Averett University Participates in Virginia Private College Week 2017

Posted on July 24th, 2017 by Cassie Jones

All this week, high school students across the Commonwealth are encouraged to visit the many private colleges throughout Virginia, including Averett Unviersity. An initiative out of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV), the 2017 Virginia Private College Week will be held July 24-29 at 24 participating Virginia private colleges and universities. Participating institutions […]


Averett University Partners with Localities for a First-of-its-Kind Service Year Fellowship

Posted on July 7th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

Averett University is partnering with the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County to create two service year fellowships for recent Averett graduates. The two localities will each host one fellow to volunteer in the region through a year of service to the community at the respective Parks and Recreation Departments. This partnership is the first-of-its-kind […]


MRI Scholarship and Golf Tournament a Continued Success; Helping Veterans and Military Families Afford College

Posted on June 14th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

The annual Dan Daniel Military Resale Invitational (MRI) Endowed Scholarship, dinner and golf tournament at Andrews Air Force Base was held on June 5 and 6. In the 2016-2017 school year, four scholarships were given out totaling around $10,000. At this year’s event, there was one presenting sponsor, as well as 11 platinum sponsors and 12 gold […]


Excavating the Past: Averett in Israel

Posted on June 1st, 2017 by Danielle Staub

Long before Dr. Ralph Hawkins stepped foot on the campus of Averett University, he found himself interested in sifting through the dirt along the banks of the Jordan River. Searching for what he wanted to believe in, Hawkins, a young college student with an impressionable future ahead of him, met a man named Adam. Throughout […]


Preschoolers March in Pint-Sized Graduation at Averett

Posted on May 19th, 2017 by Travis Dix

In a packed Pritchett Auditorium, almost 100 preschoolers graduated from the local Head Start Child Development program. The Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center at Averett University was filled on Thursday, May 18, with proud parents, family members and loved ones of 98 adorable graduates in their tiny red, white and blue caps and gowns. […]


Standout Teachers Honored at Averett’s Educator of the Year Reception

Posted on May 12th, 2017 by Cassie Jones

For the past decade, Averett University has produced almost 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 18 alumni recipients at a reception on Wednesday, May 10. This year’s honorees work in school systems throughout the […]


Averett University Confers Almost 300 Degrees in May Commencement

Posted on May 6th, 2017 by Cassie Jones

Shoulder to shoulder, almost 300 graduates stood proudly together a waiting to receive the diploma for which they’ve worked so hard. With friends and family in the stands of the E. Stuart James Grant Center, Saturday, May, 6 was a day filled with smiles and the feeling of accomplishment for the new alumni of the […]


The Art of Healing: Averett Nursing Pinning Ceremony 2017

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by Cassie Jones

nurse [nurs] noun  1 a person trained to care for the sick or infirm Though the definition of a nurse is straightforward, the art of nursing is far more complex. Some describe it as a calling; others say it takes a special kind of person to care for the sick and dying. At Averett University, […]


Averett, PHCC, NCI Partner in Regional Workforce Development Initiative

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by Cassie Jones

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Mar. 5, 2017) – In order to enhance opportunities for students and help fulfill the needs of the region’s employers, Averett University, Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) and New College Institute (NCI) announced today they are entering into an agreement that will provide a seamless path for PHCC applied science graduates to enroll […]


Retirees Honored and Faculty and Staff Recognized at Annual Appreciation Luncheon

Posted on May 4th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

Averett University held its annual Faculty, Staff and Retiree Appreciation Luncheon on May 4 in the Student Center. The University honored and celebrated its retirees, the faculty and staff members of the year, those who received degrees and faculty who have been awarded tenure. Dr. Tiffany Franks, president of Averett, thanked everyone in the room […]