Earlier this week Brenau completed the naming process for the Ivester College of Health Sciences and the Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing by installing outside signage at the Brenau Downtown Center and Brenau East, respectively.
The namings of the college and school followed a series of significant gifts designated for support of health science programs from the foundation created by Gainesville area natives Doug and Kay Ivester, the Melvin Douglas and Victoria Kay Ivester Foundation.
The Ivester-related largess also includes earlier contributions to the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park, the establishment of a scholarship endowment for health science students and a programming endowment that supports bringing internationally renowned speakers and thought leaders to Brenau campuses. Ernest Grindle was Kay Ivester’s father and “Miss Inez” was her mother.
Be sure to check out the signs when you pass the Downtown Center on Jesse Jewell Parkway and Brenau East on EE Butler Parkway!