Danville Major Sherman Saunders holds up some letters he recently found that were written by his mother to his father while she was in jail.  She had been arrested during one of the Civil Rights protests in Danville in the '60s.  Saunders spoke as part of the University's second annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast on Jan. 16.


One month into 2012 and there are already exciting developments from Averett to report, including:  Colleges of Distinction recently listed Averett among only 10 other colleges and universities in Virginia for 2012, which you can read more about in the story below.

The E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust has generously awarded $500,000 to Averett in support of nursing education.  This brings total gifts for the University's expansion in the health sciences to more than $2.6 million!

During the University's annual Founders' Day Convocation, a restored partnership with the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund was made official through a covenant signing.  Keesee will provide $200,000 in scholarships for Averett students beginning fall 2012.  This new scholarship money will allow the University to help students pursue their dream of an Averett education each year.

The new year is off to a wonderful start at Averett and we look forward to sharing more exciting news with you in the months to come.  As always, feel free to visit us and see some of the things we are doing firsthand.

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Gifts Support Scholarship and Health Sciences Initiative
Recently, Averett was the recipient of $700,000 in the form of two gifts – $200,000 from the Charles B. Keesee Educational Fund and $500,000 from long-time supporter, the E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust.  Full Story 

Averett Recognized as College of Distinction
Last month, the University learned that it was being featured on This is the fourth recognition the University has received from a third-party endorser this academic year.  Full Story

A Lie of a Life
What would you do if by putting your family above everything else, including your honor, your actions killed innocent people? And what if, instead of taking responsibility for your actions you let someone else take the blame?  Such is the life of Joe Keller in "All My Sons," which the Averett theatre department will perform Feb. 23-25.  Full Story

Reserve Your Tickets Today for Dailey and Vincent
The popular bluegrass duo Dailey and Vincent will perform at Averett University Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m.  Begin pre-ordering your tickets now by calling 434-791-5620.  Tickets cost $7.50 and there is a limit of 10 tickets per individual.  Seating is general admission – doors open at 6 p.m. If tickets are not picked up by 6:45 p.m. on the day of the show, they will be released to be sold to the general public.


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