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 […]


Averett University Announces 2018-19 Arts@Averett Season

Posted on August 16th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

Do you enjoy a POPS Concert? Or maybe the children would enjoy a puppet show? Perhaps musical theatre is more your style. 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 2018-19 Arts@Averett lineup, […]


Averett University Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

Posted on August 9th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

Averett University today announced it has once again been recognized for its committed implementation of high-impact educational practices, retaining its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. Additionally, Averett was recognized in three fields of study for innovative leadership: business, education and nursing. This is the University’s sixth consecutive year receiving the honor. […]


Averett University Participates in Virginia Private College Week 2018

Posted on July 23rd, 2018 by Danielle Staub

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 2018 Virginia Private College Week will be held July 23-28 at 24 participating Virginia private colleges and universities. Participating institutions […]


Averett University and Virginia Western Community College Partner in First Articulation Agreement

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

Averett University President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks and Virginia Western Community College President Dr. Robert Sandel made history as the first partnership between the two schools became official on Thursday, July 19. The presidents signed an articulation agreement making it easier for students who start their education at Virginia Western to complete their bachelor’s degree at […]


Averett University, SVHEC, NCI Collaborate on Unique Professional Development Opportunity

Posted on June 29th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) and New College Institute (NCI) partnered with Averett University to connect their technical trainers to a unique professional development opportunity. “We have subject matter experts who are practitioners in the technical areas of our workforce training programs, and we want to help prepare and position them to be […]


USA South Hall of Fame feature: Pekka Kaartinen

Posted on June 20th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

By Drew Wilson When Pekka Kaartinen ’82 received an email from USA South Athletic Conference Commissioner Tom Hart this past January informing the former Averett University men’s soccer standout that he had been selected as part of the USA South’s 2018 Hall of Fame class, Kaartinen was surprised. After all, it had been 36 years […]