Summer 2014

Lisa Bennett, WC ’77

Lisa Bennett, WC ’77, is part of a six-woman swimming relay team. The team, comprised of women all over the age 55, started swimming together as The Mighty Mermaids in 2008 to raise money by swimming across Lake Tahoe. The group also swam around Manhattan Island, across the Catalina Channel and, most recently, 25 miles […]

Zoe Ann Bushouse Cerny, WC ’69

Zoe Ann Bushouse Cerny, WC ’69, and husband Ed retired from teaching English and business courses at Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Conway, South Carolina, in May 2013. They moved on to their next adventure in Lexington, South Carolina, in January 2014. They are both eager to begin part-time teaching and volunteer […]

Joan Segal Resnik, A ’59

Joan Segal Resnik, A ’59, announces that there is a new Facebook page for alumnae who attended the Academy from 1954-60. Search for Brenau Academy alums and you will be able to connect with old friends and share fond memories.

Lynda Johnson Walton, A ’58

Lynda Johnson Walton, A ’58,  announces the births of two great-grandchildren. Lucas Alexander Lambert, born on Jan. 14, 2013, is the son of her granddaughter, Rachel Arthurs Lambert, and husband Chris Lambert. Liliana Marie Arthurs, born June 1, 2013, is the daughter of Walton’s grandson, Chris Daniel Arthurs, and his wife Jaimee DiBona Arthurs.

Exit Strategy: Wayne Wright Dempsey Sr., 1948-2014

Wayne Dempsey

For almost 66 years Wayne Dempsey provided a practical illustration of how to live well. In the last three of those years, he taught us how to die well, too.  The remarkable life ended May 2, 2014, where it began, in the northwest Georgia community at the confluence of three rivers surrounded by seven hills […]

In Memory: Summer 2014

Lillian Ashford Hudgins, WC ’36, of Gainesville, Georgia, died Nov. 28, 2013. Iska Taylor Duke, WC ’37, of Memphis, Tennessee, died April 2, 2013. Dorothy Hosea Pearce, WC ’41, of Stanwood, Washington, died Aug. 5, 2013. Pauline Ross Graham, WC ’42, of Noblesville, Indiana, died Aug. 25, 2013. Gladys McCain Baker, WC ’44, of Savannah, […]

Angela Simmons-Butler: Thought for Food

Angela Ann Simmons-Butler, WC '95, BU '02, of Clarksville, Georgia,

There was not any one thing that drove Angela Simmons-Butler, WC ’95, BU ’02, to choose a career in nursing. She just always knew she was going to be a nurse. “You’re born to be a nurse. You know from day one,” the Clarksville, Georgia, resident said. “It’s always in your heart.” Brenau has always been […]

Ann Marie Peck: Educational Intervention

Ann Marie Peck, WC '97, BU '01, of Gainesville, Georgia,

After Ann Marie Peck, WC ’97, BU ’01, lost her mother and her grandmother to heart disease, helping others fight the disease became a special mission for her. The mission became even more important when she realized how many of the women she treated as a nurse were in the dark about heart disease. “I […]

Shelia Campbell: Nurse Retention

Shelia T. Campbell of Ellenwood Georgia.

Shelia Campbell from Ellenwood, Georgia, became a nurse because she wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. She has been doing that for many years for her patients in clinics and long-term care facilities. Now with her DNP degree from Brenau, she is focused on finding ways to make a difference for other nurses, […]

Practical Art, Practical Science

To help commemorate the university’s 135th anniversary and to celebrate the opening of the new Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, planners for this spring’s Brenau Gala developed the theme “The Art & Science of Brenau.” That truly captures the essence of the university. The Brenau Downtown Center represents a nexus of that expression.  First, it […]

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