Spring 2017

Cora Anderson Hill: Stepping Up for Women in Word and Deed

Cora Anderson Hill, WC '16, pictured in the 1916 Bubbles.

At every Women’s College spring commencement since the 1980s, the almost liturgical reading by Brenau’s top academic officer goes something like this: The university presents to the graduating senior with the highest academic average the Cora Anderson Hill Award, named for a Brenau alumna from Gainesville with a distinguished career in journalism and public service. […]

Shena Gazaway, WC ‘05, BU ‘09

Shena Gazaway, WC ‘05, BU ‘09, successfully completed her dissertation in the nursing program at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, on March 28. Her dissertation explored how various mentoring programs support work transition six months after graduation. Gazaway is also a nursing instructor at Augusta University’s Athens campus.

LaSharn Lockett Hughes, BU ‘98, BU ’04

LaSharn Lockett Hughes, BU ‘98, BU ’04, was appointed executive director of the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce in June 2016. She was previously the executive director of the Georgia Composite Medical Board for 12 years.

Shavonda Lewis, WC ’04

Shavonda Lewis, WC ’04, is volunteering for the next year as a program manager fellow for the International Justice Mission in Kenya. IJM is a global organization that protects the poor from violence in the developing world. Their goal is to rescue thousands, protect millions and prove that justice for the poor is possible.

Sarah Magness, WC ’07

Sarah Magness, WC ’07, gave birth to her daughter, Emma Carolyn, on Feb. 14, 2016. Sarah and Emma live on Wake Forest University’s campus in Winston-Salem, N.C., where Sarah is a residence life coordinator.

Christina White, BU ’02

Christina White, BU ’02, earned her doctorate at the University of Alabama in higher education technology and administration in August.

Kayla Moore Fritz, WC ’13

Kayla Moore Fritz, WC ’13, and husband Dean, along with their son Harrison, are proud to announce the birth of baby boy Axel Rowan Fritz on Dec. 19 at Piedmont-Athens Regional Hospital. Axel was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 18.5 inches long.

Antonina Grib Lerch, WC ’03

Brenau Trustee Antonina Grib Lerch, WC ’03, already “enrolled” daughter Anna, born Feb. 7, 2016, by bringing the babe to the costume design seminar Lerch sponsored in Gainesville last fall. Lerch, her husband and Anna live in Incline Village, Nevada.

Nicole Bansavage, WC ‘16

Nicole Bansavage, WC ‘16, presented her master’s project at the Winship Oncology Nursing Symposium March 27. It has also been accepted at the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing conference in New Orleans in May.

Audra Cochran, WC ‘11

Audra Cochran, WC ‘11, graduated from Mercer Medical School and received her first choice residency program in family medicine at The Medical Center of Columbus, Georgia. She will begin her residency this fall.