Averett announces addition of men’s volleyball; Earls named head coach

Posted on February 1st, 2023 by Travis Dix

DANVILLE, Va. — Averett University announced Wednesday the addition of varsity men’s volleyball, which will begin competition during the 2023-24 academic year. Averett also announced the men’s volleyball program will be coached by current women’s volleyball head coach Olivia Earls, who will serve as the head coach for both programs. Averett Ascending campaign leaders Dr. […]


Averett Education Students Create Inclusive Books, Library Materials to Increase Diverse Offerings

Posted on December 14th, 2022 by Matt Bell

Averett University elementary education majors gained insight into the power of diversity in children’s literature this fall. During the semester, students in Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Nina Huff’s reading and language development class focused on “Book Talk” sessions in partnership with Librarian Jennifer Robinson in Averett’s Mary B. Blount Library. Each class was a […]


In Memoriam: Mr. Charles S. Harris

Posted on December 11th, 2022 by Cassie Jones

Charles Somerville Harris, recently retired Averett University Executive Vice President and beloved Averett Family member, died on December 7, 2022. Harris served Averett in numerous capacities for nearly 20 years, touching countless students’ and colleagues’ lives. Harris had a long and distinguished tenure at the University, which began when he joined Averett in 2004 as […]


Averett’s Winter Commencement Honors Nearly 130 Graduates, Features Globally Renowned Diversity and Inclusion Speaker

Posted on December 10th, 2022 by Matt Bell

Connectedness was the central theme throughout the messages for graduates at Averett University’s 2022 Winter Commencement Ceremony today. Ninety graduates participated in today’s commencement ceremonies, including those whose degrees were conferred today, as well as those who completed their degrees in August but walked in today’s exercises. Together, the August and December graduates totaled 129. […]


Averett University to Hold 2022 Winter Commencement, Announces Acclaimed Ceremony Speaker

Posted on December 1st, 2022 by Matt Bell

Global speaker and President and CEO Lenora Billings-Harris will deliver the commencement address during Averett University’s Winter 2022 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the University’s E. Stuart James Grant North Campus, 707 Mt. Cross Rd. in Danville. Averett will confer the degrees of nearly 120 students between the Averett Online and the university’s […]


Nearly 75 Area Children Receive Christmas Gifts at Averett University’s Angel Tree Celebration

Posted on November 30th, 2022 by Matt Bell

Around 75 children from the Danville and Pittsylvania County area received Christmas presents this year thanks to donors from Averett University and the community. On Monday, Nov. 28, children gathered in the Carrington Gym on Averett’s Main Campus to enjoy a meal, decorate cookies, have pictures taken with Santa and to open their presents. Averett’s […]


Averett University Introduces New Board Chair, First Woman of Color in Distinguished Position

Posted on November 29th, 2022 by Matt Bell

Averett University introduces its alumna and seven-year Trustee Dr. Annie Wimbish ’81 as Chair of the Averett Board of Trustees – the first woman of color to serve in the role. Wimbish has been a professional leader and educator across the South for nearly 40 years, serving in roles from teacher assistant to superintendent of […]


Catalyst for Future Growth: Career Fair, Graduate School Expo Held this Week

Posted on November 18th, 2022 by Matt Bell

Averett University students participated in a career fair and graduate school expo Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Carrington Gym. Students had the opportunity to explore job openings, internship opportunities and graduate school opportunities for those wishing to continue their education. Averett’s Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness (CCECC) prepared students ahead of Tuesday’s fair by […]


Averett University Receives more than $500,000 Gift from Caesars Virginia to Create Hospitality and Tourism Academic Program

Posted on November 9th, 2022 by Matt Bell

Averett recruits seasoned industry veteran to lead program as inaugural director Averett University today announced a major gift from Caesars Virginia, a joint venture between Caesars Entertainment (“Caesars”) and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (“EBCI”), signaling a significant investment in the hospitality and tourism future of the region. Caesars Virginia is providing Averett with $504,000 […]


Averett University, Danville Police Department Partnership Provides Children in Crisis with Comfort

Posted on November 7th, 2022 by Matt Bell

Averett University’s Sociology/Criminal Justice Department, the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competiveness (CCECC) at Averett, and the Danville Police Department shook hands on Thursday, Oct. 27, on a new deal to bring a moment’s comfort and peace to children suffering from a crisis. The Comfy Cougar Program provides a bag to children from officers […]