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 […]


Founders’ Day 2020 at Averett

Posted on January 16th, 2020 by Matt Bell

The annual Founders’ Day at Averett University was held Thursday, Jan. 16, with students, faculty, staff, alumni and board members in attendance. Averett President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks shared with those in attendance some of the unique moments in the school’s 161-year history. Franks said tuition in 1859 was $12.50 for those pursuing an English […]


Averett Junior Named South Boston Speedway Social Media Director

Posted on January 14th, 2020 by Cassie Jones

Averett University junior Grayson Eaton was officially named as South Boston Speedway’s director of social media operations during an annual banquet held Saturday, Jan. 11 in South Boston, Virginia. Eaton, who graduated from Chatham High School in Chatham, Va. in 2017, is pursuing a communications degree with a focus on journalism at Averett University. After […]


More than 160 Graduate from Averett University in Winter Commencement Exercises

Posted on December 14th, 2019 by Cassie Jones

The E. Stuart James Grant Athletic and Convocation Center on Averett University’s North Campus was brimming this morning with joy and pride from more than 160 graduates and their families in the Winter Commencement exercises. The 164 graduates range in age from 19 to 60, with 13 veterans and six international graduates from Argentina, Finland […]


Distinguished Virginia Legal Expert to Speak at Averett’s Winter Commencement

Posted on December 10th, 2019 by Cassie Jones

Elizabeth A. McClanahan, dean (CEO) and the Street Distinguished Professor or Law at Appalachian School of Law, will speak to more than 160 graduates at Averett’s Winter Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14. The ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m., will be held at the University’s E. Stuart James Grant Athletic and Convocation Center at […]


Averett University and VCOM Collaborate for Innovative Program in Applied Healthcare Data Analytics

Posted on November 22nd, 2019 by Cassie Jones

Averett University, in collaboration with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), today announced the development of an exclusive Master of Science in applied healthcare data analytics program. Averett will begin offering the online program in January 2020. Averett launched a master’s in applied data analytics in the fall 2018 term from which this […]


Averett and SPTC Host More than 100 from Region in CyberUp Summit featuring Renowned Security Expert

Posted on October 31st, 2019 by Cassie Jones

“Technology has two sides: a good side, and an evil one.” That’s according to John Sileo, cyber security expert who delivered the keynote address at the CyberUp Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. More than 100 individuals and professionals heard from Sileo and a number of other security […]


Averett Celebrates Partnerships with All 11 Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academies

Posted on October 23rd, 2019 by Cassie Jones

There are 11 criminal justice training academies across the Commonwealth of Virginia which train more than 85% of law enforcement in the state. Averett University is the only college to have a partnership with all 11. To celebrate, Averett’s criminal justice department, which offers a Bachelor of Science in sociology and criminal justice as well […]


CCECC at Averett University Receives Continuation Grant, Unveils Strategic Plan at Annual ‘Day to Engage’

Posted on October 21st, 2019 by Cassie Jones

The Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness (CCECC) at Averett University has been granted a continuation award from the Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) to carry on its work with the region’s institutions of higher education and community members for another five years. With a refined mission and enhanced brand, the CCECC unveiled its strategic […]


Averett Honors Distinguished Alumni, Inducts Athletics Hall of Famers at the University’s 2019 Homecoming

Posted on October 10th, 2019 by Cassie Jones

Next week during Averett University’s 2019 Homecoming festivities, 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. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center (150 Mountain […]