Golf Team honors fallen veteran

Golf bearing a tag honoring deceased veteran Purple Heart recipient Ronald Graham.

Brenau’s golf team carries a tag on each bag that honors a deceased veteran. This year they are honoring a Purple Heart recipient Ronald Eskew Brown, the grandfather of Jeff Graham that often drives the athletic bus, and is the spouse of Angie Graham in Accounting. Jeff’s grandfather died four days before his mother was born in WWII. Jeff’s mother gave them his death certificate signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, his purple heart, a military hat and a book on the history of a combat regiment for the 104th infantry with his name in it , among those who were killed.

Donate Sick Leave for Paula Dampier

During a recent, lengthy hospital stay Paula Dampier was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor. She is awaiting a treatment plan. Please consider donating sick time to assist in her treatment. Email requests to donate leave hours to Angie Graham in the Payroll Office at

You can view your current balance of leave hours in the ADP portal at

Brenau Logo Embroidered Shirts, Jackets, Sweaters and Pullovers!

Brenau’s Staff Development Committee is selling jackets, sweaters, polos and more, embroidered with the Brenau logo. The sale runs now through Nov. 21.

A portion of the proceeds from these sales will help support the Staff Development Committee to hold functions such as Service Awards, the End of the Year Picnic, Staff & Faculty Training and more.

Garment options are listed in the PDF at

To order please fill out the PDF order form at

Please submit your order form and payment to Tiffany Wilson at or Gainesville campus mailbox #7 by Nov. 21. Ordered items ordered should arrive by Dec. 15.

Jacksonville Campus Celebrates Nontraditional Student and Veteran Appreciation Week

Nontraditional Student and Veteran Appreciation Week 2017

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Jacksonville campus students, faculty and staff celebrated Nontraditional Student Week and Veteran Appreciation week by enjoying a Nacho Bar, Brenau gifts and  t-shirts. Four of the attendees pictured are veteran or active duty service members. The Jacksonville campus faculty  and staff thank all veterans for their service to our country.

Brenau celebrates Veteran’s Appreciation Week with several events!

Clarence Hicks talks with other veterans and active duty military members inside the Veteran's Lounge on Brenau's Jacksonville campus. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Between our five campuses and online, Brenau University has about 150 students who are veterans. This week, we’ll celebrate these students as well as our faculty and staff veterans in observance of Veterans Day. Honorific events include:

  • Brenau has placed 442 patriotic pinwheels on Owens Student Center lawn, each one signifying a Brenau University student that has a military affiliation. This figured represents approximately 9 % of Brenau students.
  • The College Republicans sponsored an event for students to sign holiday cards to be sent to service members who are outside the continental United States.
  • Veteran employees will be honored with a formal invitation-only luncheon on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Yonah Board Room. This year’s Brenau Outstanding Veteran Award will be presented at the luncheon. If you are a veteran employee and did not get an invitation please contact as soon as possible.
  • The College Republicans are co-hosting a flag ceremony with in conjunction with Military and Veterans Services. The ceremony will demonstrate  the proper way to dispose of a flag. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.
  • Friday, Nov. 10, on the federal Veteran’s Day federal holiday, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join in a bipartisan show of respect and support for our veterans. Wear red white and blue, or any combination your wardrobe allows in order to help honor the veterans.  Please meet on the steps of Owens at 11 a.m. to take a group picture.
  • Our campuses will be honoring veterans in conjunction with their Adult Student Appreciation week festivities this week. Wendy’s donated 100 free Frosty coupons for our online veterans.
  • 90 veterans and their families will join the Alumni Association at a Hawks Game at Phillips Arena on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, to honor their service to our country. The $25 admission includes your ticket, tee shirt and $10 in concessions. There may be a few tickets available if any veteran students or faculty/staff would like to join us. Contact first come first served.

Remember, even if you hate the idea of war, as our 2016 recipient of the Brenau Outstanding Veteran award Brenau Post Master Vern Smedley,  said “Service members and vets also hate war, but we were sworn to serve. We do. Many still do.” Please help us thank them.

Brenau Holiday Art and Craft Market, Nov. 17 and 18

Holiday Art and Craft Sale FlyerYou’re invited to Brenau’s inaugural Holiday Art and Craft Sale. Find the perfect handmade gifts for your friends and family. Items for sale will include original artwork, prints, jewelry, holiday decor and much more created by Brenau faculty, staff and students.

The event will take place in Brenau’s John S. Burd Center’s Leo Castelli Gallery and Banks Recital Hall. The market will run from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, and from 9-5 on Saturday, Nov. 18. This event is free and open to the public.

Do you want to receive ‘This Week At Brenau’

This Week At Brenau is a weekly events list emailed out to students each Friday. Dayle Lane is taking over TWAB and is generating her email list for faculty and staff. If you would like to receive “This Week At Brenau” emailed to you each week, please email Dayle Lane at with the subject “Copy me on TWAB.”

Northeast Georgia History Center Family Nov. 12, Forum, Nov. 14

Home and Harvest

The Northeast Georgia History Center will host two events this upcoming week, “Family Day: Home and Harvest” on Sunday, Nov. 12, and “Forum: The Gold Rush,” on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

Sunday’s “Family Day: Home and Harvest” lets the whole family experience the close of the harvest season and preparing home for the winter in 18th, 19th, and early 20th century Northeast Georgia traditions. The day will include food, music, dancing, storytelling, hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Family Days are held on the second Sunday of each month through December from 1-4 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Tuesday’s Forum will focus on the 1829 Gold Rush, a pivotal event in the history of Northeast Georgia that has had lasting effects on the lands and waters of the region. Hear Dr. Bryan Sorohan discuss the environmental legacy of the search for gold in the mountains and streams in this part of the state. The Forum will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and is $3 for non-members.

Forums are held the second Tuesday of each month through December.

For more information on these events, call 770-297-5900, email, or visit

Health Insurance and Benefits Open Enrollment, Nov. 7-21

In case you missed today’s open enrollment meeting, please note benefits will not automatically renew. All employees who wish to have health coverage for 2018 must elect benefits.

Open enrollment for 2018 benefits lasts through Nov. 21. The presentations below will cover benefits, how to enroll, the Wellness Participation award and the United Way. You can download the presentations from today’s meeting at the following links.


Enrollment Benefit Summaries:

Benefit Summary Dental High Plan 2018 (PDF)
Benefit Summary Dental Low Plan 2018 (PDF)
Benefit Summary_HDHP 2018 (PDF)
Benefit Summary Traditional Plan 2018 (PDF)
Benefit Summary Vision 2018 (PDF)

Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony, Nov. 13

Phi Kappa Phi FlyerThe Brenau Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi will hold their fall induction ceremony and reception at at 5:30 p.m.  on Monday, Nov. 13 at the Brenau Downtown Center Theatre on the Square. Faculty and staff are cordially invited to attend. Initiated members of Phi Kappa Phi may attend wearing regalia.

In addition to attending, please congratulate the following new members:

Faculty/staff members: Kimberly Boyd, D. James Eck, Dr. Amanda Lammers, Dr. Heather Ross and Rosanne Short.

Graduate students: Sandra Amoah, Lori Behbahni, Maybel Brito, April Chester, David Ching, Regina Edmonds, Hayley Gabriel, Jessica Keavney, Jennifer Merrill, Patricia Parker, Deborah Reed-Johnson, Deanna Reiser, Daneisha Sandford, Hope Sinue, Brook Stonecypher and Erica Thomas.

Undergraduate students: Lauren Hayde, Sara Heard, Rhodah Kondo, Jenny Leetch, Sydney Lockhart and Kate Rochford-Price.