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 […]


Averett University to Offer New Innovative Graduate Programs in Applied Data Analytics and Criminal Justice

Posted on June 13th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

Averett University today announced it will begin offering two new master’s degree programs through its Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) program. A Master of Science in Applied Data Analytics program and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Leadership and Administration program will begin enrolling students immediately for the Fall 2018 term. The two programs […]


Manzano named first head coach of Averett’s recently launched esports program

Posted on June 1st, 2018 by Cassie Jones

Averett University President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks and Director of Athletics Meg Stevens are proud to announce the hiring of Oscar Manzano as the first head coach of its recently launched varsity esports program. Averett was the first four-year university in Virginia to add varsity esports – competitive video gaming with spectators – during the 2017-18 […]


Averett Executive Vice President Honored as Outstanding Alumnus at Alma Mater

Posted on May 16th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

Charles S. Harris, executive vice president at Averett University, was honored during Hampton University’s commencement ceremony with the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus-at-Large Award on Sunday, May 13, at 10 a.m. in Hampton University’s Armstrong Stadium. As a member of the Class of 1973, Harris graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass […]


Fifteen Averett Alumni Educators Honored in Two Celebrations This Week

Posted on May 11th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

For the past decade, Averett University has produced more than 250 teachers in the region who have gone on to be voted Teacher of the Year for the school in which they work. Averett honored this year’s 15 alumni recipients at a reception on Wednesday, May 9. This year’s honorees work in school systems throughout […]


Orbis Education and Averett University Partner to Develop New Accelerated BSN Program

Posted on May 9th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

Orbis Education has partnered with Danville, Va.-based Averett University to develop, market and manage an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in Alexandria, Va. for individuals with non-nursing academic experience. The hybrid program will blend technology and traditional learning methods to enable students to graduate in as few as 16 months prepared to […]


Faculty, Staff and Retirees Honored at Averett’s End of Year Luncheon

Posted on May 7th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

The 2018 Averett University Faculty, Staff, Retiree Appreciation Luncheon was held on Thursday, May 3, in the Student Center. The University honored and celebrated its retirees, the faculty and staff members of the year, faculty who have been awarded tenure and been promoted, and those who received degrees. Averett University’s President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks […]


Spring Commencement Ceremony Celebrates More than 250 Averett University Graduates

Posted on May 5th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

The excitement was palpable as graduates walked the stage at Averett University’s Spring Commencement ceremony. With the stands of the E. Stuart James Grant Center brimming with proud family members and friends, the morning of May 5 will be memorable to many. The 253 graduates range in age from 20 to 77, with six international […]