Averett University Keeping Lights Up for Health Care Heroes

Posted on January 7th, 2021 by Cassie Jones

This January, Averett University will be keeping its holiday lights up throughout the month to honor local health care heroes. As part of the “Keep Your Lights Up for Healthcare Heroes” campaign launched by HCA Virginia, the University’s Christmas ball lights lining the Averett stretch of West Main Street and Woodland Drive will continue shining, […]


Hindsight 2020: Looking Back at Averett’s Top 20 Stories of 2020

Posted on December 31st, 2020 by Matt Bell

Unprecedented. Historic. Unique. The list of adjectives to describe the year 2020 is seemingly never-ending. Though a year of some of the most strange, inspiring and tumultuous moments across the globe, At Averett, we have not let the challenges of 2020 hold us back. We’ve continued to push through many new initiatives and remained flexible […]


Creative Writing Class gets New Outlook with Service-Learning Project

Posted on December 17th, 2020 by Matt Bell

A creative writing class led by Dr. Charles Wuest at Averett University virtually partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Danville Area during the fall 2020 semester to create a first-of-its-kind creative writing service-learning project between teenagers in the Danville area and Averett students. After learning the Center for Community Engagement and Career […]


Averett Announces Addition of Women’s Golf Program; Cougars to Begin Play in Fall 2021

Posted on December 16th, 2020 by Cassie Jones

Averett University announced the addition of a varsity women’s golf program, which will begin play during the 2021-22 academic year. “We are excited to add a women’s golf program, which will help us provide additional opportunities for female student-athletes,” said Meg Stevens, Averett Vice President, Director of Athletics and Campus Operations. “The addition of a […]


Averett University, Despite Pandemic, Honors Class of 2020 and Graduates more than 350

Posted on December 12th, 2020 by Travis Dix

In an emotion-packed graduation weekend of historic firsts, Averett University recognized the Class of 2020 in two unique celebrations December 11 and 12. In response to recent statewide mandates ordering all gatherings to 25 people or less, Averett reimagined its Winter 2020 Commencement to adhere to all statewide health and safety recommendations while still giving […]


In Face of Uncertainty, Averett Students Continue Giving Back

Posted on November 25th, 2020 by Matt Bell

Since the start of the fall semester, Averett University students from the Averett Bonner Leader Program have continuously given back to the community, including dozens of hours at God’s Storehouse – despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. April Love-Loveless, director of the Bonner leader program at the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness at Averett, […]


Averett Senior Wins 2020 Governor’s Volunteerism Award

Posted on November 11th, 2020 by Matt Bell

Averett University senior Aniyah Hubert was recently awarded the 2020 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Young Adult Volunteer. “For me, this award is huge and I’m thrilled to receive it and represent the Averett community. Being recognized by the governor of the state for helping others means a lot to me,” Hubert […]


Averett Kicks off Fireside Chat Series with Panel Discussion on Resiliency in 2020

Posted on November 9th, 2020 by Cassie Jones

UPDATE 11/16/2020: Due to a new executive order on limited event sizes from the Governor of Virginia, this event will be held on Zoom.  Averett’s Centers of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness are co-sponsoring our first-in-a-series fireside chat on “What Have We Learned about Resiliency in 2020? Lessons from Entrepreneurs, Business, […]


Take Back the Night Recognized at Averett Again this Year

Posted on November 6th, 2020 by Matt Bell

Take Back the Night, an international event that brings awareness to domestic violence and sexual abuse, was observed again at Averett this year. “We are raising awareness for people who have endured sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence and domestic assault. We want to bring awareness and celebrate them for being strong and not only […]


Averett Alumnus Awarded 2021 Virginia Teacher of the Year

Posted on October 22nd, 2020 by Matt Bell

Averett University alumnus Anthony Swann ’07 was named the Mary V. Bicouvaris 2021 Virginia Teacher of the Year during a virtual recognition ceremony earlier in October. Swann, a fifth grade teacher at Rocky Mount Elementary and Danville native said that he was still in shock after learning he had won the prestigious award. “I’m still […]