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Alumnae Reunion Weekend 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2018 Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day celebration April 13-14, 2018. It’s always a joy to have our alumnae come home again to visit.

May Day 2018

Amid beautiful weather and returning alumnae Brenau University celebrated another Class Day and May Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Members of the first cohort of the 2+2 partnership between Anhui Normal University and Brenau University smile with their diplomas following the 2018 Spring Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 5, on Brenau University’s historic Gainesville campus. (Nick Bowman for Brenau University)

Brenau Graduates First 2+2 Students

Brenau University is proud to graduate our first group of 2+2 students from Anhui Normal University in Wuhu, China! We are proud of you and the work you’ve done and grateful to share your friendship and perspective. Congratulations Anhui Normal/Brenau class of 2018! Read more about our 2+2 agreement and the class of 2018 graduation […]

2018 Women’s College Commencement

Congratulations to the Brenau University Women’s College Class of 2018! We are immensely proud of you and can’t wait to hear from you as you make your way in the world and leave your legacy. You can read the full press release about the two 2018 Brenau commencement ceremonies at on brenau.edu.

2018 Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement

Congratulations to all of our 2018 graduate and undergraduate students who received their degrees May 5, 2018. We’re incredibly proud of our graduates and we know you’ll make this world a brighter, better place. We’re proud to call you Brenau University Alumni. This was a big year for the whole Brenau family. We graduated our […]

This is how we roll: Claudia Wilburn organizes community colossal prints event

It was a crisp, clear spring morning as Studio Art Program Director Claudia Wilburn sat perched atop a steamroller – just another day at Brenau. Wilburn and her students organized Brenau University’s first Colossal Prints event on March 23 along Brenau’s Green Street side of the Gainesville campus, outside the John W. Jacobs Jr. Business […]

Brenau’s Best: Favorites from the Permanent Art Collection

What began as a single still-life painting in 1986, the Brenau Permanent Art Collection has blossomed into more than 6,500 individual artworks, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations. One of the largest privately owned art collections in the Southeast, it is displayed in the university’s four galleries – the Sellars Gallery, the Presidents Gallery, the [...]

The Brenau Collaborative

The Brenau Collaborative, which includes the Senior Projects and Portfolios Exhibition, the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition and the Student Fashion Show, occurs during Alumnae Reunion Weekend. This year, the Design Show featured drawings, interior design projects, digital photography, printmaking and graphic design projects in the Presidents Gallery. The Senior Projects and Portfolio Exhibition in the Sellars […]

Fashion, film and a flair for the dramatics

With alumnae in the industry like Janie Bryant, Emmy Award winner for her work on the HBO series Deadwood and three-time nominee for her work on AMC’s Mad Men, and Antonina Lerch, who worked on Showtime’s popular Dexter and the 2009 Star Trek reboot, Brenau University has built a legacy in costume design. Now, it [...]
Attendees gather on the Wilkes Lawn for homecoming celebrations at Brenau University. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

2017 Alumni Awards & Homecoming

Eight outstanding alumni were honored during Brenau University’s fall Homecoming Weekend on Sept. 29-30. They include: COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD Michele Hood, BU ’12 PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Amber Simmons, WC ’03 SERVICE TO BRENAU AWARD Terry Capers, BU ’14 ACADEMY ALUMNA OF THE YEAR AWARD Sherrie Devries, A ’59, WC ’60 YOUNG ALUMNA AWARD Stefanie Diaz, WC ’05 [...]
Mason Garland works to place a cover slip on a slide during a research project for Dr. Jessi Shrout, assistant professor of biology, and Dr. Heather Ross, associate professor of physical therapy, studying rat brains that have been carefully frozen and preserved for the purpose of studying the effects of stem cells in repairing brain tissue and subsequent function. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Slice of Life: Brenau Makes its Mark in Stem Cell Research

Heather Ross is Brenau’s resident expert on neuroregeneration and neural injury. For years, she has been working on stem cell and rehabilitation research that is instrumental to her students and the field of research. Now partnered with certified cytotechnologist Jessi Shrout on a study of stem cells in rat brains, Ross is continuing a five-year […]

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. […]

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