Winter 2012-13

In Memory: Winter 2012-13

Stella Barbara Leach, of Mount Holley, Pa., died Oct. 27. Elizabeth “Lib” Hunter Finger, WC ’38, of Hendersonville, N.C., died on Sept. 16, 2009. Antoinette “Toni” Denman Furse, WC ’38, of Gadsden, Ala., died on Aug. 24. Helen McCamy Dennard, WC ’39, of Dalton, Ga., died Nov. 25, 2011. Helen Dean Wagner, WC ’40, of […]

SGA Mission: Reconnecting with Tradition

Alumni, faculty and other long-term members of the Brenau family recently have raised an alarm that there is a growing disconnect between the current crop of Women’s College students and the many of the traditions that have helped the institution retain its unique character over the past 135 years. However, the 2012-13 executive board of […]

Brenau Introduces Scholarship for Legacies

  The Office of Alumni & Events, in partnership with Brenau Financial Aid, is excited to announce the newly established Brenau University Legacy Scholarship! This scholarship encourages daughters and sisters of Brenau alumni to continue the Golden Tigers tradition as freshmen in the Women’s College. $2,500 scholarship to residential Women’s College legacies $2,000 scholarship to […]

It’s a busy time for Alumni Relations!

First, we are excited to announce the re-establishment of the Brenau Alumni Association. The association’s mission has five parts: To promote the development and growth of Brenau University by providing an opportunity for alumni to serve their alma mater both individually and collectively; To serve as a link between alumni and the University; To stimulate […]

Soccer Scores

The amazing year in which four Golden Tigers teams ranked in the top 10 nationally, Brenau’s soccer team with a 13-5 record finished its fall campaign ranked No. 23 – the first time ever in national rankings. The Tigers were as high as No. 18 in the season, but lost twice to No. 1 Lee […]

FORE! Tee time for Golden Tigers

Although ample evidence exists that some form of the sport existed in China as early as the 10th century, it was not until 1878 that the first record golf tournament occurred: at Wimbledon, England, between Cambridge and the victorious Oxford. Ironically, that same year on the other side of a water hazard known as the […]

Brenau Scholars add extra element of excellence to Brenau’s reputation

A university’s reputation does not come from its classes, its campus or its faculty. A university’s reputation comes from its alumni. When a school’s graduates go on to do great things, both professionally and in the community, the school gains the reputation of an institution that develops young adults into exceptional leaders. This year, Brenau […]

Fountain Blew

In recent years, Brenau Women’s College students partook of the old tradition of celebrating impending nuptials of one of their classmates by tossing the young woman into the front lawn fountain on the historical Gainesville campus. Lately, however, they have had to look first, otherwise they could have treated the bride-to-be to a rather bumpy […]

Low-risk Investment

President’s Message, Winter 2012-13 By the time you read this, one of two scenarios will be playing out: either the United States will have “gone over the fiscal cliff” because government leaders could not agree on a compromise for addressing national budget deficits and soaring national debt; or, we will be learning how to live […]

Miss Brenau Contest Turns 75

“Miss Brenau,” in all of her well-groomed incarnations over the past 75 years, could illustrate a timeline of how women’s roles in society have changed, along with their hairstyles and hemlines.

She first bounded on to the campus lawn as an Olympian “goddess” and then became a “beauty queen” and a “pageant winner” before her current reign, in snappy business attire, over what is now termed a “scholarship competition.”