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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. […]

Eli Daniel, a freshman from Locust Grove, Ga., at Pacolet Milliken Field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park Dedicated Amid Record Shattering Softball Season

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park reached completion with the start of 2017 and opened on a sunny February afternoon. The park was dedicated in mid-April, after the Golden Tigers softball team spent the first weeks of its season setting records and exceeding expectations. It’s a whole new ballgame at Brenau. Brenau University junior Mackenzie Oliver […]

Nita Tammarine reacts as she crosses the finish line during the Dempsey Dash 5K, a race celebrating the memory of Brenau's longtime Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, on Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K Celebrates Esteemed Former Brenau Executive

A beloved member of the Brenau family was remembered at the inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K on March 10. The event celebrated the life of longtime Brenau Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, who died in 2014. Proceeds benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides assistance for students seeking a better life […]

Cynthia Fuller Jackson receives an Outstanding Alumni Award during the 2017 Alumnae Reunion Weekend at Brenau University, Saturday, April 08, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark for Brenau University)

2017 Alumni Awards Winners

Brenau University honored 13 outstanding alumni during the 2017 Alumnae Reunion Weekend on April 7-8. The women – among them a stand-up comic, a senior manager at Coca-Cola, an award-winning film director and a second-generation chiropractor – were recognized for their many personal accomplishments, contributions to their local communities and leadership roles in their chosen [...]
Paige Houseman, WC '66, gets a hug from Judy Davis Alexander, WC '67, before the dinner for the dinner for the 50th anniversary with the Brenau Trustees. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day 2017

Even on a Chilly Early April Morning, Brenau Alumnae Warm at Traditional ‘May Day’ Reunion Photos by AJ Reynolds and John Roark More than 200 Brenau University Women’s College alumnae returned to their historic campus this weekend to keep alive the tradition that dates to the early days of the 139-year-old institution of celebrating May […]

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