If you are a rather tall black male in the Middle East or northern Europe, you will be noticed. 2013 Brenau business graduate Chris Carpenter brought a world of experience to his undergraduate studies at Brenau.

Christopher Maurice Carpenter, 43, took a bit of detour on the way to the Fairburn campus by playing professional basketball in Finland and Israel for a few years.

“I’m African American and 6 feet 5 inches tall; I stood out in Finland and Israel,” Carpenter says with a laugh. Now, his Brenau University graduation day will be the same week as his 18-year-old daughter Cha'ntylle graduates from Sandy Creek High School near their home in Tyrone, Ga. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts in operations management and a Bachelor of Arts in human resource management. His unorthodox path prepared him for the career he wants in logistics.

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