On Saturday, Aug. 18, new students and their families descended on campus - their cars nearly bursting at the seams from luggage, boxes and those must have accessories for their rooms. In addition to moving in, the new arrivals were welcomed to campus through a variety of activities including a performance by their orientation leaders in Pritchett Auditorium.
September is a month of new beginnings and exciting changes at your hometown University. For the third year in a row we have set a record for new student enrollment in our traditional undergraduate program with more than 360 new students joining the Averett family this fall. In addition to welcoming new students, we have welcomed new faculty and staff members with a variety of expertise to our ranks.
I hope many of you were able to attend the ribbon cutting for the opening of Averett’s new Health Sciences Innovative Practice Center and the Riverview Campus Open House. Students are now enrolled in the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) for registered nurses program, which will have a profound effect on the healthcare industry in our region.
In addition to beginning classes for our new BSN degree, we are now recruiting and enrolling students for our new online MBA degree program which will begin in January. This is just one of a number of new academic program initiatives the University has been developing.
I invite you to come by and see firsthand all of the exciting things we have going on, including our first Arts@Averett event – the adaption of "Jungalbook" presented by our theatre department.
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Averett Hits Record Enrollment for Third Year
There's a popular idiom "slow and steady wins the race," and as a university looking to reach an enrollment goal of 1,100 students by 2014, Averett knows that doing things right the first time is very important. For the third consecutive year, Averett's steady and consistent pace has resulted in an increase in its new student enrollment. Full Story
A Non-Traditional Telling of a Classic Story
A family favorite comes to life on the Pritchett Auditorium stage when the theatre department performs "Jungalbook" this month. Full Story
Health Sciences Innovative Practice Center Opens
On Tuesday, Aug. 21, the University, along with 150 special guests and donors, celebrated in style with a ribbon cutting and open house for its Health Sciences Innovative Practice Center at the Riverview Campus downtown. Full Story
Native Son Returns Home to Earn Degree
Brad Bass has lived a life most aspiring actors and actresses only dream of. He has performed on Broadway in not one, not two but three shows, and he has now returned to his hometown to earn a degree in theatre arts from Averett. Full Story
September Provides a Plethora of Arts Events
Mark your calendars now for a full slate of activities this month at Averett. In addition to an adaptation of "Jungalbook," there will be a performance by comedy juggler Mark Nizer Sept. 18, an Authors on Campus Series event with poet Grey Brown and a musical afternoon with pianist Elyane Laussade. For more information about these and other events visit our Arts@Averett website.