Friends and Students Give Clara Martin Endowed Scholarship a Boost

Clara Martin smiles as her daughter Dorothy “Dottie” Martin Corey, WC ’78, sits behind her during an event celebrating her during the Brenau University Alumnae Reunion Weekend on Saturday, April 16, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Friends and former students of Clara Martin in recent months have contributed more than $10,000 in gifts and pledges to the Clara Martin Endowed Scholarship, which provides financial support to students interested in journalism. Martin taught at Brenau for three decades. She established the…

Wells, WC’26 Honored Through Music Scholarship

William L. Wells of Mayfield, Kentucky, continues to honor his mother through the Elizabeth Lochridge Wells Endowed Music Scholarship Fund he established in 1999. Elizabeth Wells, WC ’26, was recognized as a musical prodigy, giving piano concerts as early as age 12. She also attended the…

Why We Support ForeverGold: Dr. Wiley S. Black and Judith S. Black

Judy and Wiley Black pose for a photo in the Brenau nursing simulation lab at Brenau East. Wiley worked as a vascular surgeon and Judy was a nurse. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

We support Brenau University and the ForeverGold campaign efforts because we have seen what a difference having a university of Brenau’s caliber has made in our community and how it has personally enriched our lives. We especially enjoy the arts, from Brenau’s wonderful art collection to its annual theater productions that…

Campaign Goal: $40 Million

Remaining Campaign Priorities Certificate in Women’s Leadership $50,000 named endowments Women’s College Summer Leadership Institute $50,000 named endowments Women’s Leadership Colloquium $50,000 endowed named lectures $25,000 one-time named sponsorship Annual Extraordinary Women Speaker Series $500,000 named endowment $250,000 named one-semester endowment $15,000 one-time named…

VOLUNTEER Spotlight: Frances “Shay” Stafford, WC ’69

Frances “Shay” Stafford, WC ’69

When in conversation with Frances “Shay” Stafford, WC ’69, it’s readily apparent that family, faith, community and Brenau University are the foundations of her life. “I felt so blessed to grow up in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and then go to school at Brenau University in…

Message from the President

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

ForeverGold aims to increase scholarships Scholarships and grants are an essential way that Brenau’s students pay for education. Through sound investments and generous gifts, Brenau provides financial support that averages 43 percent of tuition, room and board. This large percentage of support pleases me…

Campaign Goal: $40 Million

NEED- AND MERIT-BASED AID FILLS CRITICAL NEED You can help Brenau attract and retain highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students by establishing or contributing to need- or merit-based scholarships or graduate fellowships. Contact Matt Thomas at mthomas@brenau.edu or 770.718.5309 to find out how you can support Brenau students. Few…

Liberty Utilities Supports Columbus Students and Golden Tigers

Liberty Utilities has given two gifts totaling $15,000 for student scholarships and Brenau athletics sponsorship. Headquartered in Columbus, Georgia, the major natural gas provider in Gainesville, Georgia, gave a $5,000 scholarship to assist Brenau University students from the Columbus area. Liberty Utilities also signed…

Volunteer Spotlight: Lorry Schrage

We’ve all received the gift of being put on this earth, and we all need to pay our dues for the privilege. Lawrence “Lorry” Schrage grew up hearing his dad, Bill, repeat these words, which made a lasting impression. Schrage believes he was fortunate…

Volunteer Spotlight: Carole Ann Carter Daniel

Generosity and community involvement are as much of Gainesville native Carole Ann Carter Daniel’s essence as are her boundless energy and keen business acumen. “As I grew up in Gainesville, I was very much aware of the needs of many as well as the generosity of so many others,”…