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RISE Program Continues to be a Summer Success

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)

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. […]

Brenau student Julia Zhu receives statewide design award

Lynn Jones, Qingyuan Julia Zhu and Brenau President Ed Schrader pose for a photo with Zhu's honorable mention from the American Society of Interior Designers

Qingyuan “Julia” Zhu, a Master of Interior Design student, received an honorable mention for Best Commercial Design Concept for her commercial office studio project in the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers’ Design Excellence Awards. “Her concept guided her design for the 7,000-square-foot facility,” noted Lynn Jones, chair of interior design and […]

Brenau mourns passing of former trustee David Seng

Brenau Trustee David Seng at home in Dahlonega, Georgia in 2014.

Former Brenau University Trustee David Francis Seng of Dahlonega, Georgia, died at his home July 13 after suffering from pulmonary fibrosis for three years. He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Erin McCabe Seng, BU ’93, who also served on the university board; a daughter, Shannon Seng Van Horn; sons, Andrew and Matthew; daughter-in-law […]

Statham named new Alumni board president

Brooke Statham, WC '00, 2016 Alumni Reunion Weekend

The Brenau Alumni Association is pleased to announce the board’s new president for 2017-18, Brooke Bargeron Statham, WC ’00. Brooke will serve in this role for the next two academic years. Other board members include: W. Carl Blackburn, BU ’94 Christelle Christian, WC ’92 Jennifer Dell, BU ’15 Zoe Scheffrin Durden, WC ’14 Erin Mundy, BU ’95 Susan […]

C.S. Lewis gift honors Women’s College alumna

Dr. Warren Jones poses for a photo with Don W. King, professor of English at Montreat College and noted scholar of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, after a question and answer panel for Love Letters to Jack, Love Letters to God: An Exploration of the Works of Joy Davidman & C.S. Lewis. Brenau University has recently acquired a premier collection of titles by and about C.S. Lewis. Presented in honor of Brenau Women’s College alumna, Bobbie Jean Collins Jones, Ph.D., WC '64, the collection was made possible by the generous gifts of her husband, Dr. Warren Jones. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The Brenau Trustee Library recently acquired a premier collection of titles written by and about British writers C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman. More than 100 books were donated by Warren Jones, who presented the generous donation in honor of his wife, Bobbie Jean Collins Jones, WC ’64. Jones’ gift also helped fund a two-day symposium, […]

Faculty Research Project Highlights Childhood Health Problems, Suggests Solutions

Efain Diaz, Derek Segovia and Jesuan Jackson play a clapping game during the 2015 RISE graduation at the Brenau Downtown Center Friday, July 24, 2015.
Gale Starich, dean of the College of Health Sciences, gives a presentation about the RISE Program during the Brenau University Research Symposium. Each spring for the past six years, Brenau students and faculty have showcased the university’s continually growing focus on research at the annual Research Symposium. Dean Gale Starich heads the College of Health [...]

Art.​ ​Art​ ​everywhere.​ Drink​ ​it​ ​in.

Dennis Campay paints in his studio in Jacksonville, Fla. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

One of the Southeast’s best-kept secrets, Brenau University’s Permanent Collection includes more than 6,500 artworks from artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Jasper Johns, to name a few. The three galleries on the Gainesville historic campus – Sellars Gallery, Castelli Gallery and Presidents Gallery – host exhibitions that change each […]

Winter 2017: Relationship Building

Window 2017 cover image "Building Relationships"
Humble Nomad Fresh out of school, Class of '09, alum Will Bradley scored what most veteran actors would consider plum roles in theater and film. But this "overnight success" thing takes work. Academic Assist Since 1983, Brenau students who might otherwise struggle in college have had a secret partner in their corner to help them [...]

Class of 2020 Brenau Scholars

Grid of Brenau Scholars portraits.
The Brenau Scholars Program recognizes those who, as the Brenau Ideal states, “find satisfaction in being rather than in seeming,” and “find joy in doing rather than in dreaming.” The young woman chosen for this program use their talents, ambition and brilliance daily to pursue their goals, and to excel in academics, community service and [...]

A Community’s Legacy

Douglas Ivester, center, and Kay Ivester greet attendees during the dedication of the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

With a new name for the university’s highly regarded nursing school and the completion of a new athletics park where the Golden Tigers national championship-contending softball team commences home field play in February, the name Grindle stands to become one of the most visible fixtures is becoming increasingly on Brenau’s Gainesville campus. The eponymous Ernest […]

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