Spring 2021

The Women’s College helps community with new projects

During the fall 2020 semester, The Women’s College of Brenau University’s GOLD Program spearheaded two community-based service initiatives, including a food drive and pen pal project. The food drive for the Salvation Army collected 10 bins full of canned goods, along with $300 in cash donations. Most of the food went to the local Salvation […]

Spring 2021: Internationalization

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Innovation in Education Brenau Board of Trustees Chair Mike Smithguided by an entrepreneurial spirit Skleder appoints Working Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence President Skleder appoints Working Group onDiversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence ‘Our Shared Future’ Internationalization efforts preparing studentsfor the global world at our doorsteps Building bridges Rosi Ponce brings world of experience […]

In Memory: Spring 2021

Jean Ann Bradley Wells, WC ’51, of Brevard, North Carolina, died Jan. 12. Mary Ethel Pryor, WC ’59, of Greenville, South Carolina, died Dec. 6. Irene Alexander Robinson Smith, WC ’62 and former trustee, of Covington, Georgia, died Sept. 2. Ellen Gilbert Williams, WC ’68, of Daphne, Alabama, died June 26. Major Robert Hightower Sr., […]

Physician Assistant Studies Program welcomes first students to campus

Physician Assistants in masks and face shields gather around display

After years of planning and preparation, Brenau University’s new Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program officially launched Jan. 11 as students began classes in the recently renovated Brenau Downtown Center. The latest addition to the Ivester College of Health Sciences’ slate of graduate degree offerings features an inaugural cohort of 33 students from […]

Nursing faculty and students vaccinate 4,000 in community

Brenau held the first of several COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students in the Ivester College of Health Sciences’ Mary Inez School of Nursing on Jan. 19 to train those willing to volunteer their time to help vaccinate the larger community. At the clinic on Brenau’s Norcross campus, students volunteered to be vaccinated and learned how […]

Brenau earns 11th straight Champions of Character honor

Female soccer players in a circle, each with one hand in the center.

For the 11th year in a row, Brenau University was named a Champions of Character Five-Star institution by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Golden Tigers also achieved gold medal status for the second time in as many years. The 181 institutions on the list earned points in character training, character recognition, character promotion, […]

Brenau Executive VP and CFO elected to SACSCOC Board

David Barnett, executive vice president and CFO at Brenau University, is one of the newest members of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees, having been elected during the board’s recent December meeting. The 77-member board oversees the accreditation of colleges within the Southern region, which includes Alabama, […]

Science and art take flight in virtual talk

The Brenau community learned about the relationship between art and science thanks to “The Evolution of Scientific Bird Art with Dr. Michael Stubblefield,” a virtual event held in October. Stubblefield, an avid nature photographer and art collector, presented some images from his art collection depicting the natural world and, more specifically, birds. Originally scheduled to […]

Troy Heidesch appointed director of Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing

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Troy Heidesch, BU ’97 & ’00, was appointed director of Brenau University’s Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing in December 2020 after having served for seven months as interim director. Heidesch is no stranger to Brenau as he earned both his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner at […]

Take the first step to become a mentor

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

There are many reasons why it is beneficial to be or have a mentor. The relationship paves the way for many upsides. As a mentor, you can provide knowledge, help your mentee improve, broaden their professional network, provide encouragement and advise them. They can learn from your experiences and, ultimately, it costs nothing but time. […]