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Alumna to Speak at Founder's Day

When Wanda Bostick Jeffress, '81, '92, graduated from high school, college wasn't something she even considered. Instead, she worked at a factory in South Boston. It wasn't until she later ran into a friend who was attending Averett that a higher education even crossed Jeffress' mind. Her friend convinced her to buy a bus ticket to Danville and come for a visit. The rest, is history. Jeffress will share her inspiring story with faculty, staff and students during Founder's Day Thursday, Jan. 21 at 11:15 a.m. in Pritchett Auditorium.

Jeffress, who lives in Halifax, owns a funeral home -- Jeffress Funeral Home -- with her husband. Her husband's grandmother started the business in the 1950's. She has worked full time in the family business since 1999. Prior to joining the family business, she worked in banking and hospital management.

Jeffress, who treasures her Averett experiences, continues to give back to her alma mater, serving as an active member of the Alumni Board.

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