Parking Closures Friday, May 4

For the Graduation Ceremony on Friday, May 4, do not park on Washington Street from Prior to Boulevard. It will be blocked off with barricades around 1 p.m. Also, Boulevard will be blocked from Washington to Brenau Avenue.

Please note these street closings and park at another location on Friday morning.


Congratulations to our 2018 Employee Graduates

Congratulations to the Brenau employees who are graduating this weekend during spring commencement. Madison Coxworth will receive an A.A. in early childhood education, and Melissa Drury and Robert Shippey will receive MBAs in project management.


George Bagel Interviewed in WalletHub’s ‘Ask the Experts’

Brenau University Director of Career Services George Bagel

Director of Career Services George Bagel was recently interviewed by WalletHub for their Ask the Expects article about 2018’s Best and Worst Entry Level Jobs. He provides tips to new graduates in what to look for when applying for entry level work.

You can read the Q&A here:

Financial Stress Guidance & Advice this Thursday, May 3

The Brenau Wellness Committee and the Staff Development Committee would like to invite all faculty and staff to the second of two workshops regarding personal finances.

At 12:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 3, in Thurmond McRae, Brenau’s Drs. Arun Narayanasamy and Humnath Panta from the College of Business and Mass Communication will offer guidance on the following topics:

  • Retirement Planning
  • Investing
  • Consumer Credit
  • Purchasing Strategies

For more information, please view this flyer (PDF).

Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Meeting May 7

A meeting for Brenau’s Chapter 301 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, is scheduled for all active and inactive members at the Burd Center’s Disque Lecture Hall on Monday, May 7, at 3 p.m. The agenda includes electing new officers for open positions and plans for 2018-2019.

Payroll Procedures related to Time and Attendance

All hourly employees are required to work their standard hours each week. Brenau University policy, FSG 4-03, states that you cannot take unpaid time off without prior approval from the Executive VP/CFO and then only for unforeseen emergencies. Likewise, hours worked over the employee’s standard work week regardless of whether or not it results in overtime pay must be approved in advance by the Executive VP/CFO.

It is the responsibility of the employee and the supervisor approving the time card to ensure that the time card is accurate prior to approval. The Payroll Office will process the employee’s payroll reflecting the time submitted and approved. Therefore, moving forward, the following procedures will be implemented:

  • Employees who have not met their standard hours for the pay period will have vacation time charged to bring them up to the standard hours. If no vacation time is available, the unpaid time will be reported to the Human Resources and Executive VP/CFO.
  • Employees who have wellness and/or vacation time on their time card that puts them over the standard hours for the week will have their wellness and/or vacation time adjusted to bring them down to the standard hours. Please make adjustments to your vacation and wellness time in advance of time card approval.
  • Employees who have not received prior approval for hours above their standard hours will be reported to Human Resources and Executive VP/CFO.
  • Employees who participate or volunteer for a Brenau sponsored event that includes lunch should work with their supervisors to ensure that 1 hour is deducted to account for the lunch hour. These events include but are not limited to the Who Dunnit Savanger Hunt and the Faculty/Staff Awards & Luncheon/Picnic.
  • Employees who participate in a Brenau sponsored event that does not include lunch should remain on the clock.

Questions can be directed to the Angie Graham at or Holly Reynolds at

Free Admission to Frances Meadows Aquatic Center

The HR Office has 12 coupons for free admission to Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. Be the first to secure yours by emailing Kelley Maddox at

Thank You to all the Who Dunnit Teams!

The cast of the Atlanta Got Talent Factor for the Whodunnit Murder Mystery event at Brenau University.

Thank you to all of the Who Dunnit Murder Mystery teams who participated on Thursday, April 26, and thank you to the organizers and performers who made this another fun murder mystery game!

Ten teams participated this year to solve the murder at the Atlanta’s Got Talent Factor competition. The winning team of Dan Odom, Eli Carling, Chip Andrews, Anthony Addison and Mary Johnson was able to solve the mystery and report back first. Congratulations!


‘Sharecropper’s Son’ at Brenau Bookstore

James Southerland’s book ‘Sharecropper’s Son’ will be available for purchase from the campus bookstore next week. Be sure to pick up a copy!

You can also find the book at online retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-a-Million:


Barnes & Noble:


Brenau Tennis Player Named NAIA National Women’s Player of the Week

Peeraya Charoensirisutthikul, a freshman from Marietta, Ga., celebrates winning a point during the final round of the Appalachian Athletic Conference women's tennis championships on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Chattanooga Tenn. Brenau defeated SCAD Atlanta 5-0 to win the AAC Championship. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Peeraya Charoensirisutthikul, a freshman from Marietta, Ga., celebrates winning a point during the final round of the Appalachian Athletic Conference women's tennis championships on Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Chattanooga Tenn. Brenau defeated SCAD Atlanta 5-0 to win the AAC Championship. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau’s Peeraya Charoensirisutthikul, freshman from Marietta, Georgia, was named the NAIA National Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Charoensirisutthikul received the honor based on her performances from April 16-22 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.

Along with Player of the Week honors, Charoensirisutthikul also earned the Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year awards. She was also named to the All-Conference Team, All-Freshman Team, All-Academic Team, and Champions of Character Team.

Charoensirisutthikul lead Brenau to an undefeated season in the AAC, as well as the conference title. Brenau did not give up a single point in three matches during the conference tournament, and the team receives an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship.

Congratulations to Charoensirisutthikul, head coach Andre Ferreira and the entire tennis team!