Spring 2017

Dr. Penelope F. Gorsuch, WC ’88

Dr. Penelope F. Gorsuch, WC ’88, has been appointed associate director of patient care services for the Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. Prior to her selection, she served as a colonel in the U.S. Air Force, with her last assignment as dean and chief nurse, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, 711th Human Performance […]

Nathan Goss, BU ’07

Nathan Goss, BU ’07, and wife Claudia welcomed their daughter Presley Sloane Goss on Oct. 30. She weighed 8 pounds.

Spring 2017

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Simulations for Success Senior nursing student Marissa Galan knows her dream of working side by side with her father can come true with compassion, determination and practice – lots of practice. The Write Stuff Dean Debra Dobkins has supervised the creation of 32 student-published volumes since 2001 as an inventive way for her students to tap [...]

Zoe Ann Bushouse Cerny, WC ’69

Zoe Ann Bushouse Cerny, WC ’69, and husband Ed recently moved to Elgin, South Carolina, to be closer to their youngest daughter Kelly and her husband Nic, as they expect their first baby in April. Zoe Ann and Ed have six grandchildren and celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in 2016. Zoe would love to hear […]

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park Dedicated Amid Record Shattering Softball Season

Eli Daniel, a freshman from Locust Grove, Ga., at Pacolet Milliken Field at the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park reached completion with the start of 2017 and opened on a sunny February afternoon. The park was dedicated in mid-April, after the Golden Tigers softball team spent the first weeks of its season setting records and exceeding expectations. It’s a whole new ballgame at Brenau. Brenau University junior Mackenzie Oliver […]

Inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K Celebrates Esteemed Former Brenau Executive

Nita Tammarine reacts as she crosses the finish line during the Dempsey Dash 5K, a race celebrating the memory of Brenau's longtime Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, on Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

A beloved member of the Brenau family was remembered at the inaugural Dempsey Dash 5K on March 10. The event celebrated the life of longtime Brenau Executive Vice President and CFO Wayne Dempsey, who died in 2014. Proceeds benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides assistance for students seeking a better life […]

Change through Strength, Leadership and Prestige

From left, nursing students Richard Gonzalez, Dara Atijosan and Jane Lim look on while Shemila Thompson practices nasogastric tube placement during a skills lab at Brenau East. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Probably the only encounter most of you have had with that Victorian and early Edwardian era torture device, the cinched corset, has been in watching the opening scenes of Gone with the Wind or season one of Downton Abbey. Certainly pre-World War I Brenau women knew what they were. I suspect that Brenau women, too, [...]

Rising Senior Sara Jane Bowers Secures Nationally Coveted Golf Internship

Sara Jane Bowers, a junior from Statesboro, Ga., hits from the tee during the Brenau University Golden Tigers Spring Invitational golf tournament at Chattahoochee Golf Club. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

More than 2,000 students applied. Only 52 were accepted. One of them was Brenau rising senior Sara Jane Bowers. The American Junior Golf Association internship is one of the most prestigious in the country, launching careers and offering travel opportunities throughout the summer. Bowers, a mass communication major from Statesboro, Georgia, and member of the […]

Brenau Remembers Trustee Emeritus Jennings

Brenau University Trustee Emeritus and longtime supporter of the university’s nursing program Dr. Henry S. Jennings Jr. died Thursday, March 2. He was 94 years old. “During his time on the board, Henry was one of the trustees at the table meeting with creditors on a weekly basis to ensure Brenau would survive to be […]

2017 Alumni Awards Winners

Cynthia Fuller Jackson receives an Outstanding Alumni Award during the 2017 Alumnae Reunion Weekend at Brenau University, Saturday, April 08, 2017. (Photo/ John Roark for Brenau University)
Brenau University honored 13 outstanding alumni during the 2017 Alumnae Reunion Weekend on April 7-8. The women – among them a stand-up comic, a senior manager at Coca-Cola, an award-winning film director and a second-generation chiropractor – were recognized for their many personal accomplishments, contributions to their local communities and leadership roles in their chosen [...]
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