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Coffee Break is a newsletter distributed to Averett faculty and staff to keep them up to date on campus activities and information.

Please send information you would like included in Coffee Break, via e-mail to ecropp@averett.edu Aug. 31 for a Sept. 7 publication.

Pushing Through the Challenges
When she was 16 Melanie Watkins learned she was pregnant, and her dream of becoming a doctor suddenly seemed out of reach. Despite the uphill climb, she decided not to give up, to raise her child on her own and pursue her dream.
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A design and submission process for Coffee Break is coming next month. Faculty and staff who attended the opening meetings learned what is coming but we wanted to share the information again for those who weren't in attendance.
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RAsSpreading Cougar Kindness
On Aug. 12, resident assistants hit the city with one goal - to perform five random acts of kindness in less than two hours. A daunting task for the faint of heart, but our RAs are made of sterner stuff.
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A Trip of a Lifetime
Assistant Art Professor Lee Sandstead has twice traveled the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James). His most recent trip was this summer on his honeymoon with his wife, Rebecca.
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Changing Lives, Building Futures
Pat Williams, senior enrollment counselor for the Graduate and Professional Studies Program has enrolled more than 500 students. Meet Sherlon Ligon-Ayala, one of her most memorable students.
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Shaping Young Futures
Chante Johnson, a MED student, was recently named Teacher of the Year at J.B. Fisher Elementary School in Richmond. Congratulations, Chante!
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Jones Presents at Faculty Workshop
Dr. Stuart Jones, vice president for enrollment management, was the featured presenter at a faculty workshop at Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, S.C. on Aug. 17. His presentation was entitled "No Engagement, No Marriage!" and addressed the key roles faculty play in student success and retention.


Sports Arts Activities
Sept. 1, 4 p.m., Women's Soccer v. Randolph-Macon (North Campus)

Sept. 2, 6 p.m., Volleyball v. Emory & Henry (Grant Center)

Sept. 2, 8 p.m., Volleyball v. Guilford College (Grant Center)

Sept. 3, 12 p.m., Volleyball v. Washington & Lee (Grant Center)

Sept. 3, 4 p.m., Volleyball v. Roanoke College (Grant Center)

Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Volleyball v. Hollins University (Grant Center)

Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Authors on Campus (Blount Chapel)

Aug. 24, Classes Begin

Aug. 30, Last Day to Add/Drop & Declare P/F

Sept. 5, Labor Day (University Closed)