Summer 2015

Tigers Swimmers Finish #3 in Sport, #1 in Academics

Propelled by four individual national champions and a strong team showing, the Brenau University Golden Tigers swim team finished third at the 2015 NAIA Swimming and Diving National Championship Meet in Oklahoma City, March 3-7 – the highest ranking in school history. Two weeks earlier, however, the team picked up another honor when the college […]

Emmie 3.0

It is no surprise that Emmie Henderson Howard, WC ’01, won a position on the Brenau University Board of Trustees. What is surprising is how the 35-year-old entrepreneur managed to get as far as she has as fast and as gracefully without having the benefit of a clone. Four years after her 2001 graduation from […]

The Other Half of We

Brenau Trustee David Seng at home in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Involvement in the oversight of Brenau University has become a Seng family affair, as evidenced by recently appointed university trustee David F. Seng’s consistent use of the pronoun “we” when referring to Brenau engagement. The first half of the “we” is David’s wife of 46 years, Erin McCabe Seng, BU ’93, who joined the board […]

Man of Steel

This is a story about a North Georgia man who, over the years, has seen the inside of cells in jails and prisons throughout North America and the Caribbean. We’ll call him “Mike Smith.” Despite his considerable experience with prison cells, Mike Smith, one of Brenau University’s newest members of the board of trustees, openly […]

Lighting a Candle

Lighting A Candle

America faces a shortage of health care professionals across the board. Nowhere is the problem more pronounced than in the rural south. Brenau nursing practice graduate Myron Faircloth is doing something about it. THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES estimates that by 2020, there will be a shortage of 45,000 primary care physicians with demand […]

Meeting Mr. Carter

Meeting Mr. Carter

Women’s College First-year Seminar Shakes Students from Comfort Zones In the spring of 2014, the seemingly indefatigable former President Jimmy Carter published his latest book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power – a well-documented indictment of persecution and prejudice that women still endure around the world. Since the Georgia-based Brenau Women’s College assigns […]

Nigerian Women’s Blunt Talk Makes the Point

Brenau students heard firsthand how continuing the fight for women’s rights is paying off – at least in one country. Twenty-six delegates of the Nigerian Quintessential Business Women Association visited the Gainesville campus to share their stories and answer questions. The social business enterprise comprises women who overcame gender prejudices in Nigeria to create businesses of their own. Association president […]

Now Hear This! Now in Jax!

Outside Views of Brenau's Jacksonville Campus.

Both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education made it official and lifted the strict “Cone of Silence.” Brenau may now begin advertising for, recruiting and enrolling students at its newest location in Jacksonville, Florida, the first out-of-Georgia operation since the early […]

Embodying the Brenau Ideal

From left, Mason Garland, Amanda Smith, Joycelynn Joshua, Danielle Walls and Erin Henderson are the 2014 Brenau Scholars.

Five Brenau Scholars Shine in Academic and Community Leadership ForeverGold provides for more abundant scholarship and financial assistance opportunities, like Brenau Scholars – a Women’s College program designed to attract top-performing academic prospects and put them on the leadership track in and out of the classroom. The university offers full freshman-year tuition, about a $25,000 value for […]

Good Eye – Mason Garland

Mason Garland

Mason Garland had to dissect a cow’s eye in a Jackson County High School science class. The level of the “Yuk!” factor her classmates expressed paled in comparison to the enthusiasm the Hochston, Georgia, native expressed. Brenau pitched the Brenau Scholars opportunity her way, and Garland connected with a home-run swing. Brenau not only offered an outstanding health sciences program, but also provided […]