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Class Notes: Schrader earns 2nd term on college board

POSTED: January 1, 2014 12:11 a.m.

Brenau University President Ed Schrader has been named to his second three-year term on the board of trustees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

“At a time when higher education in the United States is under more scrutiny than ever before and under more pressure to break out of the normal approaches to fulfilling its obligations to society, this service on the board has been quite a rewarding, enlightening and humbling experience for me,” Schrader said in a news release.

He was reappointed to the board in December during the agency’s annual meeting. It’s one of six regional accreditation agencies in the United States, accrediting more than 800 public institutions, private colleges and universities and community colleges.

Schrader will also continue his service on the council’s committee that reviews initial candidacies for colleges and universities seeking initial accreditation, and those that undergo reaffirmation of their academic and administrative abilities.

University of North Georgia named ‘military friendly’

The University of North Georgia has been named a “top military-friendly university” in the 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities by Military Advanced Education.

The guide considered several attributes in determining the list, including the university’s flexibility of online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted, the on-campus ROTC and support provided to families of veteran members.

For more information and to read the report, visit

Schools open back next week

Following the holiday, both Hall and Gainesville schools will reopen.

Gainesville students return Monday, while Hall County students get an extra day of holiday and return Tuesday.

Carly Sharec covers education issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with her:



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