Want to know more about the latest guidelines revisions, upcoming required workshops and summer dining details? You can get the scoop on all of them – plus information on job openings, new hirings, and more upcoming staff and faculty events – by checking out the May 2016 Human Resources newsletter.

The latest version is available as a downloadable PDF at http://update.brenau.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/May-2016.pdf

Chair of Interior Design Lynn M. Jones is the recipient of the 2016 American Society for Interior Designers’ National Educator Medalist Award.

Chair of Interior Design Lynn M. Jones is the recipient of the 2016 American Society for Interior Designers’ National Educator Medalist Award.

Brenau Chair and Professor of Interior Design Lynn M. Jones (ASID, IDEC, LEED AP) has been named the recipient of the American Society of Interior Designers’ National Educator Medalist Award.

“The national committee noted her nomination to be one of the strongest ever submitted,” said Jan Gillespie DeLong, Past President of the ASID Georgia Chapter.

The award recognizes Jones for her significant contributions to interior design education. Some of her notable efforts over the years include working with the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, expanding the postgraduate interior design program at Brenau and publishing the textbook Beginnings of Interior Environments.

“I am thrilled and humbled by this recognition,” Jones said. “I have been given many opportunities to create interiors that improve people’s lives and to provide quality education for aspiring designers. Brenau and my colleagues in ASID and Interior Design Educators Council are a special part of those experiences. In particular though, I wish to thank Sandy McGowen, FASID, for her continuous support and initiation of this nomination.”

Jones will be recognized at the ASID Georgia Chapter Gala at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta May 14. She will be presented the award at the National ASID meeting in Minneapolis in July.

OnGeorgia, an online publication from Southern Company, recently profiled Center for Lifetime Study Executive Director Kathy Amos in a feature story about The Wisdom Project.

Launched in 2012, the joint project between Brenau and the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce received national attention earlier this year when the program was featured in The Wall Street Journal.

More than 100 retirees have gone through the seven-session program, which is designed to get seniors more involved in local issues.

“The program provides our graduate with an avenue to use their wisdom and expertise for the benefit of their community,” Amos is quoted by OnGeorgia.

You can read the full article at  http://www.ongeorgia.org/community/local-retirees-give-back-to-their-community.html.

The Wall Street Journal story from last month is online at http://www.wsj.com/article_email/how-one-city-is-tapping-the-wisdom-of-retirees-1458525884-lMyQjAxMTE2NTI5MTQyOTE3Wj.

The Southern States Athletic Conference earlier this week announced two Brenau student-athletes have been selected as conference athletes of the week for April 18-24.

Deishane’ Honeycutt, a senior biology major from Stone Mountain, Georgia, was named SSAC Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week, and Aubrey Fearnow, a junior middle grades education major from Arnoldsville, Georgia, was named SSAC Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week.

Both student-athletes turned in impressive performances at last week’s SSAC Women’s Track & Field Championships in Mobile, Alabama, where the Golden Tigers claimed their fourth consecutive conference crown.

Honeycutt placed first in the 400 meters and 400 meter hurdles competitions and was an instrumental part of Brenau’s victory in the 4 X 400 and 4 X 800 team relays, while Fearnow finished first in the hammer throw and shot put, came in second in the javelin toss and placed third in the discus.

Brenau finished the conference championship 138 points ahead of second-place Loyola (La.) University. Combined, the individual performances of Honeycutt and Fearnow produced 63.5 of the Golden Tigers’ cumulative 249 points.

With graduation approaching, please be reminded that spaces currently used as classrooms, labs, lobbies and offices may be used for other university-related activities over the summer.  Personal items or materials used during the school year for specific classes should be removed from these spaces and/or stored in a safe place once classes conclude.

Please contact Lorene Pharr at lpharr@brenau.edu if you have any questions regarding space usage over the summer months.

The No. 6 nationally ranked Brenau University tennis team finished second in the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship April 23, losing only to NCAA-bound Auburn University-Montgomery.

“Our conference is one of the toughest in the NAIA, so we knew going in it would be very difficult,” said Brenau Head Coach Andre Ferreira. “AUM is a very talented team, and I am very pleased with the improvements our girls have made.”

Prior to matches against AUM, the Golden Tigers shut out Martin Methodist 9-0 in the tournament quarterfinals April 22 and beat Middle Georgia State College 5-2 in semifinals play April 23.

Brenau currently possesses a 16-6 record and will return to Mobile May 15 for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championships.

You can read more about the Golden Tigers performance in the SSAC championship, and Head Coach Andre Ferreira’s thoughts heading into the national championships, at https://www.brenau.edu/news/tennis-finishes-second-conference-championship.

“Today is a very special day,” Assistant Professor of Education Donna Cherveny told the students in Eve Reeve’s fourth grade class at Gainesville’s Fair Street School on April 26. “Today you are all published authors and illustrators.”

Early childhood, middle grades and special education majors in Cherveny’s ED 345, ED 413 and ED 418 classes have worked with Reeve’s students since February to compile the 2016 edition of Tiger Tales, a collection of short stories and drawings featuring Brenau’s beloved mascot Lucile.

The students celebrated the release of the fifth Tiger Tales by donning golden capes (complete with faux tiger tails) and reading their superhero-themed stories aloud. Each student went home with their own hardbound copy, along with a goody bag filled with oranges, pom-poms and sunglasses.

Reeves thanked Brenau’s teaching students for taking the time to help her students brainstorm, draft and edit their stories. “We learned a lot from you and we really appreciate it,” she said.

Fair Street School President William Campbell also had kind words for Brenau.

“It’s so important for students to get teaching experiences in an authentic classroom setting,” he said, “and it’s great to have Brenau’s big tigers working with our school’s little tigers.”

Students, staff and faculty are invited to attend a reading of the winning entries in the 2016 Occupation Haiku contest Tuesday, April 26.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Library Quiet Zone on the Gainesville campus.


The Brenau Athletics Department would like to cordially invite students, faculty and staff to a reception honoring the Golden Tigers Track & Field team for winning their fourth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Championship over the weekend.

A reception will be held in the Lockett-Mitchell Parlor on Wednesday, April 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

You can read more about the Golden Tigers impressive showing at the conference finals at https://www.brenau.edu/news/track-field-team-wins-fourth-straight-conference-title.

Brenau’s Outdoor Track & Field team picked up its fourth consecutive Southern States Athletic Conference Championship April 23 in Mobile, Alabama.

The Golden Tigers collected 11 first-place finishes at the SSAC meet and won the conference crown by a 138-point margin.

“To win four successive conference championships elevates our program to another level and speaks volumes about the quality and character of this team,” said Brenau Athletics Director Michael Lochstampfor.

You can read more about the Golden Tigers’ “four-peat” over the weekend and view a gallery of images from the meet at https://www.brenau.edu/news/track-field-team-wins-fourth-straight-conference-title.