Planning for Mars and Brenau’s Future

Dr. Gale Allen, NASA, photographed at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC..

Dr. Gale Allen, BU ’91, a Brenau Trustee, believes in investing in the future. As director of strategic integration and management in NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate she is helping to plan the NASA’s initiative to send a mission to Mars. A little closer…

Join the H. J. Pearce Society

Named in memory of Brenau University’s great president, Haywood J. Pearce, the H. J. Pearce Society recognizes a significant group of supporters who choose to echo Dr. Pearce’s legacy of providing extraordinary opportunities for the students of Brenau by creating a legacy of their own. The society recognizes those who…

Planting Tomorrow

Brenau University President Ed L. Schrader, Ph.D.

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson We are here today – both as a university and as accomplished individuals – because of the work of those who have come…

Preparing Education for the Future

Brenau Trustee Jane Patterson Suggs, a 1974 Women's College alumna, speaks with fellow trustee Jim Moore during this year's Alumnae Reunion Weekend on Brenau's Gainesville campus.

Jane Patterson Suggs, WC’74, and her husband, Tommy, chose to impact Brenau University through their estate planning with a life insurance policy. Their approach made sense for them and the university. A life insurance policy for Jane lists Brenau University as the beneficiary and…

Creating a Legacy in Bronze

Jean Westmacott working on a maquette in her home with model Madison Garner.

Sisters Barbara Stockton Perry, WC ’47, and Leeda Stockton Currin, WC ’60, provided the funds for a sculpture to be placed in the John S. Burd Center on Brenau’s historic Gainesville campus. When the art was commissioned to be done by sculptor Jean Westmacott,…

Legacy Giving: Dick & Phyllis Leet

Dick and Phylis Leet photographed at their home on June 6, 2007, by David Morrrison.

Dr. Richard H. “Dick” and Mrs. Phyllis C. Leet shared a six-decades-long passion for books, some dating back to the 1800s. They also shared another passion from the 1800s; Brenau University. Their shared Brenau passion culminated in the creation of a combination of cash…

Why We Support ForeverGold: Joe Wood, Jr. & Rob Fowler

Rob Fowler and Joe Wood pose for a photo in front of a plaque commemorating the donation from Turner Wood and Smith Insurance.

We support ForeverGold, because of Brenau University’s sound vision and unwavering commitment to “lead our future.” As Northeast Georgia’s largest and oldest independent insurance agency we, like Brenau, value tradition while being dedicated to a successful future for our institution, our clients and our community. In our view, the best way…

Getting It Right

Simulator Lab Training: Nursing students Sam Ung and Marie Lacossiere run through an assessment on the iStan simulator

New Simulation Lab Will Strengthen Nursing Skills As boomers retire in record numbers and millennials overtake them in terms of population, the demand for more health professionals to meet projected work shortages continues to grow in the regions that Brenau University serves. Georgia has…

Volunteer Spotlight: Robin Smith Dudley, WC/Hall School of Nursing ’78

The old adage, if you see a turtle on a fencepost, you know he didn’t get there by himself, is a constant reminder to Robin Smith Dudley, WC/Hall School of Nursing ’78, that we need help getting where we want to be in life…