Winter 2017

Carolina Rucks AlSaedi, WC ’83

Carolina Rucks AlSaedi, WC ’83, retired on May 26 after 27 years in special education with Dekalb County Schools. AlSaedi is currently disabled from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an incurable disease that gets little mention in the U.S. However, AlSaedi believes she has a good number of years left to enjoy. Her first cousin’s daughter, Amber Cannoy […]

Katy Clark, WC ’08

Katy Clark, WC ’08, has accepted the position as the controller for Crocodile Creek, Inc., a designer and international distributor of children’s toys and accessories based in Durham, North Carolina.

Chloe Golden, WC ‘13

Chloe Golden, WC ‘13, received a Juris Doctorate from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in May. Chloe graduated magna cum laude and was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar through the Daniel Webster Scholar Program. She is a litigation associate at Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green PA in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Elizabeth Conoley, WC ’95

Elizabeth Conoley, WC ’95, School of Nursing assistant professor, was named a member of the 2016 All-Southern States Athletic Conference Faculty Team for her contributions to Brenau’s athletics programs. Conoley, who is the Golden Tigers’ faculty athletics representative and a member of the Brenau University Athletics Committee, was recognized at the SSAC awards banquet June […]

Bart Gould, BU ’09

Bart Gould, BU ’09, and wife Rozalyn welcomed their second son, Zander Starr, on Oct. 1. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. Three-year-old Austin loves his baby brother.

Gabby Mathews, BU ’09

Gabby Mathews, BU ’09, former Brenau swim team coach, was selected as a volunteer for the 2016 Summer Olympics in her native country of Brazil.

Mandy Sheppard Volpe, WC ’09

Mandy Sheppard Volpe, WC ’09, in August became executive director of Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, Inc. Sheri Hooper, founder of the Gainesville, Georgia, “children’s museum,” created the first salaried executive director position to accommodate the growth of field trips, birthday parties, daily visitors and the oversight of the organization’s capital campaign. INK is currently located […]

Byronica Banks, WC ’15

Byronica Banks, WC ’15, was named Ms. Wheelchair South Carolina 2016 in April.

Savannah Lee, WC ’14

Savannah Lee, WC ’14, recently completed a company contract with the Portland Ballet in Maine. Additionally, Lee will be a teacher and choreographer for Portland Ballet School.

Back Home at Brenau

Ashley Carter, director of alumni and constituent engagement. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

With just a few months under my belt, I can say that I truly made a great decision coming back to Brenau. I am grateful to be able to serve my fellow alumni as the Director of Alumni & Constituent Engagement. I did not need directions to find my way around campus. It still feels […]

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