Honors Recognition Program Returns to Celebrate Averett Students from Two Years

Posted on April 16th, 2021 by Matt Bell

The annual Averett University Honors Recognition Program was held Tuesday, April 13, underneath a tent on the lawn at the Student Center. This special event honors students for their academic achievements. This year’s program was one of several firsts. In addition to being the first in-person academic event to be held on the University’s Main […]


Averett Students Partner with Local Cancer Task Force to Raise Radon Awareness

Posted on April 13th, 2021 by Matt Bell

Since the fall 2020 semester, Averett University public relations students have been working on a service-learning project to raise awareness of radon gas and the dangers it presents for residents of the Danville and Pittsylvania County area. Led by Dr. Susan Huckstep, associate professor of communication, the project is being done in conjunction with Bryan […]


Averett University to Launch Four New Online Academic Programs, New SIS

Posted on April 6th, 2021 by Matt Bell

With grant funding from the Danville Regional Foundation and in response to demands of the marketplace, Averett University is launching four new academic programs through Averett Online and converting to a new student information system (SIS). The following online degree programs, most of which will begin in 2022, are under development: • entrepreneurship and small […]


Averett University Receives First-gen Forward Designation

Posted on April 1st, 2021 by Matt Bell

National honor for commitment to first-generation student success Averett University has recently received the First-gen Forward designation by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, which recently announced the 2021-22 First-gen Forward cohort. This designation recognizes institutions of higher education that have demonstrated […]


President’s Spring 2021 Update

Posted on March 19th, 2021 by Travis Dix

Dear Friends, Reasons for optimism abound as we think back to almost exactly one year ago. On our campus, within our community and across the Commonwealth, ‘normal’ was no more, and we could not imagine then the length of time we would be responding to this pandemic. I’m reminded of how far we have come […]


Virtual Founders’ Day Enables Continuation of Annual Averett Tradition

Posted on March 12th, 2021 by Matt Bell

Averett University’s annual Founders’ Day event was held before an empty Pritchett Auditorium Thursday, March 11. The event was broadcast online, which opened the virtual doors for hundreds of viewers to hear alumni memories of Averett and words of encouragement for the future after a historic year. Averett alumni Dr. James Allred ’97, Dr. Angela […]


Second COVID-19 Community Testing Event to be Held at Averett

Posted on March 9th, 2021 by Cassie Jones

The Virginia Department of Health’s Pittsylvania/Danville Health District, Averett University and the Virginia Army National Guard will hold a second COVID-19 Community Testing Event on Friday, March 12, in Averett University’s Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center, 150 Mountain View Ave. in Danville. This event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins will be […]


Averett University to Join ODAC in 2022-23

Posted on March 8th, 2021 by Cassie Jones

Averett University has announced that its Department of Athletics has been offered and has accepted membership to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC), beginning with the 2022-23 academic year. Averett, with 17 NCAA sports and three varsity club sports, will become the 15th full-time member of the ODAC on July 1, 2022. “Becoming a member […]


Averett Joins Community Partners to Fight Spread of COVID-19

Posted on March 4th, 2021 by Travis Dix

Working with partners like the Virginia Department of Health, SOVAH Health, the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, Averett University has joined the community fight against the spread of COVID-19. From our School of Nursing students and faculty dispensing vaccine, to hosting the inaugural mass community vaccination clinic in our health district, to the Center for […]


Giving Voice to Black History Month

Posted on February 26th, 2021 by Matt Bell

Averett University students came together to pay homage to Black History Month through a spoken word video project. A cooperative effort between campus clubs and the African & African American studies program, the project replaced an annual open mic night typically held on campus during Black History Month. “In past years, students, faculty and staff […]