Averett University Announces Don Aungst as New CFO

Posted on April 2nd, 2020 by Matt Bell

Averett University is pleased to announce Don Aungst has been hired for the position of vice president & chief financial & operating officer. He started with the University this month. “After an exhaustive national search,” says Averett President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks, “we found the absolute best person for this position. Don is unassuming and […]


Averett to Drop Test Requirement for Fall 2020 Admissions

Posted on April 1st, 2020 by Cassie Jones

With the recent announcement from the College Board that it was forced to cancel the SAT test-taking dates due to COVID-19 this May, Averett University is waiving its admissions requirement this fall for any test scores for students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. “With the inability to sit for these tests, many high […]


Averett Students to Receive Endowed Scholarship from American National Honoring Former Board Chair Franklin Maddux

Posted on March 6th, 2020 by Cassie Jones

Averett University today announced that American National Bank and Trust Company has established the Dr. Frank W. Maddux Endowed Scholarship for Averett students. The scholarship was created in recognition of Maddux’s 17 years of service on the Board of Directors at American National, as well as his years of service and former chairman position on […]


Nursing Students Participate in Career Fair Thursday

Posted on March 3rd, 2020 by Matt Bell

A total of 36 Averett University School of Nursing students participated in a career fair Thursday, Feb. 27, at Averett’s Riverview Campus. A total of 14 medical companies participated from across Virginia and North Carolina. During the event, students had the opportunity to ask questions, learn about career opportunities and internship and externship opportunities from […]


Students Receive More Than $180,000 in scholarships from Averett University

Posted on February 25th, 2020 by Matt Bell

Incoming and transfer students to Averett University participated in the annual Spring Scholarship Day on Saturday, Feb. 22, on Averett’s Main Campus. During this event, Averett gave away $187,500 in scholarships to 125 students. In order to receive scholarship dollars, students had to be in attendance Saturday. Sara Hodges, campus guest coordinator, said for the […]


Nursing students visit Virginia’s capital

Posted on February 4th, 2020 by Matt Bell

On Thursday, Jan. 30, Averett University nursing students met in Virginia’s capital with Senator Bill Stanley to discuss healthcare issues and expose the students to the legislative process. Thursday was also Nurses Legislative Day in Richmond. During their visit, Averett trustee and graduate Christopher West spoke to the students. West is the chief lobbyist for […]


Averett University Receives Distinguished Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

Posted on January 31st, 2020 by Cassie Jones

The Carnegie Foundation today announced that Averett University has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification for the first time, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement. This distinguished classification has been the leading assessment and recognition of community engagement for American colleges and universities for more than a decade. “Earning the Carnegie […]


Averett University’s Undergraduate Teaching Program Recognized for Early Reading Preparation

Posted on January 28th, 2020 by Cassie Jones

New data and analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has ranked Averett University’s undergraduate elementary education degree program among the best in Virginia for early reading preparation – one of only six programs in the Commonwealth to receive the top grade. The Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies (elementary education) with teaching […]


Averett Welcomes First-Ever Master of Science in Nursing Degree Students

Posted on January 27th, 2020 by Cassie Jones

The Averett University School of Nursing this month welcomed 11 new graduate students, marking its inaugural class for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. The students, all of whom hail from Virginia and North Carolina and already hold nursing degrees, bring decades of health care and life experience to the Averett classroom. The […]


Averett Hosts Harvest Pack Monday as Part of MLK Week of Service

Posted on January 20th, 2020 by Matt Bell

More than 50 volunteers gathered in Averett University’s Carrington Gym today to help with Harvest Pack. The event was held as a part of Martin Luther King Jr. week at Averett to supply meals to those in Danville and the surrounding area. Throughout the day students, faculty and staff volunteering learned how Harvest Pack reaches […]