CoffeeBreak is a newsletter distributed to Averett faculty and staff to keep them up to date on campus activities and information.
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this form by April 25 for a May 2 publication.
|Breakfast for Alumni Employees|
The alumni office and Liberty Mutual are hosting a breakfast for Averett alumni who work at the University on Friday, April 27 from 8-9:30 a.m. in Jut's Café. This is a chance to recognize those who serve Averett as both an employee and an alumnus.
|Faculty Survey of Student Engagement|
Recently, a number of our students participated in a national survey (NSSE) that asked them about their college experience, how much time they spend studying and the types of interactions they have with faculty.
To gain information on the faculty perspective on these issues, Averett will be participating in the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), which is designed to measure faculty expectations for student engagement.
The web version of the survey will be available at www.fsse.org in a few weeks. For more information about FSSE, including copies of the surveys, please visit www.fsse.iub.edu.
|Awareness Walk to End Violence|
April is awareness month for elder abuse, sexual assault and child abuse. In an effort to bring awareness to these causes, the YWCA of Central Virginia and HAVEN of the Dan River Region will hold an Awareness Walk to End Violence this Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The walk will start downtown in front of the Courthouse and up Main Street to Averett where walkers will rest and have a snack before heading back to the courthouse.
Anyone interested in walking or volunteering during the event should contact Karen Ingram, Danville/Pittsylvania County domestic violence victim's advocate, at
|Come Say Goodbye|
A farewell reception for Don D'Alfonzo, who has worked at Averett for 10 years, will be held Friday, April 27 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Jut's Café. Join us for light refreshments as we wish him well!
Dear Averett family,
Thank you so much for your phone calls, cards and expressions of sympathy following the loss of my partner, Lynne Bjarnesen. Your kindness and caring has made a difficult time a little easier to bear.
A warm Averett welcome is extended to:
We are pleased to welcome Alexis Ehrhardt who joined Averett on April 2 as assistant for academic affairs. She comes to us from Danville Community College where she worked for four years as the transition counselor and SDV coordinator. Ehrhardt lives in Danville with her husband, Scott, and their 17-month-old son, Xavier.
We are pleased to welcome Kim McMurtry as the new instructional technologist. She began her duties at Averett on April 16. McMurtry comes to us from Montreat College in Black Mountain, N.C. where she worked for 18 years in various positions including English faculty, faculty technology trainer and executive assistant to the president. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in computing technology in education at Nova Southeastern University.
Coleman Selected to Attend Coaches Academy
Cornelius "Chip" Coleman, assistant head football coach/defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator, was selected by the NCAA and the NFL to attend the 2012 NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy May 22-24 in Dallas, Texas. Coleman has been a member of Averett's coaching staff since 2007.
The Coaches Academy was developed to provide college coaches with less than eight years of coaching experience with the necessary tools, and networking opportunities, to enhance their chances at success in the football coaching industry.