Youth with PASSPORT Camp paint the side of a house on Washington Street in Danville. Nine hundred middle and high schoolers spend three weeks in Danville participating in service projects in the community. The teenagers worked with such organizations as the YMCA, Grace and Main Ministry and Habitat for Humanity.

August 2012

I recently had the opportunity to attend one of the closing ceremonies for PASSPORT, which is a mission camp where 900 middle and high schoolers volunteered throughout our community over a three-week period.  I wish you could have heard these young people tell about their experiences serving in our community and the impact their time here will have on their lives.  Even though I have the opportunity to interact with young people on a daily basis, hearing these young leaders of tomorrow share their stories left me inspired with such a feeling of promise for our future.  It was an honor for Averett to be selected to host PASSPORT and our community can enjoy this mission for the next two summers.

In July, Averett received great news.  We learned of our approval from our accrediting agency to offer the bachelor of science in nursing program to registered nurses.  This approval is an important milestone and we are thrilled the University will be able to educate the next generation of nursing leaders in our region and beyond.

August is such an exciting month in the life of Averett University as we welcome new students into our family and welcome back returning students.  As we gear up for a new academic year and all of the excitement that entails, I invite you to drop in and join us.  There is no more exciting place to be at this time of year.

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University Approved to Offer BSN Degree
At the end of July, Averett received notification that it was approved by its accrediting body to offer the bachelor of science (BSN) in nursing degree to registered nurses.  Full Story

Join Us for a Tour of our Riverview Campus
On Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 4-5:30 p.m. we will be holding an open house celebration of our new Riverview Campus (512 Bridge Street) downtown.  Make plans to join us for this special occasion and tour our new facility.

Move-in and Opening Dates
August is one of the busiest months in the life of a college or university as faculty and students return for the start of a new academic year.  The first group of students moves in Aug. 8.  For a full list of move in and opening dates click here.

A Dream Come True
Having the opportunity to study in Wales at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David was everything junior Marie Vernon had hoped it would be.  For Vernon, the chance to immerse herself in British culture was a dream come true.   Full Story

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