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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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coffeebreakAverett to Host Fulbright Scholar
We have been selected to host a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Kazakhstan during the 2013-2014 academic year. Professor Sholpan Gaisina is an expert in business and economics at the KIMEP University’s Bang College of Business in Kazakhstan. She will arrive in Danville in mid-August.


coffeebreakLook for Employee Info on the Intranet
In response to a recommendation from BerryDunn's IT assessment, employee-specific information has now been migrated from the external Averett website to the intranet. If you need to complete a human resources or business office form, register for a technology workshop, review meeting minutes, or access other internal resources, remember to use the new intranet site, https://myinfo.averett.edu. Set the page as a favorite in your browser or click the Faculty/Staff link on the home page.


coffeebreakNew Job Postings
There are new two positions on campus that are open and have been posted online - GPS advisor for the Tidewater region and traditional admissions counselor. For more information, or to apply for either of these positions, visit: Jobs@Averett.

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”—Thich Nhat Hanh


coffeebreakDental Insurance Reminder
Please use your Primary Physician Care insurance card when visiting the dentist. The old Delta Dental card has expired and you will get a denial letter from Delta Dental. If you have already visited the dentist you will need to provide your dentist with Primary Physician Care insurance card for them to resubmit.

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SORRY, there are no new Averett Cares stories this week. If you have an story to add to our next issue, please send us this form!


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SORRY, there are no people to announce this week. If you have a new employee to add to our next issue, please send us this form!


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coffeebreakAU Student Spotlight
The Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) Program has a Student Spotlight program. Each month, the academic advisors pick a student from each campus and have the student answer a few questions about his or her experience here at Averett.


Meet Irish Samuels, a BBA student who looks forward to graduating in December.

What is your motivation for obtaining your degree with AU?
I am a single mom and know how education can open doors for opportunities. My children are my inspiration and motivation. I have encouraged my kids to seek higher education as far back as I can remember. I could not encourage them to do better without me doing better, so I enrolled at Averett. My son graduated from college on May 19, with a bachelor of arts degree and a 3.6 GPA. My daughter is a junior at a college in Boston and doing very well with a 3.4 GPA.

What do you most like about your degree program?
The sharing of knowledge and life experience with classmates and instructors is one of things I like best about the GPS Program.

What advice do you have for your fellow classmates and future AU students?
What I consider a good and important tip for fellow classmates and future students is communication. Don't be shy. If something is not clear, ask questions. You probably are not alone. Let your study group become your extended family. Work closely together and pull knowledge and ideas from each other.

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Meet Greg Gearheart '11, who is pursuing his MBA degree. Greg anticipates graduating next spring.

What is your motivation for obtaining your degree with AU?
I worked as a licensed optician for more than 20 years. About ten years ago I began to see that the optical industry was changing and I had few options for advancement. I eventually enrolled in Averett's bachelor of business administration degree program and graduated in 2011. I then decided to return for the MBA program to give myself further options in the employment field. I have moved from the optical retail field into a management position with a manufacturing company. The opportunity for change would not have been there without my Averett education.

What do you most like about your degree program?
I like the opportunity to sit in a classroom with adult students. I have taken many online courses, but prefer the interaction in the classroom setting. The accelerated class schedule can be taxing when you have a full-time job, but it has allowed me to achieve my goals in a timely fashion.

What advice do you have for your fellow classmates and future AU students?
The one thing you can count on in life is change. To survive in life or in business you must learn to handle the constant change.

 

 

 

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In Her Own Words
Meet Loretta Kinnard '13 who graduated in April. She works for HCA Hospitals in patient accounts and has motivated other students to enroll at Averett. Loretta recently took the time to share about her Averett experience. Here's what she had to say.

My primary objective for obtaining my degree was for a sense of accomplishment. Secondly, it was to advance in the corporate business industry. I know some people would say for a better job first, then accomplishment. That was not my case.

I started college in the early 80's and went for a few years and then stopped because "life" happened. So about 33 years later, when the opportunity arose, I returned. The GPS Program allowed me to still work full time as well as fulfill my other daily obligations. Also, the classes were not overcrowded like your usual college classes.

It is never too late, and you are never too old to complete what you have started - as a "Baby Boomer, " I would know! No matter how hard it gets, hang in there, you will get through it.

I am a minister in my local church, a caregiver for my 81-year old mom and I also had the difficult task of burying my brother. Robert Crawford stated that "being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional. " Take this quote with you through every one of your classes when challenges arise.

Now that I've completed my degree, my first plan is to rest! But, not for too long. I might dive back in again for my masters. This has been a life-long goal of mine to complete my education and with one class at a time, accompanied by a few challenges, I did it! To God be the glory!

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Fac/Staff events:

October 23, 2014
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

November 20, 2014
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

December 18, 2014
Staff Meeting
11:00AM

Academic events:

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Please check the AU Calendar for more.

Arts events:

October 1, 2014
Student Art Show

October 2, 2014
Student Art Show

October 2, 2014
Student Art Show

Sports events:

September 30, 2014
Women's Soccer vs. Greensboro College
5:00PM

October 1, 2014
Men's Soccer @ Guilford College
7:00PM

October 1, 2014
Women's Volleyball vs. Greensboro College
7:00PM

 

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1859-Coffeehouse Lecture Series Focuses on Art and Music – Communications in Our Lives

Random Bursts of Creativity

University Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

Averett Earns High Marks from Third Party Reviewers

University Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Danville Regional Foundation













 

 
                 
         

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