Brenau athletics dept. named for Ernest Grindle

The athletics department at Brenau University has been named the Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Department, thanks to the support of the Melvin Douglas and Victoria Kay Ivester Foundation. 

“We are grateful to the Ivester Foundation for another extraordinary gift,” Board of Trustees Chair Mike Smith said during Monday’s dedication. “Brenau has featured competitive athletics since the early 1900s, and the support of Doug and Kay Ivester ensures this signature component of The Women’s College at Brenau continues for generations and provides a world-class experience for student-athletes and those who visit the facilities.”

The naming honors Kay Ivester’s father, who was born and raised in New Holland. He attended New Holland School on the site now home to Brenau’s Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park (which was named in his honor earlier).