Jacksonville Campus Presents Quarterly BSEC Workshop

Representing the Jacksonville campus, adjunct professor Maja Zelihic recently presented “How to Build and Grow Successful Teams” at the second quarterly professional development luncheon workshop at Beaver Street Enterprise Center in Jacksonville, Florida, on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The Brenau Jacksonville campus partners with BSEC to provide these quarterly workshops to assist entrepreneurs in building their local businesses effectively.

Thirteen attendees enjoyed learning about best practices in team building and discussed team issues affecting their businesses and ways to resolve them. Theresa Johnson, BSEC director, provided lunch for all attendees. Assistant professor Erick Aguilar and campus director Alecia Webb were on hand to answer questions about Brenau programs.

Jacksonville Campus Hosts FCHEA Meeting

On Friday, Feb. 15, the Jacksonville campus hosted the First Coast Higher Education Alliance bi-monthly luncheon meeting. Representatives from eleven schools gathered to share lunch, which was provided by FCHEA, and participate in a presentation and Q&A session on the Veteran Administration’s vocational rehabilitation program, by a local VA representative.

FCHEA is comprised of regionally accredited colleges and universities that work in collaboration to increase awareness of the many higher education and professional development opportunities for and within the NE Florida community.

Jacksonville Campus Attends DreamWeek JAX 2019 Inaugural Event

Jacksonville campus director Alecia Webb, Associate Professor Erick Aguilar, and Adjunct Instructor Maja Zelihic attend the DreamWeek Jax 2019 VIP Reception on Jan. 19.

Jacksonville campus director Alecia Webb, Associate Professor Erick Aguilar, and Adjunct Instructor Maja Zelihic attend the DreamWeek Jax 2019 VIP Reception on Jan. 19.

Members of the Jacksonville campus staff and faculty attended the inaugural VIP Reception for DreamWeek Jax 2019 on Saturday, Jan. 19. DreamWeek Jax, a celebration of the City of Jacksonville, Florida as the city of dreamers, occurs each January during the week of the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and National Day of Service.

The mission of DreamWeek Jax is to showcase Jacksonville as the Dream City of the Millennia in culture, arts, business and social progress. It was co-founded by Brooks Dunbar, a Brenau adjunct instructor, and her husband, ret. Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Roy Dunbar Jr., U.S. Air Force, as a way to elevate individuals, groups and organizations in the area by promoting community engagement and cross-communication.

DreamWeek Inc. is a registered 501 (c)3 nonprofit agency with a mission to promote social progress and community engagement through the lens of Dr. King’s dream. Although social progress themes may change each year, this year’s program themes include youth, education, health, women, entrepreneurship and community safety. Brenau’s Jacksonville campus is the featured partner for education. Associate professor Erick Aguilar and adjunct instructor Maja Zelihic will participate in the education panel of the DreamWeek Summit on Friday, Jan. 25, and Jacksonville campus director Alecia Webb will serve as the summit facilitator.

Jacksonville Campus Hosts “Increase Your Deserved Worth” Free Workshop on Nov. 19

Join us on the Jacksonville campus for a free workshop called “Increase Your Deserved Worth” on Monday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Increase Your Deserved Worth FlyerThe financial environment is unforgiving. Those that learn to apply effective asset strategies increase their opportunities to meet their goals. At this workshop, Dr. Erick Aguilar, Brenau University assistant professor and lead in project management and cybersecurity, will reveal what hidden worth you may have in this hyper-competitive environment. You will learn about economic changes, sources of income, financial strategies, stock and retirement investments, and maximizing your deserved return of investment on assets.

Register today at brenau.edu/jax-worth!

Jacksonville Campus Celebrates Non-traditional and Veteran Student Week

Jacksonville campus students enjoy pizza and Brenau gifts in celebration of Non-traditional and Veteran Student Week.

