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Student Profile: Mary Katherine Jabbia

Mary Katherine Jabbia

MK Jabbia, Senior from Slidell, Louisiana Strength and Discipline: Started swimming at age 6 and has not stopped; trains year-round; four years as varsity swimmer in breaststroke and relays and major contributor to No. 2-ranked Golden Tigers’ contention for national championships; six-time All-America honoree in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Mind: Biology major with plans to attend pharmacy school in Savannah or New Orleans; […]

Body of Work

Fitness Center Director and Softball Coach Gary Hatfield

A legendary football coach once said that success follows speed. Brenau’s intercollegiate athletes have discovered that good old-fashioned muscle also plays into that equation. At the gym, Lammy Sokunbi, batting spiky eyelash extensions and wearing a flashy headband that restrains an elaborate coil of hair, looks primped just right for her major – fashion design […]

No Exceptions

Brenau Trustee Patty Wolfe, a retired two-star admiral in the U.S. Navy, has a thing or two to say about the recent Pentagon edict that all combat jobs in the military will be open to women. Mainly, she wonders what took so long. By David Morrison Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Patricia E. Wolfe, who […]

The Great Eight

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Brenau Strong means brainpower – raw, energetic intellect and mental agility. To fully understand what that means, take a look at any one of the crop of students the Women’s College has recruited into its freshman class since 2009 through the prestigious Brenau Scholar program. Each was ranked high on the academic scale among college-bound [...]

Rio Chattahoochee

WomenCan International, an organization working to get equal representation of women’s canoe sporting events in the Olympics, says that sprint canoe/kayak debuted at the 1924 Olympics as an exhibition sport with three events each, but of the 12 events now in the Olympics, nine are kayak events and three are canoe events – all three of which are men’s.

New Residence Halls Helps Attract Potential Olympics Athletes for 2016 Pan American Paddling Competition By Karen Rosen In May, 250 athletes and coaches from throughout North, Central and South America will come to the historic campus in Gainesville for the last qualifying event for kayakers seeking spots in the 2016 Olympic Games. Doubling as a […]

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 […]

Hitting the Reset Button

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We’ve all heard stories about children following their parents to the same college. But here’s a twist on that tale, thanks to a pair of women enrolled in Brenau’s health sciences programs. Sit for a first meeting with Yvonne and Whitney Chappell and it is almost like you’ve interrupted a coffee klatch with a pair of BFFs. […]

Professor with a Passion

Professor with a Passion

Qualifications for tomorrow’s senior nurses include working familiarity with the nuts and bolts and strategic implications of technology systems, entrepreneurial business vision and, of course, quick, sound decision-making skills in life-and-death situations. Troy Heidesch’s job is to make sure all Brenau graduate nursing students get that – no matter where they study. At nine o’clock […]

Fruit from the Family Tree

Ann Ralls Freeman Murrah

America’s founding fathers seemed to have settled all that British folderol about peerage, titles, bloodlines and pecking orders in 1776 with a the straightforward declaration that all men are created equal. Nonetheless, some descendants of early American leaders still revere their connections to their forebears. We know, because we in the Brenau family have a direct connection ourselves. […]

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 […]

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