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Brenau's new residence hall for upperclassman students.

New Hall to Call Home

A $3.3 million, three-story residence hall situated along Prior Street on Brenau’s Gainesville campus opened in fall 2016, housing more than 70 upper-level students. The construction project was in the planning stages for some time and marked the end of a $6.5 million ForeverGold improvement project, which began in 2014 and included construction of four new […]

Brenau President Ed Schrader moderates while Kristen Soltis Anderson, a Republican pollster and strategist, , left, and Maria Teresa Kumar, Democratic commentator and CEO of Voto Latino, discuss political issues during Beyond the Talking Points: What Election 2016 Really Means to Women. The discussion was a part of the Douglas and Kay Ivester Programming Series at the university. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)Beyond the Talking Points: What Election 2016 Really Means to Women. The discussion was a part of the Douglas and Kay Ivester Programming Series at the university. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Election Takes Center Stage at Brenau

In the tensest moments of the 2016 presidential election, two national political experts with diverse points of view agreed: Donald Trump was unlikely to win the presidency. Republican pollster and strategist Kristen Soltis Anderson, co-founder and partner at Echelon Insights, and Democratic organizer and commentator Maria Teresa Kumar, CEO of Voto Latino, were part of […]

Diana Eden takes measurements on Brandon Thompson during The Art of Costume Design workshop presented by Diana Eden. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

A Feel for Design

A decade ago, Antonina Grib Lerch, WC ’03, thanked her mentor in Hollywood’s costume design industry for her tutelage, her guidance and for providing a roof over her head. Lerch asked the renowned costume designer and Emmy Award nominee, Diana Eden, how she could ever repay her. “Her answer was very simple,” says Lerch. “Just […]

A gathering of all participants and Drs. Kenneth and Mary Lou Frank from Brenau are on the back row

Finding Peace When There Is No Peace

Brenau Professors Kenneth Frank, J.D., who heads the university’s conflict resolution and legal studies program, and Mary Lou Frank, Ph.D. in psychology, traveled to Greece in May to do training for and judge at a tournament for the world’s largest student mediation organization. The experience provided them with an eye-opening view into the seemingly unending chaos […]

Brenau University occupational therapy graduate student Meredith Burgamy, top, and Shepherd Center occupational therapist Katie Kimball, right, laugh with former patient Toy Wix while practicing techniques to help people living with impairments and disabilities. Wix, injured while working on a construction job site, plans to go to Switzerland soon for a stem cell treatment in hopes of regaining some movement in his hands. (Phil Skinner for Brenau University)

The Best Teachers

Above: Brenau University occupational therapy graduate student Meredith Burgamy, top, and Shepherd Center occupational therapist Katie Kimball, right, laugh with former patient Toy Wix while practicing techniques to help people living with impairments and disabilities. Wix, injured while working on a construction job site, plans to go to Switzerland soon for a stem cell treatment [...]
A sign welcomes alumnae to the Champagne Brunch during Alumnae Reunion Weekend. (Barry Williams for Brenau University)

2016 Alumni Award Winners

Established in 1989 to recognize three traditional-aged Women’s College alumnae who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in business, continuing education and leadership.

Annie B. Andrews, retired Rear Admiral in the United States Navy and Assistant Administrator for Human Resources Management with the Federal Aviation Administration, delivers the commencement address during The Women's College Commencement on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

2016 Women’s College Commencement

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews told the 2016 Brenau Women’s College graduating class to aim high in their professional aspirations.

Winter Cardwell, who received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, greets family and friends while during the processional during the Brenau University Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement on Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews charged Brenau graduates Saturday to never let fear of the unknown stop them from following dreams.

Dr. Sara Propes is hooded for an Occupational Therapy Doctorate by Gale Starich, dean of the College of Health Sciences, and Barbara Schell, associate dean of the College of Health Sciences, during the Brenau University College of Health Sciences Graduate Hooding Ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2016. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

2016 Health Sciences Hooding Ceremony

Photos from the Brenau University College of Health Science 2016 hooding ceremony held May 5, 2016.

Meg Bronaugh wears 'Class of 2016' sunglasses during the Brenau University School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Pearce Auditorium in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

2016 School of Nursing Pinning

Photos of the Brenau University School of Nursing 2016 pinning ceremony held May 5, 2016.

Emily Burgess, an organizational leadership major, center, smiles after being crowned by Dana Cole, a biology major, during the Brenau University Alumnae Reunion Weekend on Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day, 2016

Hundreds of Women’s College graduates returned to Brenau’s Gainesville campus for Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day festivities April 15-16.

Friends and family of graduates take to the front lawn on Brenau's historic Gainesville campus for photos after the first winter graduate commencement at the school.

’Tis the Season … for Diplomas!

Brenau awarded 455 undergraduate and graduate diplomas at the institution’s first winter commencement exercises in its 137-year history.

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