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If you are a rather tall black male in the Middle East or northern Europe, you will be noticed. 2013 Brenau business graduate Chris Carpenter brought a world of experience to his undergraduate studies at Brenau.   Christopher Maurice Carpenter, 43, took a bit of detour on the way to the Fairburn campus by playing […]

Walking Boss

Brenau Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President David Barnett

Throughout his career Brenau Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President David Barnett has addressed needs of nontraditional students. He now oversees the biggest expansion project the university has seen in decades: the $6.7 million development of the Downtown Center. But what often keeps him awake nights is a leaky roof. At his home in […]

Semper Fi

Perhaps Brenau's most visible face in the past two years, 2013 graduate Erik Nemecek connected the dots between Marine, cop, fireman, EMT, carpenter, welder, husband, father, matchmaker and motorbike wanderer to a degree in nursing and a future doing what he's always done best: helping other people.

Three years before that winter’s night on the mean streets of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1998, police officer Erik Nemecek, fresh out of training, squeezed all the slack off the trigger with the hammer cocked half-way back. At the last minute, however, he quickly holstered his weapon and body tackled the suspect who had been refusing […]

Spring/Summer 2013

Brenau Window Spring/Summer 2013 Cover

President’s Message Featured Articles Related Articles in Augusta in Fairburn in Gainesville in Kings Bay in Norcross Around Campus Sports Alumni Director’s Column In Memory One for the Books Photos Board of Trustees: Peter D. Miller, Chair Philip A. Wilheit Sr., Vice Chair James Anthony Walters, Secretary Carole Ann Carter Daniel, WC ’68, Treasurer Gale […]

Winter 2012-13

President’s Message Featured Articles Around Campus Articles Sports Alumni Director’s Column In Memory One for the Books Photos Board of Trustees: Peter D. Miller, Chair Philip A. Wilheit Sr., Vice Chair James Anthony Walters, Secretary Carole Ann Carter Daniel, WC ’68, Treasurer Gale Johnson Allen, EWC ’91 Melissa A. Blanchard, A ’88 Raymond H. Burch […]

Fountain Blew

In recent years, Brenau Women’s College students partook of the old tradition of celebrating impending nuptials of one of their classmates by tossing the young woman into the front lawn fountain on the historical Gainesville campus. Lately, however, they have had to look first, otherwise they could have treated the bride-to-be to a rather bumpy […]

Miss Brenau Contest Turns 75

“Miss Brenau,” in all of her well-groomed incarnations over the past 75 years, could illustrate a timeline of how women’s roles in society have changed, along with their hairstyles and hemlines.

She first bounded on to the campus lawn as an Olympian “goddess” and then became a “beauty queen” and a “pageant winner” before her current reign, in snappy business attire, over what is now termed a “scholarship competition.”

Turning Pro

Brenau plans to start doctorates in physical therapy and occupational therapy in the next two years. In the process it will invest $6.5 million to round out its collection of professionally oriented graduate health care programs. The lineup of clinical doctorates in nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy, coupled with other health-related master’s-level programs, also […]

Grand Plan

Detail of Brenau's new Steinway

A year ago on these pages we announced Brenau’s grand plan to raise $1.5 million to replace worn-out, unserviceable pianos on campus. Today we can say that the fundraising continues, but that the first piano, Number 481, a handmade Steinway & Son’s Model D Concert Grand, arrived on campus Dec. 4 and now resides in Pearce Auditorium. President Ed Schrader announced the instrument’s imminent arrival at a surprise ceremony during the fall trustees’ dinner when he revealed that it would be named for former Executive Vice President Wayne Dempsey, who retired at the end of 2012.

Kings Bay Campus Celebrates 25th Year

Ashley Paulk works at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, Georiga while studying for her MBA at Brenau University 's Kings Bay Campus.

Brenau University on June 1 celebrated more than a quarter century of operations at the U.S. Navy Submarine Base when it conducted its 25th commencement exercise for undergraduate students on its Kings Bay campus. The university commissioned the program at the behest of the Navy, and about half the members of the student population on […]

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