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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 […]

Off the Charts

Off the Charts

The days of a clipboard hanging on the foot of a hospital bed holding a stack of papers are long gone. Building on the verity that information is power, Brenau now actively pursues broader professional skills, like those of nursing professor and health informaticist Sandra Allen, to teach Brenau students how to harness health information […]

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 […]

Healing Arts

If you believe it is just a coincidence that one of the icons of the health care professions, Florence Nightingale, shares a name with a songbird, Brenau music professor Barbara Steinhaus suggests you may want to rethink your position. Dr. Barbara Steinhaus once visited a hospital patient who was recovering from a tracheotomy and suffering […]

ForeverGold

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More than a year into the largest fundraising initiative in Brenau history, the ForeverGold campaign has exceeded 63% of its $40 million goal. How did we get to this point, and where do we go from here? The news was not merely good. It was great. Brenau University President Ed Schrader and members of the […]

Lighting a Candle

Lighting A Candle

America faces a shortage of health care professionals across the board. Nowhere is the problem more pronounced than in the rural south. Brenau nursing practice graduate Myron Faircloth is doing something about it. THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES estimates that by 2020, there will be a shortage of 45,000 primary care physicians with demand […]

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 […]

Lasting Art

Lasting Art

Jean Westmacott spent 16 years helping catapult Brenau University into a North Georgia oasis for painting, sculpture and other works in a region that a satirist once referred to as ‘The Sahara of the Bozarts.’ Her work in bronze, marble and other media now helps tell the Brenau story in a way that is destined […]

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