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|SACS Approves BSN Program|
Last week, the University received approval from SACS to offer the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. The approval was granted with no stipulations or concerns, which is testimony to all of the hard work that has been put forth to reach this milestone. Averett will begin offering the BSN degree to registered nurses, and the first class will launch Aug. 22.
We are still awaiting approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing to offer a full baccalaureate nursing program for students entry-level into practice and we anticipate a decision by January.
|A Networking Opportunity|
The GPS Program is hosting a number of networking opportunities Wednesday, July 25 in Forest at 315 Brook Park Place. There is a lunch and learn hosted by Marietta Sanford from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Later that evening from 5:30-7 p.m. Lynchburg City Manager Kimball Payne will speak. For more information contact Lee Ann Mahan at 797-8458 or email her at email@example.com.
|Summer Series of Something Part Three|
Always wondered where the Equestrian Center is? This week, you have a chance to find out. The Summer Series of Something will be held at the Equestrian Center Thursday, July 26 from 9-10 a.m. Ginger Henderson, assistant professor and chair of the equestrian studies program, and Kit Oakes, facilities manager, will serve as tour guides. Van transport from the Student Center parking lot will be provided. Plan to board the van by 8:45 a.m.
|July Make it Happen Meeting|
In the July Make it Happen meeting the new Community Outreach and Enrollment co-chair, Joel Nester, presented their new objectives, one of which is enrollment. In order to reach the traditional goal of 1,000 students by fall 2013 they have set a goal of having 390 quality freshmen students enrolling. In order to reach this goal, the University will offer a new nursing program, hire a Baptist General Association of Virginia ambassador, hire additional admissions counselors and increase international student enrollment through cooperative programs.
New Sun Porch sessions will start in November.
|Summer Hours End Friday|
Please note that Friday, July 27 is the last day for summer hours. Regularly scheduled hours return on Friday, Aug. 3.
A warm Averett welcome is extended to:
Alex Sample joined the GPS staff as an enrollment counselor in Central Virginia in April. He comes to us from the University of Phoenix where he was an enrollment advisor in Arizona. Alex is embracing the many changes, which range from working fact to face with students to getting used to the trees and greenery - rain is a novelty.
In addition to a proven track record with enrollment, Alex is a talented artist, working primarily with a technique called reverse painting on Plexiglas. Using clear acrylic sheets instead of canvas, the process is painting in reverse, or painting the foreground before the background. To see this method, and his work, visit his website: www.asample.biz.
He earned his bachelor of fine arts in studio art from Arizona State University with a focus on woodworking, metalworking and art history. He and his wife, Tammy, are enjoying life in Richmond.
Danville native Patricia J. Shelton joins the AU family as the academic advisor for the Central Region where her primary focus will be students from the Charlottesville area. Patricia comes to us from Nottoway County High School where she was a substitute teacher.
No stranger to Averett, Patricia earned her associate degree in 2005 and her bachelor of business administration in 2007. She is currently working on her master degree in biblical studies with an emphasis in Christian leadership at Grand Canyon University. The academic services team and the Charlottesville students are pleased to have Patricia on board.
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