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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.

2015 Brenau Leadership Colloquium Inspires and Motivates Women of All Ages

Received with enthusiastic fervor, Brenau University’s second Women’s Leadership Colloquium encouraged fellowship and community among its attendees on March 20 at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. The event packed Hosch Theatre full of alumni, students, faculty, and community leaders for conversations about the unique potential and challenges of women’s leadership. “One […]

New Anatomy Lab Opens

Brenau’s new anatomy lab at the Downtown Center is now in use by students including the first doctoral physical therapy class. Construction on the lab began in October of 2014 and hosted an open house in April 2015. The 10-station lab features MondoPads and cameras to enhance the student experience in anatomy classes.

Jack And Suzy Welch Speak At Brenau

The legendary former General Electric CEO Jack Welch and his wife, business journalist and television commentator Suzy Welch, visited Brenau University’s historic Pearce Auditorium Thursday, April 30, to discuss their second book, The Real-Life MBA, with Brenau President Ed Schrader and David Miller, professor of healthcare management at Brenau.  

Governor Nathan Deal signs House Bill 62 into law during the Atlanta Press Club lunch Wednesday, April 29, in font of Brenau occupational therapy alumnae Rachel Strazynski, Shelby Wrenn and Allison Guisasola. HB 62, which helps special needs children of military personnel by lifting a one-year residency requirement before students can receive benefits, started as a class project the Brenau students worked on and pitched to Representative Kevin Tanner as they earned their graduate degrees.

Gov. Nathan Deal Signs Brenau OT Bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signs into law a bill to expand state special education benefits for military dependents during the Atlanta Press Club lunch Wednesday, April 29. Deal had with him for the media event three 2014 Brenau occupational therapy alumnae, Rachel Strazynski Sushner, of Baltimore, Maryland, Shelby Wrenn, of Clarkesville, Georgia, and Allison Guisasola, […]

Having Our Cake: OT Launches Doctoral Program

Dr. Barbara Schell, the gregarious chair of the College of Health Sciences at Brenau and founding director of the School of Occupational Therapy, quipped once that the people in her department will use any excuse they can to gather around and serve cake. However, the gathering on Friday, Sept. 5, was no run-of-the-mill cake cutting. […]

2014 Women’s Leadership Colloquium

Brenau University Women’s College has a rich, 135-year legacy of cultivating confident, capable female leaders. To celebrate this legacy and conclude observation of its 135th anniversary, Brenau hosted Beyond 135: A Women’s Leadership Colloquium on March 21, 2014. The colloquium brought together alumnae, students, faculty and community leaders for conversations about the unique potential and challenges of […]

High Museum Reception, Feb. 2014

Eighty-five works from Brenau University students, most majoring in fine arts and interior design, were displayed from Jan. 28 t0 Feb. 14 in a special exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Part of Brenau’s unique academic partnership with the High, the exhibition in the museum’s Greene Family Education Center included digital prints, ceramics, oil and acrylic […]

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