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May 2013

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Paying It Forward
For many scholarship donors and recipients at Averett, the opportunity to meet each other doesn't come often. This year, Lucille Digges '55 met her scholarship recipient at the Honors and Scholars Banquet and the impact was profound.  Full Story



University Graduates More Than 300 in Spring Commencement
Averett held its spring Commencement ceremony Saturday, April 27. Alumna Margaret Lewis '96, president of the Hospital Corporation of America's Capital Division, spoke to the 309 graduates. During the ceremony, seven students were specially recognized for their academic achievements and community involvement.

To learn more about this year's award winners, please click here .  To view coverage from WSET, Ch. 13, please click here.


Students Partner with Veterans as Part of

This past semester, a class entitled "War in Literature" was offered as part of a service-learning partnership with the local DAV (Disabled American Veterans). The students first read material in class, and then met with local veterans to talk about major themes and hear the veterans' personal experiences. At the end of the class, the students, along with the veterans they had met, traveled to Washington D.C. where they visited the war memorials and more. To view the photo album from the trip, click here.


Averett Breaks Ground on Pritchett Renovations With Style
More than 100 people were on hand to enjoy a memorable groundbreaking ceremony for the $1.65 million Phase One transformation of Pritchett Auditorium into the Pritchett Fine Arts Center. The project is part of our $25 million capital campaign. To view coverage of the event, please click here (WSET) and here (Danville Register & Bee).



Former Cougar Hughley signs with NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jeff Hughley '06, a former Averett football player and star in the Arena Football League, has signed a free agent contract with the Buccaneers.  Full Story




Cougar Club to Host Annual Golf Tournament
The Cougar Club, which supports Averett's athletics teams, will be holding their annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17 at Goodyear Golf Club. The tournament format is a four-player captain's choice. Lunch, which is included, will be served at 12 p.m. For more information about the tournament, please click here.



Alumni Association Partners with Nationwide
The University's Alumni Association has partnered with Nationwide Insurance to benefit our alumni.  Thanks to this partnership, alumni can save with special discounts on auto insurance. For more information, call 1-866-633-5747.



Averett Recognizes Faculty & Staff Members of the Year
The University is pleased to announce its 2012-13 Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Staff members of the year — Virginia, "Ginger" Henderson and  Gloria Robertson.  Full Story


August 1, 2014
Summer Hours Begin

August 14, 2014
Fall Opening Programs

August 15, 2014
New Students Who Did Not Attend Summer Orientation Return

August 15, 2014
New Employee Orientation

August 16, 2014
All Other New Students Return

August 17, 2014
Returning Students Move In

August 17, 2014
International Student Orientation

August 18, 2014
Transfer Orientation

August 18, 2014
Freshman Advising & Registration

August 19, 2014
IDS Class Meets

August 19, 2014
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