Summer 2014

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 […]

2014 Alumni Awards

2014 Alumni Award

The Brenau University Alumni Association named two educators, two public health leaders and a real estate executive to the 2014 class of inductees in the Alumni Hall of Fame during the annual class reunion and “May Day” celebration at the 135-year-old institution. More than 500 people attended the celebration on the front lawn of the […]

Merce Cunningham Project and the Black Mountain College Experience

This year Brenau dance students had an opportunity to work with a student of a pioneer in the American modern dance movement, to perform in New York and to be immersed in a collaborative culture that helped form such artists from the Black Mountain College as Merce Cunningham, Josef Albers, John Cage, Jasper Johns and […]

Death Wrangler

For Daniel Defoe’s two certainties, death and taxes, a financial planner can help with the latter. Heck, there are even iPhone apps for that! But what about Life’s Last Call? That’s where Brenau alumna Holley Kelley applied her journalism background to gerontology. “The inevitable awaits us; but its time we do not choose. So how […]

It’s Not All Sequins and Fun

Genetically, it made sense early on that Cole Spivia would choose a nexus of costume design and theater as her chosen form of self-expression and career path. Her mother is a painter and sculptor who always kept a trove of interesting old clothes, shoes and purses around the house. Her father arguably was singularly responsible […]

2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

Brenau University awarded the first doctoral degrees in the university’s 135-year history on Saturday.

Those doctorates, presented at the second of two commencement exercises on the front lawn of the historic campus, were among more than 735 undergraduate and graduate diplomas Brenau awarded for 2014.

2014 Women’s College Commencement

On a day when news broke that the number of U.S. single-gender female institutions had diminished to 45, Brenau University today conferred 190 undergraduate diplomas to members of the Brenau Women’s College Class of 2014. “The Women’s College is strong, thriving and the heart of our institution,” Brenau President Ed Schrader told graduates and guests […]

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