Habersham County Clerk of Superior Court David C. Wall and Brenau Chief of Staff Jody Wall.

Habersham County Clerk of Superior Court David C. Wall and Brenau Chief of Staff Jody Wall.

Incumbent David C. Wall, the husband of Brenau’s Executive Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff Jody Wall, was re-elected Habersham County Clerk of Superior Court May 24.

About 70 percent of the ballots were marked for Wall, who defeated challenger Joan Lewallen Jones 4,662 to 2,056.

“I am so proud of David and we are honored by the show of support from the voters in Habersham County,” Jody Wall said.

Wall was first elected in 2004. He begins his fourth term in January 2017.

David Miller, lead faculty for Brenau’s Health Care Management MBA program, was elected to the Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners on May 24. In a contest for the District 1 seat, Miller received 60 percent of the vote, topping challenger Bill Scott 2,150 to 1,430.

“As you know, we have many challenges ahead,” Miller stated, “but together, we will make this county a better place to live, work and play.”

The newly elected Republican faces no Democratic opposition in the November general election.

The Augusta campus hosts a job fair and a series of professional development workshops this June.

The Augusta campus hosts a job fair and a series of professional development workshops this June.

The Brenau University Augusta campus will hold a community job fair and a series of free professional development workshops next month.

Augusta Staffing hosts a résumé writing workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 2 and an interviewing workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 9.

The Augusta Warrior Project hosts a veterans transition workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 16.

The job fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m on June 18.

All events take place at 111 Davis Road in Martinez, Georgia. For more information, email augusta@brenau.edu or call 706.210.2576.

 

Brenau students, alumni and the general public were invited to a career fair at Brenau’s North Atlanta campus in Norcross on May 19.

Eighteen companies attended the event. Job seekers not only had opportunities to submit résumés and engage in one-on-one conversations about current position openings, but also time to speak with Brenau’s enrollment staff to discuss academic careers.

Brenau is planning several more career fairs in Augusta, Gainesville and Jacksonville. Stay tuned to the Brenau Update for more news.

What does the most interesting woman in the world think of the most interesting man? Find out May 25 as we wish Christie Gregory great success in her new adventures.

What does the most interesting woman in the world think of the most interesting man? Find out May 24 as we wish Christie Gregory great success in her new adventures.

Please join the staff of Office of Communications & Publications in a proper send-off for Christie Gregory, who is “retiring” as design director after nine years at Brenau. Although she will stop punching in on the ol’ Walters House time clock officially at the end of next week, she still plans a full work load pursuing her painting and other outlets for her remarkable creative gifts, volunteering in causes and activities that are important to her, and traveling with her husband Bob.

An outstanding graphic design talent, Christie has made an enormous impact on the way Brenau tells its story and how the world sees Brenau – from the dramatic “four portals of learning” banners that adorn the face of Brenau Downtown Center to award-winning Brenau Window magazine and other publications, to tasteful applications of images from the university’s permanent collection of art.

We’ll gather for wine, cheese and other refreshments on the front porch of Walters House, 305 Boulevard in Gainesville at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24.

Brenau's Fairburn campus hosted a career fair on April 27.

Brenau’s Fairburn campus hosted a career fair on April 27.

Nearly 100 job seekers and 25 hiring companies attended an April 27 career fair at Brenau University’s Fairburn campus.

The event was hosted for current students, alumni and the greater community through a regional advertising campaign with the Fayetteville and South Atlanta Chambers of Commerce and other local business partners. Campus Director Russell Willis said he was especially “elated” to see several Brenau MBA program alumni return to campus – this time, in hiring capacities.

Hundreds attended the opening reception for the 2016 Pan American Championships at Pearce Auditorium May 18, including Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan.

Grammy Award winner Mike Farris and the Roseland Rhythm Review capped off the ceremony with a soulful musical performance.

The best kayakers and canoers in South, Central and North America will compete at Lake Lanier Olympic Park through May 22. The qualifiers are the last before the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

More than 200 Olympic hopefuls from more than a dozen countries are staying at the athletes’ village on the grounds of Brenau University’s historic Gainesville campus during the competitions.

“They are the embodiment of the dreams of all canoer-sprint athletes,” said Pam American Canoe Confederation President Cecilia Farias, “and we wish them the best of luck.”

The No.5 nationally-ranked Golden Tigers’ season came to an end May 19, as the team lost 5-2 to No. 4 SCAD-Savannah in the quarterfinals of the NAIA women’s tennis national championships.

Brenau received a first round-bye and defeated Davenport University 5-0 in the second round of the 24-team tournament May 18.

The Golden Tigers conclude the 2015-16 season with a 10-2 conference record and 17-7 record overall.

The Brenau Center for Health & Well-Being will be closed through June and July.

The health clinic’s last day open is May 26. It will reopen August 1.

Students gathered at the Norcross campus May 4 for a graduation dinner celebration.

Students gathered at the Norcross campus May 4 for a graduation dinner celebration.

About two dozen people attended a graduation dinner at the Norcross campus on May 4. Scott Redmon and Crystal Toombs held a pinning ceremony for each graduate who stopped by the event, which was sponsored by local restaurant Paizanos.

“We had students graduating from education, nursing, interior design, A.A. in liberal arts and business,” Redmon said. “We even had a few of our International students there as well, before they head back home after graduation.”