The Jacksonville campus celebrated Non-traditional Student Week and Veteran Student Week on Tuesday, Nov. 6, with pizza and wings for on-ground students and faculty. Students from the MK 715 graduate course also received a goody bag with Brenau gifts.

Terrance Holmes (far left in the image above) said he planned to take his gifts to work to promote Brenau and let his coworkers know about Brenau’s awesome programs. Also pictured are students Kay Smith and Chris Reynolds and instructor David Rogers.

Brenau University/Beaver Street Enterprise Center hosts first professional development workshop

Dr. Hilley presents the Brenau "Business Communications: Essential Skills" workshop to BSEC tenants.

In response to the partnership between Brenau University’s Jacksonville campus and a northeast Florida business incubator, Beaver Street Enterprise Center, Brenau conducted the first professional development workshop, “Business Communications: Essential Skills” on Thursday, Nov. 1.

Dr. Michael Hilley, Jacksonville admission specialist , presented the workshop to 21 BSEC tenants, pointing out that all relationships thrive through a variety of effective communication methods. Workshops will be conducted on a quarterly basis. Participants agreed to provide input regarding future workshop topics to aid them in developing their businesses. Lunch was provided for participants by BSEC director, Theresa Johnson.

Brenau and Beaver Street Enterprise Center announce partnership

Beaver Street Enterprise Center recently partnered with the Brenau Jacksonville campus to provide Professional Development Workshops to resident business owners. The first workshop, Business Communication: Essential Skills, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, following a tenant meet and greet with Brenau personnel. Lunch will be provided.

“This is a first for Beaver Street Enterprise Center,” said Director Theresa Johnson. “Brenau is focused on graduate level business expertise and we are so grateful that they are willing to share that expertise to help our companies succeed.”

Alecia Webb, director of Brenau’s Jacksonville campus, says it’s an opportunity to increase Brenau’s community footprint in Jacksonville and to align with what they see as one of their primary student markets, working adults and those seeking business education and knowledge.

All sessions will be held at the Beaver Street Enterprise Center, a nonprofit business incubator that has helped launch more than 100 new businesses, created more than 2,000 new jobs, generated more than $300 million in economic impact, earned acclaim as Business Incubator of the Year by the National Business Incubator Association in 2010, and produced companies that are included on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing businesses in America.

Brenau offers business programs at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s levels with a variety of concentrations. Brenau University has been serving the Jacksonville, Florida, community for three years and is pleased to offer this additional service in partnership with Beaver Street Enterprise Center.

Leading With Confidence Workshop Series – Jacksonville Campus

Leading with Confidence workshop flyerDr. Valecia Brooks-Dunbar, President and CEO of The Center for Confidence and originator of the Confidence Commander brand, will facilitate a Leading With Confidence Workshop Series at the Brenau University’s Jacksonville campus on Sept. 20, 27, and Oct. 4 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Workshop participants will learn how to master the skills, behaviors and mindset of confident leaders. The workshops are free with registration. We hope you can join us for one, two, or all three events! Register today at brenau.edu/jax-leadership.

Jacksonville Campus To Host LifeSouth Blood Drive – Sept. 18

Did you know, one pint of whole blood can save up to three lives? The Brenau University Jacksonville campus will host a LifeSouth Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. All donors will receive a recognition item and free cholesterol screening.

Jacksonville campus hosts seminar: Workforce Issues in the 21st Century

Panelists at the Jacksonville campus seminar provide insight on workplace issues in the 21st century.

Dr. Maja Zelihic introduces the panelists.

On June 1, the Jacksonville campus hosted a seminar, Workplace Issues in the 21st Century, for area HR and business professionals. Through a panel discussion and multiple breakout sessions, Brenau instructors and business and education partners from the Jacksonville community addressed the topics of Building a Strong Workforce: Trends and Challenges; Workplace Harassment – Then and Now; Managing the Multi-generational Workforce; Challenges of an Educated Workforce; and Truths About Unconscious Bias in the Workplace. The well-attended event received excellent reviews.