Averett Board of Trustees Vice-Chair to Speak at Averett’s Spring Commencement

Posted on April 24th, 2019 by Danielle Staub

Dan Carlton, pastor of Culpeper Baptist Church and vice-chair of the Averett University Board of Trustees, will speak to more than 220 graduates at Averett’s Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4. 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 […]


Honors Recognition Program Highlights Student Academic Achievements

Posted on April 12th, 2019 by Danielle Staub

Every spring, Averett holds a special event to honor and recognize students for their academic achievements. This year, the Honors Recognition Program was held Thursday, April 11, in Pritchett Auditorium.   Following is a list of the 2018-19 award winners: Academic All-America Award: Academic All-America: Alixis Roccia, women’s basketball Academic All-District: Alixis Roccia, women’s basketball […]


SPTC Innovative Stars Award Presented to Averett University

Posted on April 12th, 2019 by Cassie Jones

The Southern Piedmont Technology Council (SPTC) held the Innovative Stars Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 10, in which Averett University’s aerospace management program received the Innovation in Education and Community Outreach Award. Averett was one of seven award recipients. The banquet celebrated Southern Piedmont’s technology community and honored the contributions of individuals and organizations that […]


Averett University Receives Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award

Posted on April 10th, 2019 by Cassie Jones

Averett University today announced that it is the recipient of a 2019 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award. Presented by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam yesterday evening during a special ceremony held at the Executive Mansion, these awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual volunteers and organizations make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “I am […]


Averett University Receives Federal Grant for Domestic and Sexual Violence Critical Services Coordination in the Region

Posted on April 9th, 2019 by Cassie Jones

Averett University today announced it is the recipient of a $500,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. In partnership with Sovah Health, HAVEN of the Dan River Region, Inc. and the City of Danville Police Department, Averett will lead a community wide initiative to bring together key stakeholders […]


Averett University Junior Selected for the 2019-2020 Newman Civic Fellowship

Posted on April 3rd, 2019 by Danielle Staub

Averett University junior Cassidy Pruitt has been named as one of 262 college students across the country as a Newman Civic Fellow for 2019-2020. The fellowship is hosted by Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, of which Averett is a member of the Virginia chapter. The […]


Aviation Day Brings Record Crowd to Averett

Posted on March 15th, 2019 by Cassie Jones

With record attendance of hopeful future pilots, Averett University hosted its annual Aviation Day on March 15. Twenty prospective aviation students and their families heard from University leadership, Averett’s Aeronautics faculty and staff and almost 20 alumni who work in the industry. The annual, day-long event includes presentations, breakout sessions, tours and a job/networking fair, […]


Averett announces addition of competitive dance team, names Harris as head coach

Posted on March 11th, 2019 by Cassie Jones

By Drew Wilson, Sports Information Director Averett University Director of Athletics Meg Stevens announced the addition of a competitive dance team, which the university will launch for the 2019-20 academic year. Stevens also announced the hiring of Alexis Harris as the program’s first head coach. “We have done a lot of research about what new […]


Back to back! Averett cheerleaders named CCA Grand National Champions for second consecutive year

Posted on March 6th, 2019 by Danielle Staub

By Drew Wilson, Sports Information Director FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — With the Averett University cheerleaders gathered around in suspense, they heard their name called for the second year in a row as the Cougars were named the 2019 Christian Cheerleaders of America National Champions and Collegiate Grand Champions during the competition Saturday at the Crown Coliseum. […]


Wrestling qualifies three for ‘Big Dance’ at conclusion of NCAA Southeast Regional

Posted on February 26th, 2019 by Danielle Staub

By Jeffrey Bentley, Assistant Sports Information Director WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — For the first time in their program’s history, the Averett University men’s wrestling team will be competing at the National Tournament. Averett had three wrestlers qualify during Day 2 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Tournament. Sophomore Sam Braswell was the first wrestler to qualify for […]