• 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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The ‘new’ Women’s College of Brenau University

The ‘new’ Women’s College of Brenau University New signature programs will retain and enhance the 140-year legacy of The Women’s College Story by Kristen Bowman | Photos by AJ Reynolds Story by Kristen BowmanPhotos by AJ Reynolds First, some unfinished business It started in the summer of 2017. Brenau University President Ed Schrader was firming […]

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Ed Schrader: Legacy of a leader

Legacy of a Leader Ed Schrader came to Brenau University as president in January 2005 for two simple reasons: a strong appreciation for the university’s rich history and a burning vision for what it could become.This year, he will retire as president. Former President Jimmy Carter, left, discusses his book A Call to Action, which […]

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Student Access and Experience Initiative

Brenau focuses first and always on our students and their personal Brenau experiences. Through the ForeverGold campaign, we have increased scholarship support, expanded hands-on research and provided global opportunities for all students – traditional and nontraditional, graduate and undergraduate, male and female, residential and online.

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Women’s Education Initiative

Research clearly demonstrates the continued value of women’s colleges. Alumnae of women’s colleges are more likely than their peers to earn advanced degrees, become CEOs, run for elected office or own their own business. Women’s college alumnae also report higher levels of self-confidence, engagement in critical thinking and overall satisfaction with their college experiences. We have enhanced the Brenau Women’s College by raising $6.8 million for priorities that emphasize leadership and the residential experience for our female undergraduate students.

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