Dr. Franks Newlsetter

At your Hometown University, December brings the hustle and bustle of final exams, packing up for the long break, and the thrill of new beginnings for some of our students - along with the season's normal sense of anticipation. On Tuesday, Nov. 30, Averett devoted an evening to celebrate the light of Christmas. Hopefully you joined us, as more than 400 students, faculty, staff and Averett neighbors filled Pritchett Auditorium for the University's celebration of Christmas. My hope is that this celebration grows into a community tradition to mark the beginning of this season of light. Speaking of celebrations: on Saturday, Dec. 11, almost 500 Averett students from Danville and our campuses across the Commonwealth will receive their diplomas and join the more than 20,000 Averett alumni. Congratulations to our graduates and their families!

On behalf of the entire Averett family across the country and around the globe, my husband Joe and I send you our gratitude and wish you and your loved ones the best for the New Year.

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The Schoolfield House Booksellers on Annual Christmas Tour
The Schoolfield House Booksellers at Averett University will be one of the homes on the annual Danville Historical Society Christmas tour. The tour will be Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12 from 1-5 p.m. each day. Tickets, which are $20, are available in advance at Invitation Destination, Rippe's, Foxglove and the Brown Bean. They may also be purchased at any of the homes the day of the tour.

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