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Here is what parents have to say about Averett:

We, the family of the triplets – Krystal, Kristen, and Kristopher Echols, salute Averett University for joining us on our journey as we support them in pursuing their aspirations. Knowing that Averett University is committed to a tradition of excellence and success, we are excited about them being in a collegial environment, which supports them as they develop into future leaders in our ever-changing global society. 

As freshmen at Averett University, the triplets receive quality instruction in small classroom settings from scholars and actively participate in campus activities.  Krystal, a music major, enjoys her passion for music in classes under the leadership of Dr. Allen. She shares her rewarding experiences with family and friends. Kristen, an accounting major, has a very outgoing personality and is a member of the Averett Singers and a peer tutor in math and English. She was elated when they performed at the Ascension Lutheran Church. Kris, a Computer Science major, is known as Senator Kris in the Student Government Association and is the technological wizard of the three. 

Our family thanks Nancy Clark and the Financial Aid Department, Dara Logan and the Admissions Department, and Susan Newcomb, Student Accounts for their collaborative efforts in assisting us in making an affordable education possible for the triplets. Dreams do come true!

The Family of the Triplets


I first began in 1979 to work with the Financial Aid staff at what was then Averett College. My father suffered a stroke in my junior year and that came to have a significant financial impact on my senior year. I met several times with the Financial Aid staff and they took the time to research scholarship and aid options. Out of their efforts, I was able to enter my senior year and graduate in 1980 as I had originally planned

Twenty-six years later I found myself again talking with the Financial Aid staff as our daughter wanted to attend Averett. The staff was most helpful in offering us the resources through scholarships and loans that made it possible for Kristen to attend Averett. They did much of the processing themselves, allowing us to pursue others options beyond the University setting. Out of their efforts, Kristen was able to attend Averett and pursue her educational goals.

Danny Koger, Class of 1980
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