762 receive diplomas at Brenau graduation ceremonies

762 receive diplomas at Brenau graduation ceremoniesIn ceremonies this weekend Brenau University conferred 786 degrees on 762 undergraduate and graduate recipients – some of whom have completed dual degree programs for both bachelor´s and master´s degrees. All told Brenau awarded 341 graduate diplomas and 430 undergraduate diplomas at two ceremonies at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5. Eight additional students graduated from Brenau Academy in Pearce Auditorium on Saturday evening.

In addition, on the recommendation of the faculty and by unanimous vote of the Brenau Board of Trustees, the university conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree on North Carolina business leader and philanthropist Irwin “Ike” Belk for his extensive leadership and financial contributions to close to 50 higher education institutions in many states, the U.S. Olympics, the American Cancer Society and many other charity and civic endeavors.

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Saturday, May 05, 2012