Spring 2017

Alumnae Reunion Weekend & May Day 2017

Paige Houseman, WC '66, gets a hug from Judy Davis Alexander, WC '67, before the dinner for the dinner for the 50th anniversary with the Brenau Trustees. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Even on a Chilly Early April Morning, Brenau Alumnae Warm at Traditional ‘May Day’ Reunion Photos by AJ Reynolds and John Roark More than 200 Brenau University Women’s College alumnae returned to their historic campus this weekend to keep alive the tradition that dates to the early days of the 139-year-old institution of celebrating May […]

Margie Gill: An Active Voice

Margie Gill poses for a photo with an honorary warrior stick from Rwanda that was given to her for her efforts in helping to build schools in the country. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Margie Gill keeps busy in Brenau’s Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. Her day job, however, provides only a glimpse into her big heart and extensive work educating children in Nicaragua and Rwanda and rescuing sex trafficking victims in Atlanta. By Kristen Oliver and Kenya Hunter If you talk to Margie Gill, BU ’10, you […]

Higher​ ​Education​ ​Publication​ ​Recognizing Alumna​ ​Dominika​ ​Jasova

Dominika Jasova

Class of 2015 graduate was the first Golden Tiger to win the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award As a student at Brenau, Dominika Jasova, WC ‘15, wanted to give back to her community. A member of the Golden Tigers tennis team from 2012-2014, her charitable efforts were recognized on and […]

Success Expert Leads All-Star Panel of Women at Leadership Colloquium

Sarah Hubaishi, left, and Simone Lewis get a hug from Kelly Castlin-Gacutan during the 4th Annual Women's Leadership Colloquium on Friday, March 17, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Catherine Dixon has seen it all: colossal failure, bland mediocrity and soaring triumph. The principal at ghSMART was keynote speaker for the fourth annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium Friday, March 17. The event, organized by Brenau Women’s College, was held in the Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts and featured successful [...]

A​ ​Place​ ​that​ ​Values​ ​Leadership

Ashley Carter, director of alumni and constituent engagement. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Leadership is the art of guiding others to deliberately create a result that wouldn’t happen otherwise. What does it mean to be a leader? A leader has many characteristics. A few that come to mind are honesty, confidence, communication, respect, authenticity and focus. Everyone can be a leader, but not everyone is a great leader. […]

In Memory: Spring 2017

Harriet Owens McIntosh, WC ’43, of Lakeland, Florida, died Dec. 27. Betty Lewis McCartney, WC ’44, of Asheville, North Carolina, died Jan. 10. Margaret Neal VandeNoord, WC ’45, of Dawsonville, Georgia, died Feb. 1. Shirley Bethard Hegenwald, WC ’47, of Shreveport, Louisiana, died Jan. 11. Mary Nobles Wheeler, WC ’48, of Rockford, Illinois, died Nov. […]

Faculty Research Project Highlights Childhood Health Problems, Suggests Solutions

Efain Diaz, Derek Segovia and Jesuan Jackson play a clapping game during the 2015 RISE graduation at the Brenau Downtown Center Friday, July 24, 2015.
Gale Starich, dean of the College of Health Sciences, gives a presentation about the RISE Program during the Brenau University Research Symposium. Each spring for the past six years, Brenau students and faculty have showcased the university’s continually growing focus on research at the annual Research Symposium. Dean Gale Starich heads the College of Health [...]

Art.​ ​Art​ ​everywhere.​ Drink​ ​it​ ​in.

Dennis Campay paints in his studio in Jacksonville, Fla. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

One of the Southeast’s best-kept secrets, Brenau University’s Permanent Collection includes more than 6,500 artworks from artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist and Jasper Johns, to name a few. The three galleries on the Gainesville historic campus – Sellars Gallery, Castelli Gallery and Presidents Gallery – host exhibitions that change each […]

Amy Whitley Uses Diversity, Inclusion Experience in New Role as Brenau Trustee

Brenau Trustee Amy Whitley. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

After 30 years climbing the ranks at UPS, the retired executive plans to share her knowledge and network with young women at Brenau University, finding ways to continue to give back in retirement. Amy Whitley knows the value of hard work. It’s a lesson she learned at 22 years old, when she applied for a […]

Simulation​ ​Experiences​ ​Enhance​ ​Nursing​ ​Education

Jessica Fowler, a senior nursing student from Orlando, Fla., right, and Marissa Galan, a senior nursing student from Atlanta, Ga., work with an iStan in the Brenau University Nursing Simulation Lab on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Dreams can come true. Just ask Brenau University senior nursing student Marissa Galan. She’ll tell you that dreams come true with a lot of compassion, determination and practice – lots of practice. The Atlanta native attributes her academic success and professional preparedness to the caring faculty of Brenau’s Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing and […]

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