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Autumn Zhao with the Abbot of the Buddhist temple she is helping to build near her hometown in China.

Autumn Zhao Builds for the Future by Discovering the Past

With her Brenau degrees, Autumn Zhao returned to China to help build a new Buddhist temple as the government relaxes restrictions on religious practices.

Building a Bigger, Better Quad

Ongoing redevelopment is transforming the campus green into a more active, yet intimate, space for students and faculty alike. With the construction of four new sorority houses and an all new residential campus hall along Prior Street comes another development for Brenau: a 31,000-square-foot, fully renovated greenspace. The $200,000 project includes an expanded and freshly […]

From Lake Lanier to the Yangtze River

Longtime Brenau professors Dr. Bryan Sorohan and Dr. Eugene Williams had an opportunity to visit one of the most prestigious colleges in China earlier this year. Under Brenau’s ‘two plus two’ partnership program with Anhui Normal University, more faculty and students – on and off campus – are set for similar international learning experiences. The […]

New Faces and a New Era

More than 300 new students hailing from 11 states and six countries began classes at Brenau University’s Women’s College this fall. The freshmen make up close to 40 percent of the entire residential student body at Brenau. With a cumulative 3.49 grade point average (out of 4.0) and an average SAT score of 1022 out […]

Outside Views of Brenau's Jacksonville Campus.

Brenau-In-Jax: ‘A Natural Fit’

Some of the most prominent and most visible names in Florida’s largest city also show up on Brenau University’s alumni rolls. When Brenau staged an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony  Sept. 1 at its new facility on the booming south side of Florida’s largest city, Jacksonville City Council President Greg Anderson, in his official remarks, […]

Let’s Do The Numbers

John Cleveland spends his days examining troves of data, which he applies to his studied economic principles to make decisions managing his family investments. He knows from firsthand experience that investments in a community and a university pay big dividends. By David Morrison A few days before the Federal Reserve Bank would make its long-awaited […]

The Storyteller

At the grand opening of Brenau’s Florida campus, Brenau President Ed Schrader announced that Dennis Campay, whose paintings appear there and elsewhere on Brenau campuses, had been appointed the university’s first Master Artist. Not bad for a guy who technically did not start working as a “professional artist” until he was 42. In Jacksonville, Florida’s […]

Sustaining Georgia Culture

Over three decades, two Georgia organizations – the state government agency, the Georgia Council for the Arts, and the private, nonprofit Georgia Humanities Council – have publicly honored individuals and organizations for their contributions to the arts and humanities in the state. During that time, parts of colleges and universities, including the University of Georgia […]

Tigers Swimmers Finish #3 in Sport, #1 in Academics

Propelled by four individual national champions and a strong team showing, the Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team finished third at the 2015 NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championship Meet in Oklahoma City, March 3-7 – the highest ranking in school history. Two weeks earlier, however, the team picked up another honor when the college […]

Meeting Mr. Carter

Meeting Mr. Carter

Women’s College First-year Seminar Shakes Students from Comfort Zones In the spring of 2014, the seemingly indefatigable former President Jimmy Carter published his latest book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power – a well-documented indictment of persecution and prejudice that women still endure around the world. Since the Georgia-based Brenau Women’s College assigns […]

Nigerian Women’s Blunt Talk Makes the Point

Brenau students heard firsthand how continuing the fight for women’s rights is paying off – at least in one country. Twenty-six delegates of the Nigerian Quintessential Business Women Association visited the Gainesville campus to share their stories and answer questions. The social business enterprise comprises women who overcame gender prejudices in Nigeria to create businesses of their own. Association president […]

Outside Views of Brenau's Jacksonville Campus.

Now Hear This! Now in Jax!

Both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education made it official and lifted the strict “Cone of Silence.” Brenau may now begin advertising for, recruiting and enrolling students at its newest location in Jacksonville, Florida, the first out-of-Georgia operation since the early […]

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