Averett Pinning Ceremony Welcomes New Nursing Graduates

Posted on May 22nd, 2023 by Cassie Jones

The Averett University School of Nursing held two Nurse Pinning ceremonies on the morning of Friday, May 5, to honor the Class of 2023 in Pritchett Auditorium at the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. These ceremonies, steeped in centuries of tradition, celebrated Averett students who have successfully completed their Bachelor of Science in nursing […]


Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens Averett Track and Field’s New Home Facility

Posted on May 10th, 2023 by Cassie Jones

Averett University today joined partnering Danville Public Schools to cut the ribbon on the new track and field facility that’s been recently renovated in the J.T. Christopher Stadium at George Washington High School (GWHS). Last spring, DPS and Averett announced a public-private partnership for joint use and operation of the nearly $4 million track facility, […]


Nearly 200 Graduate from Averett University in Spring 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Posted on May 6th, 2023 by Cassie Jones

A new class of graduates joined a global network of Averett University alumni today reaching the pinnacle milestone of their college career. The University conferred the degrees of 197 graduates, 160 of whom participated in the Averett’s spring commencement exercises held at 10 a.m. in the Grant Center on Averett’s E. Stuart James Grant North […]


Averett University to Hold Spring Graduation, Announces Commencement Speaker

Posted on April 28th, 2023 by Cassie Jones

Averett University will confer the degrees of more than 200 students at its spring 2023 commencement exercises on Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. Former NFL player and non-profit founder Buddy Curry will deliver the commencement address outdoors from Daly Field in the Frank R. Campbell Stadium at Averett’s E. Stuart James Grant North Campus, […]


Averett University Receives Major Gift for Experiential Learning and Community Service from Bonner Foundation

Posted on April 6th, 2023 by Cassie Jones

Averett University recently secured a three-year enrichment grant from The Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey that will provide the Averett Bonner Leader Program $40,000 annually. Averett’s four-year intensive leadership program places students in the community to serve in a capacity building role for their designated organization. Currently, 36 Averett students […]


Connection and Celebration Headline Averett’s Annual Aviation Day Event

Posted on March 23rd, 2023 by Cassie Jones

Hundreds gathered on Friday, March 17, for Averett University’s Department of Aeronautics’ annual Aviation Day. Held in an airplane hangar at Averett’s George J. Falk Flight Center at Danville Regional Airport, alumni, current students, prospective students and their families, aviation partners and University faculty and staff joined to kick off the day. An impressive showing […]


Averett announces addition of men’s volleyball; Earls named head coach

Posted on February 1st, 2023 by Travis Dix

DANVILLE, Va. — Averett University announced Wednesday the addition of varsity men’s volleyball, which will begin competition during the 2023-24 academic year. Averett also announced the men’s volleyball program will be coached by current women’s volleyball head coach Olivia Earls, who will serve as the head coach for both programs. Averett Ascending campaign leaders Dr. […]


Averett Education Students Create Inclusive Books, Library Materials to Increase Diverse Offerings

Posted on December 14th, 2022 by Matt Bell

Averett University elementary education majors gained insight into the power of diversity in children’s literature this fall. During the semester, students in Assistant Professor of Education Dr. Nina Huff’s reading and language development class focused on “Book Talk” sessions in partnership with Librarian Jennifer Robinson in Averett’s Mary B. Blount Library. Each class was a […]


In Memoriam: Mr. Charles S. Harris

Posted on December 11th, 2022 by Cassie Jones

Charles Somerville Harris, recently retired Averett University Executive Vice President and beloved Averett Family member, died on December 7, 2022. Harris served Averett in numerous capacities for nearly 20 years, touching countless students’ and colleagues’ lives. Harris had a long and distinguished tenure at the University, which began when he joined Averett in 2004 as […]


Averett’s Winter Commencement Honors Nearly 130 Graduates, Features Globally Renowned Diversity and Inclusion Speaker

Posted on December 10th, 2022 by Matt Bell

Connectedness was the central theme throughout the messages for graduates at Averett University’s 2022 Winter Commencement Ceremony today. Ninety graduates participated in today’s commencement ceremonies, including those whose degrees were conferred today, as well as those who completed their degrees in August but walked in today’s exercises. Together, the August and December graduates totaled 129. […]