Summer 2014

2014 Women’s Leadership Colloquium

Brenau University Women’s College has a rich, 135-year legacy of cultivating confident, capable female leaders. To celebrate this legacy and conclude observation of its 135th anniversary, Brenau hosted Beyond 135: A Women’s Leadership Colloquium on March 21, 2014. The colloquium brought together alumnae, students, faculty and community leaders for conversations about the unique potential and challenges of […]

Home Field Advantage

Softball Players at MIlliken Plant

Donations from Pacolet Milliken and Ivester organizations put the ball in play for development of a $4.4 million, multi-use athletics park that preserves the community spirit of the historical New Holland mill village.  In 1903 it appeared as though Capt. John H. Montgomery’s dream of an idyllic North Georgia community in which all the residents […]

Brenau License Plate Helps Support Scholarships

TGR001 Golden Tigers License Plate

If you want to show school spirit and help future students get college educations, you can by acquiring a new Brenau University Golden Tigers prestige license plate. The new tag displays the university’s black and gold colors, the “four portals of learning” logo and the Golden Tigers mascot name. In addition to regular registration fees, […]

Summer 2014

Summer 2014 Online Cover

President’s Message Featured Articles Articles Photos Around Campus Sports Alumni Director’s Column Doctor of Nursing Practice In Memory One for the Books Board of Trustees: Peter D. Miller, Chair Philip A. Wilheit Sr., Vice Chair James Anthony Walters, Secretary Carole Ann Carter Daniel, WC ’68, Treasurer Gale Johnson Allen, EWC ’91 Raymond H. Burch Robin […]

The Song Leader

At the undergraduate and graduate commencement this past spring, the person in full academic regalia chosen to “lead the singing” of the Brenau University alma mater and the university’s praise anthem was 27-year-old Gabriel Lopez, BU ’14. Ironically, a sixth-grade music theory class almost derailed Lopez’s long journey to a musical performance degree from Brenau. […]

High Museum Reception, Feb. 2014

Eighty-five works from Brenau University students, most majoring in fine arts and interior design, were displayed from Jan. 28 t0 Feb. 14 in a special exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Part of Brenau’s unique academic partnership with the High, the exhibition in the museum’s Greene Family Education Center included digital prints, ceramics, oil and acrylic […]

The Sanctuary

Millimoms Book Cover Featured Image

Brenau University alumnus Vic Wilson has written poignantly about the place where he grew up in two books. This is the introductory lines from his latest. New Holland wasn’t just a village; in a way, it was a church, a sanctuary, a special place where everyone had worth and understood their role. The mothers and other […]

Brenau’s First Doctorates: Five for the Record Books

The women rose as a group, holding hands like finalists in some sort of pageant. In a sense, they were. You could see the excitement bubbling behind their faces as Provost Nancy Krippel in full academic regalia smiled broadly and began the ritualistic intonation: “President Schrader, I present to you the candidates for the Doctor […]

Dr. Maureen Vidrine: Teaching Clinician

Maureen Frances Vidrine of Monroe, Georgia,

Brenau’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program has changed Maureen Vidrine’s approach to nursing for good. The program’s focus on evidence-based practice made Vidrine, she insisted, more focused on applying the latest nursing research to clinical challenges she encounters among her patients. “The skills and habits we learned were not just for getting a good grade […]

Dr. LaChaka Coffee: New Directions in Health Care

LaChaka S. Coffee of Atlanta, Georgia,

LaChaka Coffee, WC ’00, BU ’08, had a decade of experience as a nurse at Grady Health System in Atlanta. However, when long-discussed health care reforms started to become reality, she thought she needed to prepare for the future of health care, which she deduced would look vastly different from the one she entered as […]