Clarification of Paymerang Direct Deposits

We’ve received several questions related to Paymerang so we wanted to clarify a couple of points:

Employees are NOT required to sign-up for direct deposit of expense reimbursements. You may choose to continue having reimbursements paid by check, in which case a check will be mailed by Paymerang to your home address. If you receive an email from Paymerang and you do not respond, you will receive a check by default.

Also, the only people who would have received an email from Paymerang so far are employees who have received more than two expense reimbursements in the past year. Do not be concerned if you have not received any email from them. They should contact you the next time you submit an expense report for reimbursement.

Let Toby Hinton know if you have any further questions by emailing

Upcoming required trainings – Mark your calendar

Mark your calendar for the upcoming required trainings:

Title IX Workshop will be available in Haven from Aug. 21- Sept. 7.

Compliance Requirements Workshop (including data security, FERPA and ADA) will be available in Canvas from Oct. 1-12.

More information to be posted as the dates get closer.

Fall 2018 Arts & Events Calendars Now Available

Copies of the Brenau Arts & Events Calendar for August – December 2018 are now available at the Office of Marketing & Communications, 437 Brenau Ave., on the Gainesville campus. To request copies for your department or building please contact Alison Reeger Cook at or 770-534-6160.

Aramark switches to more sustainable toilet tissue

With Aramark’s continual pursuit to provide sustainable solutions, Facilities has entered into a partnership with Georgia Pacific to provide Compact® coreless toilet tissue and dispensers.

Here are some points below around the sustainability of Compact®:

  • 95 percent less packaging compared to traditional standard roll bath tissue by eliminating cardboard cores, outer wraps and corrugated materials
  • Contains at least 25 percent post-consumer recycled fiber and meets or exceeds EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines
  • No core allows for nearly 100 percent toilet paper usage and eliminates stub roll waste
  • USDA Certified Biobased product
  • UL ECOLOGO Certified: Certified for reduced environmental impact. View specific attributes evaluated at UL.COM/EL UL-175
  • Meets Green Seal Standard GS-1 based on chlorine free processing, energy and water efficiency, and content of 100 percent recovered material, with a minimum of 25 percent post-consumer material
  • Gives 6x the capacity of standard 2-ply rolls of tissue (less run out)

Later this week, Georgia Pacific will begin changing out the tissue dispensers in most common restrooms. In addition to helping our housekeeping staff standardize our product delivery, this will help us provide a more uniform appearance throughout our facilities. Thank you and may everyone have a
great school year.

Learn more about Compact Coreless Sustainability (PDF).

Walking Group Resumes

The Brenau Walking Group resumes at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10. Employees will meet at the entrance to Golden Tiger Way. All those who walk will be awarded one participation point toward the Wellness Participation cash prize.

All University Meeting and Faculty Retreat Tuesday, Aug. 21

Join the All University Meeting & Faculty Retreat on Tuesday, Aug. 21, for all faculty and all staff at every campus.

Coffee and other morning beverages will be served from 8:30-9 a.m. in the Theatre on the Square foyer at the Downtown Center in Gainesville. The All University Meeting will take place 9-10:45 a.m. Staff will then be dismissed and the Faculty Retreat will go from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

For those who need to login to the meeting from the regional campuses, Brenau IT is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Faculty Retreat Morning Session
Time: Aug. 21, 2018, 9 a.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +16468769923,,8274431532# or +16699006833,,8274431532#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 827 443 1532
International numbers available:

Or Skype for Business (Lync):

Condolences to Scott and Danielle Miller and family

Sarah “Sally” Miller, mother of Scott Miller, Aramark Facilities, and mother-in-law of Danielle Miller, director of Special Events, died on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the age of 76.

The family will receive friends for visitation Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4, from 6-9 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, Georgia. The funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at Timber Ridge Baptist Church on Timber Ridge Rd. in Gainesville.

Additional information is available at

Condolences to family of Dr. Billy Hardman

Dr. Billy Starr Hardman, a well-known physician who was instrumental in building the nursing school at Brenau and the medical community in Gainesville, died Monday at 98.

Hardman was born July 13, 1920 at the old Downey Hospital in downtown Gainesville. He graduated from the University Of Georgia School of Medicine in Augusta, now known as the Medical College of Georgia. After medical school graduation, with World War II underway, Hardman joined the United States Army and served his country as a physician in military hospitals from Florida to California.

After the war, Hardman received a fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. In 1948 he returned to Gainesville to open his medical practice at the age of 28. Hardman became the 13th doctor in Gainesville.

He was instrumental in lobbying for a new hospital in Gainesville, serving as chief of staff for Northeast Georgia Medical Center in the 1950s.  He would later help found the Hall County School of Nursing, which became our Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 2, from 5-8 p.m. at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, Aug. 3, at 11:30 a.m. at Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel.

To read Hardman’s full obituary, go to

Fall Schedule for Retirement Consultant Is Posted

Kelly from Cannon Financial will be available to meet employees on the following days:

Aug. 23 (Gainesville Campus)
Sept. 13 (Gainesville Campus)
Sept. 19 (Norcross/North Atlanta Campus)
Oct. 11 (Gainesville Campus)
Nov. 8 (Gainesville Campus)
Dec. 6 (Gainesville Campus)

Kelly is also available to meet via phone for employees who work at other campus locations.

To set up a time to meet with Kelly, please visit

Health Care Open House at North Atlanta Campus

On July 26, Brenau held its first open house for the health care programs on the Norcross campus, including the new Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program, which is scheduled to begin in January 2019 and gives students the opportunity to obtain a nursing degree in as little as 16 months. Over 25 prospective students showed up eager to learn more about the programs.

The North Atlanta campus, which is in the process of undergoing changes to accommodate the expansion of students, is enthusiastic for the commencement of the programs.