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by Oct. 3 for a Oct. 8 publication.
|Faculty/Staff Giving Campaign|
The faculty/staff giving campaign is now underway - your letters should be arriving in the mail soon. The goal of this year's campaign is to increase participation. By that, we mean you can give a one-time or recurring gift of any size to make a difference. The campaign runs through November 30.
All donors, including those who currently give, will be entered to win an iPad mini. In addition, 10 lucky donors will have the opportunity to throw a pie into the face of Dan Hayes '92 or Buddy Rawley '75.
A special thanks to the 26 percent of faculty and staff who are already giving.
For more information contact Dan Hayes at ext. 17252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Reserve a Van|
Do you need to reserve a van for your office? It's easy! Just click here for the pdf form that must be submitted. Print it, fill it out and turn it in to Ashley Gayles.
|Study Abroad Website|
The study abroad office is excited to announce the launch of a new website to accommodate the growing interest in international education. The website links from the current study abroad homepage on Averett's site. Students and advisers will be able to browse programs via an interactive world map, and find links to a variety of resources including country information, visa applications, scholarships and travel options. In addition, students can now apply, submit paperwork, and make deposits online.
Faculty who are planning a study abroad trip will also be able to list their class on the website and track applications in cooperation with the study abroad director. Please contact Dr. Catherine Clark, director of study abroad and assistant professor, English and French, with any comments or questions.
|HOPE Food Collection|
Our food collection drive for the HOPE (Help Our People Excel) project will be at the next staff meeting (Oct. 23). We will have boxes at the meeting in the multipurpose room for all donations.
|Invitation to Faculty and Staff|
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the second annual Faith & Spiritual Lectureship for free on Friday, Oct. 17 featuring Heather Zempel, discipleship pastor at National Community Church. Zempel is something of a rock-star in the world of discipleship, because she's built such a successful discipleship program in Washington D.C., where the residential mobility rate is higher than any other city in the nation. The lectureship will be held in Blount Chapel, beginning at 10 a.m., and will include three sessions on the following topics: (1) “The Millennial Paradox;" (2) “4 Generation Discipleship” and (3) “Leadership that Connects with Millennials.”
For more information about the lecture, please click here. If faculty or staff would like to attend, please email Wanda Haynes and she will sign you up (faculty and staff registrations do not include lunch or Zempel's book).
|The Problem with Communication|
Our annual 1859-Coffeehouse Lecture Series opens with a lecture - "Communication: It's the Problem and the Answer" ˗ by Dr. Susan Huckstep on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. Make plans to join us as she explores this interesting, and important, topic.
A warm Averett welcome is extended to:
Tyler Brubaker, football assistant coach
Tyler Brubaker joined Averett's football staff in the summer of 2014 as its wide receivers coach and assistant video coordinator. Brubaker comes to Averett from Ferrum College where he played running back and quarterback. Brubaker, a 2013 graduate of Ferrum, is pursuing his master's of education degree from Averett.
Nick Carter, men's soccer assistant coach
Nick Carter joined the Averett men's soccer coaching staff as an assistant in August 2014. Carter played three seasons for the men's soccer team and earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from the university in 2013. He earned a master's degree in sport and exercise psychology at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is currently pursuing his master's degree from Averett.
Mo Chakir, tennis assistant coach
Mo Chakir joined the Averett tennis program as an assistant coach in August 2014. Chakir worked as tennis pro for four years at the Future Stars Country Club in Southampton, N.Y. He also served as a tennis coach at Winaukee Summer Camp in Moultonborough, N.H., and at the Nike Tennis Camp in Boston. He is working toward his master's in business administration from Averett.
David Doino, men's basketball head coach
David Doino was named the Averett men's basketball head coach in August 2014 after serving as an assistant coach at North Carolina Wesleyan College since 2007. Prior to working at N.C. Wesleyan, Doino was an assistant coach at Virginia Wesleyan from 2005 through 2007, where he helped coach the Marlins to the 2006 NCAA Division III national championship. He is a 2005 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan with a degree in communications. Doino is joined in Danville by his wife, Lauren, and son, Anthony.
Keith Goodaker, men's golf head coach
Keith Goodaker was named the head coach of the Averett University men's golf program in May 2014. Goodaker has served as the director of operations at Tuscarora Golf Club since 2012. Prior to that, he served as the director of golf at various country clubs in South Carolina and California. Goodaker coached the Hilton Head Island High School Golf team and was named the 4A Region 6 Coach of the Year. Goodaker is a 1982 graduate of James Madison University, where he earned a degree in business management. He later attended the PGA Business School. Goodaker resides in Danville with his wife, Ashley, and daughter, Elley Ann.
Angela McNeely, assistant athletic trainer
Angela McNeely joined Averett University as its assistant athletic trainer in July 2014. Prior to coming to Averett, McNeely served as an athletic training student with the Shenandoah University men's basketball and baseball teams. Before that, she was a student trainer with the University of Richmond football team. McNeely received her master's of science degree in athletic training from Shenandoah in May 2014. She earned a bachelor's of science degree in kinesiology and psychology from Shenandoah in 2012.
Mary Katherine Pegram, softball assistant coach
Mary Katherine Pegram joined the Averett softball team as an assistant pitching coach in August 2014. She attended Lander University in Greenwood, S.C. and was a starting pitcher at Lander all four years. She graduated from Lander in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree from Averett.
Joseph Roane, football assistant coach
Joseph Roane joined the Averett coaching staff in July 2014 as a linebackers coach. Roane comes to Averett after coaching linebackers for the past two seasons at Bridgewater College. Prior to Bridgewater, Roane was an intern coach in 2011 at University High School in Morgantown, W.Va. He played four seasons at Washington and Lee University. He graduated from Washington and Lee in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in U.S. history with a license and certification in secondary social studies and physical education and health. He earned his master's degree in athletic coaching education from West Virginia University in 2012.
Karmen Robinson, assistant sports information director
Karmen Robinson joined Averett as the assistant sports information director in August 2014. Robinson is a 2014 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, N.C. Robinson worked for the award-winning student newspaper, The A&T Register, where she served as a sports editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief over the course of three years. During college, she also worked as a sports editorial assistant at the Greensboro News & Record and officiated basketball and football for Greensboro Parks & Recreation. After graduating in the spring, Robinson interned with NASCAR and its affiliate, Rev Racing, working in public relations and marketing during the summer of 2014.
Brent Skipper, football assistant coach
Brent Skipper joined the Averett football program in the summer of 2014 as the rovers coach after playing four seasons for the Cougars as a defensive back. He also serves as strength and conditioning coach. Skipper is pursuing his master's degree in business administration from Averett.
Cornelius Snow IV, men's basketball assistant coach
Cornelius Snow IV joined the Averett men's basketball program as an assistant coach in September 2014. Snow played for Averett head coach David Doino for four years at N.C. Wesleyan College. Snow earned USA South Academic All-Conference honors three times in his academic career. He graduated from N.C. Wesleyan in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in accounting and business. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in business from Averett.
Davin Wilson, assistant sports information director
Davin Wilson joined the sports information department as an assistant in August 2014. Wilson earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Radford University in 2011. He is pursuing his master's degree in marketing from Averett.
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