Dr. Franks Newlsetter

Homecoming at your Hometown University saw hundreds of members of the extended Averett family enjoying the wide range of events that mark this special time of year.We reached out to Alumni, families and community members in more ways this year than ever before.Our Hometown Homecoming party drew more than 240 revelers to the festivities at Danville's historic Community Market.We celebrated 10 years of football at Averett with a 50-0 win over Greensboro College.I think my ears are still ringing with ‘80's riffs from the truly fun get together at our house on Saturday for more than 60 early ‘80's alumni.However, the music I'll remember from this weekend is the beautiful sound of the more than 50 Averett Singers from over the years who reunited for a special presentation on Sunday morning at our memorial service in Blount Chapel.Homecoming truly is about memories - those from good times past and the new ones we make through events like Homecoming 2010.Thanks to all who made this year so special!

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Alumni Inducted into Cougar Club Hall of Fame
Amy Cross and DeMarcus Morrison were inducted into Averett University's Cougar Club Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 2 during the University's Homecoming and Family Weekend festivities. Full Story

Alumna and Graduate Student Showcases Art Work in Jut's Café
For Deborah Oakes, '98, art has always been her first love. However, she majored in biology and worked as a sleep disorders technologist because she believed it would provide her with a stable job.Now, years later, she has returned to her first love and is pursuing a master's degree in art education.Full Story

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Visits Averett
Averett received a visit from Eric K. Shinseki, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, on Oct. 1 in recognition of the University's work with the Yellow Ribbon Program and its recent designation as a Military-Friendly School by GI Jobs Magazine.  Full Story

Full Slate of Arts Activities in October
The University's Fall arts series has a variety of events scheduled for the month of October.From a look at small town life in "Greater Tuna," to a step back in time during the siege and burning of Atlanta, to some toe-tapping ragtime music this month, there's something for everyone.      Full Story.


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