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MARCH 2012

Spring is always a busy of time year at Averett and this month is no exception. We recently welcomed to campus 140 talented high school students from Connecticut to California for Averett's annual Scholarship Day - an increase of more than 40 over last year.  We have five arts events scheduled this month and we hope you join us for one or more of the programs we have scheduled.  It's always so nice to see our friends and neighbors at Averett arts and cultural offerings.  Our spring sports teams are also in full swing.  If you're interested in catching a game, visit for the complete athletics schedule.

Competition recently finished for Averett's Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Team.  Marina da Silva, who represented the University during the Regional Competition at Virginia Tech, was named champion in the intermediate level for the over-fences competition and Hailey Brown was named reserve champion at the novice level for over-fences and novice on the flat divisions.  We are very proud of all of the young ladies who compete on this team!

Thanks to a gift from Mrs. Betty Falk, the Dr. George J. Falk Flight Operations Center will be dedicated on March 23.  We are also grateful for a matching gift from The Alexander Berkeley Carrington Jr., and Ruth Simpson Carrington Charitable Trust, which allows us to begin our search for a director of autism studies.

As always, thank you for you continued support of our students and the University.

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Senator Recognizes Averett for Autism Center
U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner recently recognized Averett for its Carrington Autism Resource Center. In his letter to the University, Warner said "When our country faces challenges, society relies upon role models to inspire success and create hope. The resources offered at the resource center will make a positive impact on the parents, caregivers, teachers and clinicians of children with autism in your region. I commend all those who work to help strengthen the community and improve the lives of others." 

Search for Director of Autism Studies to Begin
Thanks to a recent gift from the Carrington Trust, the University has raised the necessary funds to begin its search for a director of autism studies.   Full Story

A Summer on Capitol Hill
Senior Charles Terrell recently found out he was one of 60 students from around the country who were accepted for participation in the 2012 Institute on Economics and International Affairs. He will spend the summer in Washington, D.C., interning during the day and taking classes at night .  Full Story

A Smorgasbord of Events Set for March
If you're looking for something to do this month, Averett has plenty of events planned that might interest you. We have everything from a piano concert to an opera to an art show and more.  Full Story


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