Updated Paymerang Instructions

Paymerang has provided a newer, updated version of the enrollment instructions previously provided in the Update. Please download the updated instructions (PDF) below at and don’t hesitate to reach out to Toby Hinton at thinton@brenau.edu with any questions.

Download the revised instructions (PDF) at https://update.brenau.edu/wp-content/uploads/formidable/6/Employee-Enrollment-Instructions-1.pdf.

Carrie Williams Named Rotarian of the Year

Carrie Williams, development data administrator for Alumni Relations, has been named Rotarian of the Year by the Rotary Club of Braselton.

Williams was recognized for practicing “service above self,” for taking a lead role in the club’s fundraising events and golf tournament, for volunteering with projects and being proactive to address problems.


Condolences to Jody Wall and Family

Dorothy Pritchett York, mother of Brenau Chief of Staff Jody Wall, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the age of 89.Dorothy Pritchett York, mother of Brenau Chief of Staff Jody Wall, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, at the age of 89.

Funeral services will be Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m., at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, in Demorest, Georgia. Interment will follow in Habersham Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 9, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

“She was my example in life,” Wall said of her mother. “She taught me everything.”

Those wishing to express condolences to the family online may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.

For the full obituary, visit AccessWDUN.

Condolences to Family of Trustee Emeritus Mary Helen Hosch

Brenau Trustee Emeritus Mary Helen Hosch died May 15 in Gainesville, Georgia, at the age of 103.Brenau Trustee Emeritus Mary Helen Roop Hosch died on May 15 at her home in Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia. She was 103 years old.

A special memorial service for Mary Helen will be held at the Gainesville First United Methodist Church Chapel on Monday, June 11, at 11 a.m.

Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Brenau University and Lanier Village Estates Samaritan Fund. Those wishing to send online condolences to the family may do so at littledavenport.com.

Amanda Lammers selected for CIC presidential vocation program

Amanda Lammers, vice president for student services

Amanda Lammers, vice president for student services, is one of 20 senior college administrators selected by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in a year-long Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program for prospective college and university presidents.

The seminar-based program is designed to help individuals with the potential to serve as university presidents align their personal and professional goals and the missions of institutions that they might lead in the future. The program aims to produce presidencies that are long lasting, highly effective and satisfying to both the individual and the institution. Lammers was nominated by President Schrader to participate in the program.

I became interested in the program because I aspire to be a college president one day,” she said. “I realized this was within the realm of possibility as I pursued my doctorate in higher education administration. I’m so passionate about what I do that I want to make certain my values align with the role of president.”

Participants will engage in two seminars, consultations with experienced facilitators, and a series of readings about the vocation of college presidents and the role of vision and mission in institutional leadership.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Saturday, May 12

wild and scenic film festival flyer

Brenau University is a proud co-sponsor of the Chatahoochee Riverkeeper’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival from 5:30-9:30 p.m. this Saturday, May 12, at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville.

Join us to witness environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities around the world are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic will inform you about the state of the world and inspire you to take action.

The Environmental Expo will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Local groups and organizations including Hall County Master Gardeners, Georgia Forest Watch, and Northeast Georgia Locally Grown, will be showcasing their current projects and successes. This is also your chance to check out the raffle items and buy tickets. Prizes include a kayak from Outside World Outfitters, a north Georgia cabin trip, boat rentals and more.

From 7-9:30 p.m. the carefully curated selection of environmental and adventure films will be presented. The festival is a natural extension of CRK’s efforts to encourage people to act on behalf of the environment. Funds raised through this event will be used to help expand the Headwaters’ Neighborhood Water Watch program. The NWW program helps increase public awareness of water quality in neighborhood streams and provides tools and training for neighborhood groups, schools and others to monitor and protect their local waterways.

All advance (online) ticket sales will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to the Lake Lanier Sunset Cruise event on the Chota Princess II.

Go to https://chattahoochee.org/wsff-tickets/ for tickets.

For more information, contact Hannah Warner at hwarner@chattahoochee.org or 678-696-8866.

Faculty & Staff Recognition Ceremony, Luncheon on Thursday, May 10

The 2018 Faculty & Staff Service Recognition Ceremony and Appreciation Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in Pearce Auditorium.

The annual event sponsored by the Staff Development Committee honors our colleagues for their years of hard work, dedication and commitment to Brenau University. This year we will award 65 employees, including six retirees, with service to Brenau awards and the Hagerman-Thompson Staff Excellence Award.

Following the awards ceremony, lunch will be provided by Aramark on the front lawn of the Gainesville historic campus, beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. There will be music and games so employees are permitted to wear work appropriate casual wear. Feel free to bring your own blanket and/or chair from home.

Will be having our 50/50 raffle and our end of the year raffle for a FitBit personal fitness tracker, adjustable standing desk and $100 Nacoochee Adventures Gift Certificate, so don’t forget to bring cash. For more information, contact Lila Westmoreland at lweaver@brenau.edu or view the event flyer (PDF).

Center for Health and Well-being Closing for Summer

The Center for Health and Well-being continues to be open Mondays through Thursdays until May 31. It will reopen on Aug. 1.

Should any current students or any new students have questions about Health Services forms, center staff will be checking and answering emails periodically at healthservices@brenau.edu.

Brenau University Counselor Gay Baldwin can be reached in case of a mental health issue at gbaldwin@brenau.edu.

Correction: Counseling and Psychological Services Summer Hours in Norcross

Beginning May 14, the Brenau University Center for Counseling and Psychological Services in Norcross will operate on a summer schedule.

Norcross centers will be open:

  • Monday: 1-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Norcross center can be reached at 470-228-8942.

The Gainesville center will clinic hours will not change and are:

  • Monday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Gainesville center can be reached at 770-297-5959.

To schedule a counseling session, call the center, furnish some basic information and your assigned counselor will set up an appointment.


  • Students: $5 at intake; $5 per session
  • Alumni, faculty and staff: $25 intake; $15 per session
  • Members of the public: $25 intake; $20 per session

‘Sharecropper’s Son’ Book Now Available

Dr. James Southerland’s memoir, “Sharecropper’s Son,” is now available on the Brenau Gainesville campus and from online book retailers. You can order your copy at brenau.edu/sharecroppers-son.

If you are interested in a signed copy, you can contact Alison Reeger Cook at 770- 534-6160 or areeger-cook@brenau.edu. All proceeds go to Brenau University.