Never underestimate the transformational power of generosity! That message rings clear this week as I am pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Averett will open a community/university bookstore on West Main Street. Our hope is that this will not only be a gathering place for our academic community but a gathering place for neighbors and friends. It will be a comfortable place-the kind of place in which you want to spend time, pick up a good book and settle into a cozy chair. Read more about this generous gift and our plans for the new bookstore in the story below.
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Gift to Fund Community/University Bookstore
Averett University has received a $525,000 gift to convert a house at 354 West Main Street into a new university bookstore. The store, which is scheduled to open this fall, will include popular and scholarly reading materials along with Averett-related clothing and merchandise. Full Story
Alumni Success: Wanda Jeffress Inspires Next Generation
"My parents gave me wings, and Averett taught me how to fly." Averett graduate Wanda Jeffress shared her inspiring story with Averett students.Full Story
Averett Community Reaches out to Haiti
Students, faculty and staff are responding to the Haiti tragedy with clothing and food drives and fundraising efforts.Full Story
Member of Yo-Yo Ma's Ensemble to Perform
The Arts@Averett Series presents pianist Joel Fan, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.Full Story
Authors on Campus Reschedules for March 1
Due to inclement weather, author Emyl Jenkin's February appearance at Averett has been rescheduled for March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Blount Chapel. Jenkins will discuss her newest novel, "The Big Steal."
Take Me Out to the Ballpark
Wishing for spring? The February start of Averett's baseball and softball seasons means warmer weather can't be far away. Visit www.averettcougars.com for all our spring sports schedules.