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 […]


Averett University Receives Major Gift for Esports Program

Posted on May 3rd, 2018 by Cassie Jones

Averett University today announced it has received a $100,000 gift to support the expansion of its Esports program, in which a multiplayer video game is played competitively for spectators. Bestowed by Drs. Frank and Dugan Maddux, the gift will go toward an expanded, renovated facility space for the team and spectators, as well as funding […]


Prominent Local Business Owner and Community Leader to Deliver Address at Averett University’s Spring Commencement

Posted on April 30th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

Ben J. Davenport, Jr., the Chairman of First Piedmont Corporation and Davenport Energy, will speak to around 250 graduates during the University’s Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 5. The ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m., will be held at the University’s E. Stuart James Grant Athletic & Convocation Center at the North Campus, 707 […]


Averett University and Patrick Henry Community College Partner in New Articulation Agreement

Posted on April 26th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

Today, Averett University President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks, and Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) President Dr. Angeline Godwin, signed an agreement that will make it easy for students graduating from PHCC to become students at Averett. “We are thrilled to enter into this agreement with Averett,” says Godwin. “For our students, an articulation agreement promises […]


Preparing for the Worst: Averett Nursing Students Learn from Disaster Situation

Posted on April 18th, 2018 by Cassie Jones

More than 100 people from five organizations partnered to help better prepare Averett’s nursing students for their future nursing careers. Averett University’s School of Nursing hosted a disaster simulation this morning at Averett’s Riverview Campus, working closely with SOVAH Health – Danville, Danville Fire Department, Danville Life Saving Crew (DLSC) and Danville Police Department to […]


Engage Showcase Displays Student Internships, Service-Learning and Community Engagement

Posted on April 13th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

Recently, the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness at Averett University hosted the Engage Showcase in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center lobby. Twenty groups of students from Averett University showcased their internships, service-learning, experiential learning, leadership and community engagement on April 9. Two Averett students who are also members of the sorority […]