Jacksonville campus hosts LifeSouth Blood Drive

The Jacksonville campus hosted a blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 17, through the local LifeSouth Community Blood Center. Five participants were able to donate whole blood, which means up to 15 lives can be saved through their donations!

If you have someone or have ever known someone who required blood for a life threatening condition, you understand how important this can be to that person and their family. We hope you will consider donating blood at the Gainesville campus September blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Sellars Gallery. There will be free doughnuts and pizza. Sign up prior to the event, donate and get a $5 gift card to Walmart.

Jacksonville Campus thankful for support

The Jacksonville campus staff and faculty would like to thank everyone at Brenau for their support during Hurricane Dorian. Thank you to Dr. Anne Skleder for her special email of support sent to our students, staff and instructors and to all instructors who are making allowances for those students who were impacted by the storm. Your concern and care is greatly appreciated!

Jacksonville campus hosts resume writing classes for veterans

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On May 29, staff at Brenau’s Jacksonville campus hosted students from Operation New Uniform (ONU) for a resume writing class.

Veterans often find themselves less competitive in the professional marketplace compared to those on a more traditional path. The ONU program assists veterans by providing them with real opportunities after they transition from the military. They focus on changing strategies, growing confidence, gaining skill, and getting results by offering training and development programs, resources and professional networks in a relentless pursuit of professional success for the veterans they serve.

The Jacksonville campus is proud to serve all ONU students in an ongoing effort as they strive to achieve success in transitioning to civilian careers.

Creating Team Synergy: More than the sum of its parts!

On Thursday, March 21, the Jacksonville campus will host Creating Team Synergy: More than the sum of its parts!

The event will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and refreshments will be provided.

Presented by Jacksonville leader and educator Nina Wade, this free workshop will provide attendees innovative techniques to strengthen team performance and create synergy in any team.

Register at: brenau.edu/synergy-jax today!

Jacksonville Campus to Host Blood Drive

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Did you know one pint of blood saves up to three lives?

The Jacksonville campus will host their semi-annual blood drive with LifeSouth Community Blood Center on Tuesday, March 19, from noon-6 p.m. in the Brenau Jacksonville campus parking lot at 6622 Southpoint Drive, S., Jacksonville FL.

Those who wish to donate may make an appointment at donors.lifesouth.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/586476.

Walk-ins are also welcome.

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.