2020 Homecoming Award Recipients Named at Averett University

Posted on October 19th, 2020 by Matt Bell

For the first time in Averett University’s history, alumni and Averett friends across the world celebrated the annual homecoming traditions virtually with “Averett University 2020 Homecoming @ Home.” “We were disappointed we could not all gather together and celebrate Homecoming in person this year, but take solace in knowing that so many hold Averett near […]


‘Virtual is here to stay:’ Pandemic Ushers in New Job Preparation Methods

Posted on October 12th, 2020 by Matt Bell

When virtual meetings took the world by storm following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness at Averett University seized the opportunity to learn how it could better prepare students for job interviews and resume building in a virtual setting. This semester, career preparation options for Averett students continue to […]


Averett University Renames its North Campus, Namesake of Mrs. E. Stuart James Grant

Posted on October 6th, 2020 by Cassie Jones

Averett University today announced that it has renamed its North Campus to the Averett University E. Stuart James Grant North Campus. The Mount Cross Road campus is home to Averett Athletics. The E. Stuart James Grant Charitable Trust, established in 1992 and administered by American National Bank and Trust Co., has provided the University with […]


Averett University and Danville Community College Partner in Sociology/Criminal Justice Articulation Agreement

Posted on September 30th, 2020 by Matt Bell

Averett University President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks and Danville Community College (DCC) President Dr. Jackie Gill Powell have signed an articulation agreement and a community educational partnership agreement between the two schools in order to make the transfer process to Averett smooth for graduates of DCC. This is the tenth criminal justice articulation agreement that […]


Seniors Participate in Annual Pinning Tradition at Averett

Posted on September 25th, 2020 by Matt Bell

The rain nor a pandemic could prevent Averett seniors from participating in a time-honored tradition of Senior Pinning. “No drizzle will stop us. Here we are all spread out and masked up, just the way careful, smart and caring people should be in these historic and challenging times,” Franks said. “The kind of resourcefulness and […]


Averett Students Take Part in the First French Service-Learning Class at Local Museum

Posted on September 23rd, 2020 by Matt Bell

Averett University French students could recently be heard at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History reading excerpts of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince from the Perkinson Rose Garden. It’s all part of a service-learning project created by Averett University Associate Professor of French and English Dr. Catherine Clark for the French students. […]


Two Averett Education Students Receive $10K Scholarships

Posted on September 17th, 2020 by Matt Bell

The Education Department at Averett University held their bi-annual Celebration of Success program Monday, Sept. 7, to recognize scholarship winners, program milestones and Kappa Delta Phi inductions. Among the scholarship winners this academic year are two Averett University education students who learned recently they received $10,000 each from the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program. Kaitlyn […]


Opening Convocation Marks a ‘New and Historic Semester’ at Averett University

Posted on September 15th, 2020 by Matt Bell

Messages of unity and care for others filled today’s 162nd Opening Convocation at Averett University. For the first time, the annual ceremony was held on Daly Field in the Frank R. Campbell Stadium on Averett’s North Campus. More than 150 students, faculty, staff and alumni attended in true pandemic fashion – socially distanced and wearing […]


Averett University Ranked Among Top 20 of Best Regional Colleges by U.S. News & World Report

Posted on September 14th, 2020 by Cassie Jones

University also recognized as a best college for veterans and upward social mobility Averett University continues to rank within the top 20 of the best regional liberal arts colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Ranked as No. 18, Averett continues to be the highest ranking of only three Virginia schools from […]


Homecoming @ Home: Averett’s 2020 Homecoming Goes Virtual

Posted on September 9th, 2020 by Matt Bell

Students, employees, alumni and friends are invited to celebrate Averett University’s Homecoming at home this year, tuning in all weekend long for a number of exciting online events. As part of an ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of Averett’s 2020 Homecoming weekend events will be held virtually this year. Themed as the Roaring […]