Aquarium Williams in graduation regalia kisses child on the cheek

Voices into the world

Brenau recognized 375 graduates, including 100 from The Women’s College, during spring commencement ceremonies May 4-5 on the university’s historic Gainesville campus. The graduating class included 195 undergraduate and 180 graduate degree candidates, who were given a special sendoff by keynote speaker Yahlin Chang, producer and writer on the hit Hulu series The Handmade’s Tale. […]

Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day 2019

Photos by AJ Reynolds and Scott Rogers

Get ’em, Tigers!

Four Brenau University teams won Appalachian Athletic Conference Championships this spring in the university’s second year competing in the conference. The swim team won its second consecutive championship in February, and head coach Nate Rhoades was named AAC Coach of the Year. Top-seeded tennis finished the regular reason with an 8-0 record and won the […]

Faculty, staff, students and friends tour ‘Infinity Mirrors’ exhibit at the High Museum

The big news out of the Atlanta art scene toward the end of 2018 was that the High Museum of Art sold out its advanced tickets for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at a record pace. Thanks to Brenau’s academic affiliate agreement with the High, the university had a limited number of tickets to a special viewing opportunity Jan. 18.

Georgia on Their Minds

Six art and design students from Brenau University recently spent spring break at the historic Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, the summer home of iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe for more than 40 years and the inspiration for many of her paintings.

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

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 [...]
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