Winter 2016

Coming Soon! Brenau Jumps Sports Training Curve

With the growing awareness of sports-related injuries for all age groups, Brenau envisions new career path possibilities. Soon, says College of Health Sciences Dean Gale Starich, the university will offer an undergraduate degree program in physical training. It will serve as an academic feeder program for the physical therapy and the occupational therapy graduate programs, says Starich, who is also dean of the Sidney O. Smith Jr. Graduate […]

Strength in Numbers

Brenau's executive director of alumni and constituent engagement leads her fellow Winter 2015 graduates in moving their tassels.

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi When H.J. Pearce penned the Brenau Ideal in the late 1800s, he closed with a poignant take on the power of human will, encouraging students to be “serenely confident of the limitless reaches of human endeavor.” Just as Gandhi identified true strength as a direct result of the […]

From playmaker to healer

Brenau Scholar Taylor Bennett

During her junior year on the soccer team at Dawson County High School in North Georgia, Brenau Scholar Taylor Bennett scored 10 goals and had 18 assists. She was the team captain and a first-team selection to all-region and all-area squads. She led the Dawson County Tigers to a Sweet 16 spot in the state tournament and won the […]

Crunching numbers, making waves

Brenau Scholar Emma Jaczko

For Brenau Scholar Emma Jaczko, 18, it’s all about the big picture. An accounting major, the McIntosh High School grad from Peachtree City, Georgia, has long been fascinated by math, science and logic. She loves to evaluate and analyze, determining the costs and benefits of a decision or operation. She was awarded scholarships from the University of Georgia to […]

A ‘novel’ survivor

Brenau Scholar Abigail Sandifer

Brenau Scholar Abigail Sandifer, 18, from Stapleton, Georgia, had an atypical high school experience, bouncing between schools before graduating from Thomson High School. She also battled a life-threatening brain tumor, which caused partial blindness and led to two years of treatments. Although her cancer is in remission and her sight restored, Sandifer still feels she missed significant parts of […]

Fran Clinkscales Tees Off for Second Round

Just about a decade ago, Women’s Wear Daily, The Wall Street Journal and other top publications that cover the fashion industry reported periodically on the latest career milestones for Fran Howell Clinkscales, whose pedigree in golf apparel is “second to none.” That comment came from the chairman and CEO of a top marketer and producer […]

One Egg Every Month

Bob and Gloria Molloy turned the phrase “We drink from wells we did not dig; we are warmed by fires we did not kindle” into the mantra for their lives. By Ben McDade When Robert G. “Bob” Molloy of Gadsden, Alabama, was a soldier stationed in England during World War II, the Army augmented Molloy’s rations […]

The Great Eight

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Brenau Strong means brainpower – raw, energetic intellect and mental agility. To fully understand what that means, take a look at any one of the crop of students the Women’s College has recruited into its freshman class since 2009 through the prestigious Brenau Scholar program. Each was ranked high on the academic scale among college-bound [...]

Rio Chattahoochee

WomenCan International, an organization working to get equal representation of women’s canoe sporting events in the Olympics, says that sprint canoe/kayak debuted at the 1924 Olympics as an exhibition sport with three events each, but of the 12 events now in the Olympics, nine are kayak events and three are canoe events – all three of which are men’s.

New Residence Halls Helps Attract Potential Olympics Athletes for 2016 Pan American Paddling Competition By Karen Rosen In May, 250 athletes and coaches from throughout North, Central and South America will come to the historic campus in Gainesville for the last qualifying event for kayakers seeking spots in the 2016 Olympic Games. Doubling as a […]

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