Averett University Unveils State Historical Highway Marker to Commemorate Iconic Main Hall Building

Posted on September 18th, 2017 by Cassie Jones

Averett University unveiled its new state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. At a ceremony in front of the university’s Main Hall, a large crowd gathered to hear remarks from college and city leaders. “Today marks a special occasion for Averett as we honor its legacy by unveiling our new historical […]


Averett University’s Graduate and Professional Studies Program Forms Criminal Justice Advisory Board

Posted on September 14th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

Averett University’s James Hodgson, Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) criminal justice program director and professor, has been working to form Criminal Justice Advisory Boards in the Danville, Richmond, Roanoke, Northern Virginia (Quantico) and Tidewater Region (Chesapeake) communities. The goal is to bring together the leaders in Criminal Justice at Averett and in the surrounding communities […]


Averett University to Offer Free PE Classes to Children through Service-Learning Course

Posted on September 13th, 2017 by Cassie Jones

Home-schooled children will have a new opportunity for physical education (PE) this fall. Two service-learning PE courses at Averett University will provide more than a month’s worth of free PE classes to children. Up to 60 students from two age groups – 30 from grades K-5 and 30 from grades 6-12 – can apply for […]


Averett University Climbs in Rank in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges List

Posted on September 12th, 2017 by Travis Dix

Averett University has reached its highest ranking yet as the no. 17 best regional liberal arts college in the south this year by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, Averett climbed in other rankings, being named the seventh best regional college in the south for veterans in 2018, as well as the ninth-ranking Southern […]


First Responders Train with Averett Athletic Training Students

Posted on September 1st, 2017 by Danielle Staub

The Averett University Athletic Training Department recently held a “Friday Night Lights” training with the Danville Life Saving Crew (DLSC) at the University’s North Campus. Since DLSC is always on stand-by at Averett football games, and to provide the best possible response and care if and when there is an injury on the field, Averett […]


Averett Students Asked to Learn to Increase Their Intelligence Through the Power of “Yet”

Posted on August 24th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

It was standing room only in Pritchett Auditorium when Averett University President Dr. Tiffany Franks asked new and returning students at the University’s Opening Convocation if they believed they could increase their intelligence. And then Franks asked who in the crowd thought intelligence was a given for some, while others would never have it. Correcting […]


Averett Welcomes Largest Freshmen Class to the 2017-18 Academic School Year

Posted on August 18th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

Excitement is high around campus as the rest of the freshmen and returning students will be running to and from their cars and the dorms, moving boxes, seeing new friends and hugging their parents’ goodbye. This weekend, Averett University is welcoming the largest freshmen class the University has ever enrolled. The class of 385 students […]


Averett University Announces 2017-18 Arts@Averett Season

Posted on August 8th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

Are you a bluegrass fanatic? Or maybe Shakespeare is more your style? Perhaps it’s musical theatre that peaks your interest. Whatever you enjoy, Averett’s Arts@Averett series offers this and more. Averett University is excited to invite you to check out and join the University in celebrating the arts with its 2017-18 Arts@Averett lineup, which includes the 1859 Coffeehouse Lecture Series. The […]


Averett University Participates in Virginia Private College Week 2017

Posted on July 24th, 2017 by Cassie Jones

All this week, high school students across the Commonwealth are encouraged to visit the many private colleges throughout Virginia, including Averett Unviersity. An initiative out of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV), the 2017 Virginia Private College Week will be held July 24-29 at 24 participating Virginia private colleges and universities. Participating institutions […]


Averett University Partners with Localities for a First-of-its-Kind Service Year Fellowship

Posted on July 7th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

Averett University is partnering with the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County to create two service year fellowships for recent Averett graduates. The two localities will each host one fellow to volunteer in the region through a year of service to the community at the respective Parks and Recreation Departments. This partnership is the first-of-its-kind […]