Spring 2013

Brenau Alum Thomas Brown May Seek Congressional Seat

DeKalb County, Ga., Sheriff Thomas E. Brown announced July 17 that he has formed an exploratory committee for a possible campaign for U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia’s 4th Congressional District. Brown, a 1990 Brenau University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in public administration, has been sheriff of the metro Atlanta county since […]

Mentoring: The Student-Alumni Connection

On May 4th and 5th, the Brenau alumni family welcomed new graduates into our fold. The class of 2013 is impressive. Each of these women and men exemplify the Brenau Ideal through their commitment to excellent education and dedication to the high standards of this institution. The majority of our Women’s College graduates are entering the workforce for the first […]

In Memory: Spring/Summer 2013

Margaret Swetnam Weldon, WC ’36, of Griffin, Ga., died Oct. 24. Martha Thigpen Lincoln, WC ’38, of Tallahassee, Fla., died June 17, 2012. Gladys Evans McCartney, WC ’39, of Flemingsburg, Ky., died on Jan. 28, 2012. Elizabeth Hatcher Ulery, WC ’40, of Atlanta died Oct. 5. Mary Pearl Thompson Marsh, WC ’41, of High Point, […]

The New Normal

New Normal Header Image, Spring/Summer 2013

This October marks the 31st anniversary of a significant milestone in the Brenau University demographic history. That is when institution officials reported that the enrollment in Brenau Women’s College was 824 students. However, the enrollment in what was then known as the “evening and weekend” program was 920 – the first time the latter number exceeded […]

Wow! I Did It!

Malak Kikhia poses for a picture in the lounge area of the Brenau University East Campus in Gainesville, Ga.

If you use little things – like a couple of kids– to stall your aspirations for a degree, think about Malak Kikhia. This extraordinary Brenau alumna did it with five of ’em. Malak Kikhia, EWC ’12, encountered a huge roadblock even before she set out on her six-year quest to get a Bachelor of Science […]

Damon Stancil Tees Up for First Season

Brenau University has named Damon Stancil the new Women's Golf Coach.

In Damon Stancil’s sport, you do not have to be the biggest or strongest or start playing shortly after you learn to walk. But the head coach of the newest Brenau Golden Tigers intercollegiate team does hope he can recruit half a dozen players who occasionally make dead-solid perfect shots. But the Brenau gold coach […]

Channel Surfing

After several false starts, Abu Kahn clicked on the right program that he uses as a tool for continued success in business and community leadership. Telecommunications executive Abu Khan changed colleges like some people change channels. After graduating from high school in Alexandria, Va., he enrolled at Savannah College of Art and Design. Realizing he […]

Morning Joe

Roger J. Joe, the Manager/Owner of the IHOP restaurant in Kingsland, GA. Joe is a student at Brenau's South Georgia campus.

At the IHOP franchise in Kingsland, Ga., it is always morning – considering that you can get breakfast and hot coffee anytime during the day. And operator Roger Joe, an M.B.A. candidate at Brenau says his education not only is helping him learn things use in his business now but also helps him keep a […]

Getting Real

Dr. Charlene Wilkerson is a faculty member at Brenau University's Augusta campus.

Charlene Wilkerson updated her own skills when she came out of retirement to teach at Brenau so she can help her students apply their real-world experience to new world education. Dr. Charlene Wilkerson is accustomed to some of her students asking if they must type their papers. She lets them down gently. “A few want […]

Back on the Bike

Darren Johnson is interview while he works in the adult learning area on Brenau University's Gainesville campus.

Nontraditional student Darren Johnson spent more than a decade figuring out what he really needed to do to help kids who were not as fortunate. Growing up in Augusta, Ga., Darren Johnson had no shortage of positive male role models – his own dad, teachers, and other community members. Always some near him helped guide […]