After beating brain tumor, men’s soccer freshman uses foundation to help those with cancer

Posted on October 26th, 2018 by Travis Dix

By Drew Wilson, sports information director. Nick Price is one of the many talented freshman on the Averett University men’s soccer team, but his odds of making here appeared to be impossible nearly four years ago. “I was 15 when I was diagnosed,” Price said, recounting the start of his journey when doctors discovered a […]


Averett University Student Publishes First Novel

Posted on October 24th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

By Nate Lake, special to the Office of Marketing and Communications He is a senior at Averett University, but James Murphy has accomplished a lot more than just making it to his senior year. Murphy has recently written and published a 704 page novel called Scars of War. From a small town called Providence, N.C., […]


Averett’s Homecoming Celebrations Bring Out School Spirit

Posted on October 10th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

By Nate Lake, special to the Office of Marketing and Communications Homecoming at Averett University is a time of year where the past meets the present and this Homecoming was no different. From spirit week, to the Hometown Homecoming party and tours of the newly renovated Main Hall, students, faculty and staff came together to […]


Averett University to Honor Alumni and Induct New Members into the Athletics Hall of Fame in Homecoming Ceremony

Posted on September 27th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

During Averett University’s 2018 Homecoming Weekend on September 28-30, the University will honor six alumni with Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards and induct five alumni into the Athletics Hall of Fame in a special ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center (150 Mountain View Ave.). The […]


Averett University’s 2018 Homecoming Weekend Schedule of Events

Posted on September 24th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

Homecoming Weekend is here! Join us at our Homecoming events this Friday through Sunday, September 28-30 for all of our Homecoming festivities. We are kicking off our “Welcome Home” weekend with Blue and Gold Day on Friday, followed by a full day of events that leads into a packed weekend! All of these events are […]


Danville Public Schools (DPS) Teachers Selected to Participate in Master’s Degree in Reading Program through Averett University

Posted on September 24th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

Danville Public Schools (DPS) is collaborating with Averett University to provide a Master’s Degree in Reading Program. This program is based on the Division’s need for additional Title 1 Reading Specialists, who require a Master’s Degree in Reading. Federal Title 1 funds are allocated to schools and districts with the aim of improving educational opportunities […]


Averett University Achieves Record Ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges List

Posted on September 10th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

Averett University has again reached its highest ranking yet, now named the no. 13 best regional liberal arts college in the South by U.S. News & World Report, climbing from last year’s ranking at no. 17. In addition, Averett climbed in other rankings, being named the sixth best regional college in the South for veterans […]


New Executive Director in Place at CCECC at Averett

Posted on September 6th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

The Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness (CCECC) at Averett University recently hired Dr. Billy Wooten as its new executive director. The CCECC is the regional hub for linking students, faculty and staff from Averett, Danville Community College (DCC) and Piedmont Community College (PCC) with community partners to create distinct learning experiences and career […]


Averett Opens another Record-Breaking Academic Year

Posted on August 23rd, 2018 by Cassie Jones

The 2018-19 school year promises to be full of possibilities at Averett University. With the University’s largest entering traditional class on record – 381 students, beating out last year’s record of 371 – a couple new academic programs, some ramped-up co-curricular and athletics programs, and two renovated residence halls with more students living on campus […]


Averett’s First Female Football Player Realizes Opportunity is ‘Much Bigger than’ Herself

Posted on August 22nd, 2018 by Cassie Jones

By Drew Wilson, sports information director. Bailey Blake never had considered the thought of playing college football. Even though she kicked for three seasons at Kinston High School, she figured if anything she’d play soccer beyond high school. Yet, a year later, Blake finds herself set to make history as the first female football player […]