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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 […]

Dominika Jasova, center, walks to the podium during the 2015 Brenau Women's College Commencement. Jasova graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.

2015 Women’s College Commencement

Amanda Slavin, the 28-year-old entrepreneur that Forbes magazine recognized as one of the top 30 marketing and advertising professionals who have not yet celebrated their 30th birthdays, cautioned members of the 2015 Brenau University Women’s College graduating class to measure success as they go forth in life “not by what you accomplish…but by who you […]

Debra Cooper reacts as she lays eyes on her daughter Staff Sgt. Markita James who told her mother she would still be in the Middle East during her mother's graduation.

2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencements

When Brenau University President Ed Schrader gave his welcoming remarks at the 2015 commencement, he gave a special acknowledgment to the active duty military personnel and veterans among the graduating class. Schrader singled out one veteran: Debra Cooper from Winder, Georgia, who was about to receive a diploma for a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. […]

2015 Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day

New additions to the historic Gainesville campus and some beloved traditions marked this year’s Alumnae Reunion Weekend and May Day celebrations for the near 200 alumnae and students in attendance. Besides the traditional May Court, class day and Maypole wrapping, the official dedication of “Brenau Woman #2″ took place in front of the Simmons Visual […]

Athletics Park Construction

As the Golden Tigers softball team wound down the 2015 season, players joined athletics from soccer, track and field, swimming and other sports in an unofficial ground-breaking ceremony for Brenau University’s new athletics park that is now under construction in mill town New Holland located about two miles from the historic campus. However, with heavy equipment operating […]

Construction Along Sorority Row

Construction on Brenau’s new Sorority Row along Prior Street began in August 2014 and the first house was completed in May 2015 with the others following right along in step.

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