Spring 2019

Spring 2019: Legacy of a Leader

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The ‘new’ Women’s College of Brenau University 14 decades of The Women’s College Ed Schrader: Legacy of a leader Board of Trustees Peter D. Miller, ChairPhilip A. Wilheit Sr., Vice ChairJames Anthony Walters, SecretaryCarole Ann Carter Daniel, WC ’68, TreasurerGale Johnson Allen, BU ’91Pierpont F. Brown IIIRobin Smith Dudley, WC ’78Kathryn (Kit) Dunlap, WC ’64Robert […]

Honors class paints piano as part of Vision 2030 public art project

In fall 2018, the Honors 230 artistic and creative imagination class taught by Debra Dobkins, dean of The Women’s College, took part in a special creative project in unison with Vision 2030, a coordinated group of volunteers leading long-term initiatives defined by the residents of Gainesville and Hall County, Georgia. Part of Vision 2030’s mission […]

Students, professors practice mediation skills in Kiev, Ukraine

Gloria Clark and Cierra Franklin, Brenau University students and members of the university’s competitive mediation team, joined their professors, Ken and Mary Lou Frank, in Kiev, Ukraine, in November 2018 for an international mediation tournament. The Franks worked for two days with conflict resolution students from seven countries — Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Singapore, India, Turkey […]

Reflecting on The Women’s College of Brenau University

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

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” – Diane Mariechild As you read in this issue about our rollout of three signature programs that will become an integral part of The Women’s College of Brenau University — GOLD, the Ideal Collective and the Executive Women’s MBA […]

Three Brenau University trustees retire from the board

Three members of the Brenau University Board of Trustees — Jim Mathis, Ben Lilly and Gary Riley — retired this spring after 67 years of combined service to the institution. “Their many years of service to Brenau is certainly in and of itself a foundation for celebration,” said Pete Miller, chairman of the Board of […]

Faculty, staff, students and friends tour ‘Infinity Mirrors’ exhibit at the High Museum

The big news out of the Atlanta art scene toward the end of 2018 was that the High Museum of Art sold out its advanced tickets for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at a record pace. Thanks to Brenau’s academic affiliate agreement with the High, the university had a limited number of tickets to a special viewing opportunity Jan. 18.

Cheer and dance teams perform at Super Bowl LIII

The Brenau University competitive cheer and dance teams had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Brenau music major receives GICA Wayne Dempsey Scholarship

“Not to sound cliche, but it really did mean the world to me to receive this scholarship,” Reidling says. “It is helping me reach my goals by paying for some of my tuition, which allows me to focus my attention on student teaching by easing that financial burden. I also have a family, so it […]

In Memory: Spring 2019

Martha Thompson Frazier, WC ’46, of Cynthiana, Kentucky, died Jan. 19. Ann Dunlap Horrell, WC ’46, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, died Nov. 10. Mary “Rhetta” Thompson, WC ’46, of St. Simons Island, Georgia, died Jan. 13. Antonia “Toni” Paule Karres, A ’47, of Southern Pines, North Carolina, died Aug. 3. Barbara Rawlings Outlaw-Carroll, A ’47, of […]

Georgia on Their Minds

Six art and design students from Brenau University recently spent spring break at the historic Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico, the summer home of iconic artist Georgia O’Keeffe for more than 40 years and the inspiration for many of her paintings.