• 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 Sheehan, 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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Fitness Center Director and Softball Coach Gary Hatfield

Body of Work

A legendary football coach once said that success follows speed. Brenau’s intercollegiate athletes have discovered that good old-fashioned muscle also plays into that equation. At the gym, Lammy Sokunbi, batting spiky eyelash extensions and wearing a flashy headband that restrains an elaborate coil of hair, looks primped just right for her major – fashion design […]

No Exceptions

Brenau Trustee Patty Wolfe, a retired two-star admiral in the U.S. Navy, has a thing or two to say about the recent Pentagon edict that all combat jobs in the military will be open to women. Mainly, she wonders what took so long. By David Morrison Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Patricia E. Wolfe, who […]

Margaret May Franklin House

Early Adopters

One interesting aspect of higher education philanthropy lore is that married couples historically tended to give more to the husband’s alma mater than the wife’s. It has been said that the couple may donate a set of encyclopedias in the wife’s honor to the library at the school she attended, then donate millions of dollars to build the library at […]

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