland soon for a stem cell treatment in hopes of regaining some movement in his hands. (Phil Skinner for Brenau University)

The Best Teachers

Above: Brenau University occupational therapy graduate student Meredith Burgamy, top, and Shepherd Center occupational therapist Katie Kimball, right, laugh with former patient Toy Wix while practicing techniques to help people living with impairments and disabilities. Wix, injured while working on a construction job site, plans to go to Switzerland soon for a stem cell treatment [...]
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