Averett University Presents First-Ever President’s Service Award to Local Civil Rights and Faith Leader at Founders’ Day

Posted on January 17th, 2019 by Danielle Staub

At its annual Founders’ Day event, Averett University bestowed a first-ever prestigious award to a prominent local alumnus. The new President’s Service Award was presented to Reverend Lawrence G. Campbell, Sr. ’73 by Averett President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks. The President’s Service Award is a new recognition for those who have shown exemplary service to Averett […]


Averett University Partners to Provide Opportunities for Service and Discussion around MLK Day

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Danielle Staub

Averett University is partnering to host several events this Sunday and Monday, Jan. 20-21, to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On Sunday, Jan. 20, the National Bonner Leaders are hosting Averett’s Sunday Supper: “Seeing Past Appearances” from 3-5 p.m. in the multipurpose room on the second floor of the Student Center, 351 Townes St. […]


Averett University: Top 18 in 2018

Posted on January 1st, 2019 by Danielle Staub

2018 was a great year for Averett University and because of that, we wanted to highlight the top 18 stories from the past year – everything from new partnerships to another year of record rankings! These milestones are listed in chronological order below, and featured on our Facebook page with the hashtag #18in2018. In January of […]


Averett University Graduates Told to Use Their Talents to Help Meet the World’s Greatest Needs

Posted on December 8th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

“The energy in this room is completely infectious,” Bobby Hackett, president of the Bonner Foundation, told more than 125 Averett University graduates, with their friends and family members looking on. The graduates walking across the stage today at Averett’s Winter Commencement ceremony in the E. Stuart James Grant Center ranged in age from 20 to 61. […]


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

Posted on December 4th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

Recently, Averett University President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks and Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) President Dr. Alfred Roberts signed the first articulation agreement and a community educational partnership agreement between the two schools in order to make the transfer process to Averett orderly and smooth for graduates of SVCC. The articulation agreement focuses on those […]


President of the Bonner Foundation to speak at Averett University’s Winter Commencement

Posted on November 29th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

Robert Hackett, president of the Bonner Foundation, will speak to more than 125 graduates in Averett University’s Winter Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 8. The ceremony, which begins at 10 a.m., will be held at the University’s E. Stuart James Grant Athletic and Convocation Center at the North Campus, 707 Mt. Cross Rd. in Danville. […]


Averett University Family and Friends Celebrate Dr. Franks with #ThanksDrFranks Video Campaign

Posted on November 26th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

To honor Dr. Tiffany Franks’ tenth year as President of Averett University, Institutional Advancement on behalf of the Board of Trustees, developed a social media video campaign called #ThanksDrFranks. The campaign, which was a surprise to Dr. Franks, kicked off on Thursday, Nov. 1.  Throughout the month of November a new video appeared on Facebook and Twitter every […]


After beating brain tumor, men’s soccer freshman uses foundation to help those with cancer

Posted on October 26th, 2018 by Travis Dix

By Drew Wilson, sports information director. Nick Price is one of the many talented freshman on the Averett University men’s soccer team, but his odds of making here appeared to be impossible nearly four years ago. “I was 15 when I was diagnosed,” Price said, recounting the start of his journey when doctors discovered a […]


Averett University Student Publishes First Novel

Posted on October 24th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

By Nate Lake, special to the Office of Marketing and Communications He is a senior at Averett University, but James Murphy has accomplished a lot more than just making it to his senior year. Murphy has recently written and published a 704 page novel called Scars of War. From a small town called Providence, N.C., […]


Averett’s Homecoming Celebrations Bring Out School Spirit

Posted on October 10th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

By Nate Lake, special to the Office of Marketing and Communications Homecoming at Averett University is a time of year where the past meets the present and this Homecoming was no different. From spirit week, to the Hometown Homecoming party and tours of the newly renovated Main Hall, students, faculty and staff came together to […]