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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Averett IDA Wins 2017 National Championship

Posted on May 1st, 2017 by Cassie Jones

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Averett University’s Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) team is the 2017 national champion after finishing first at the national competition hosted by Centenary University over the weekend. “Obviously, we are thrilled,” Averett IDA coach Ginger Henderson said. “We’ve been represented at the national competition every year for the last 12 years. This is […]

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Policy Leader and Civic Service Pioneer to Deliver Address at Averett University’s Spring Commencement

Posted on April 27th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

John Bridgeland, founder & CEO of Civic Enterprises, will speak to more than 220 graduates during the University’s Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May, 6. 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 Mt. Cross Rd. in […]

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From Here in Town to Across the Globe, Averett Alumni give back in “Day to Engage Around the World”

Posted on April 27th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

In an effort to increase volunteerism and service throughout the Averett family, Averett’s Alumni Office together with its Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness (CCECC) organized a Day to Engage Around the World. Similar to Day to Engage – a full day where current students spend time giving back to their community and building […]

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Averett University adds nationally recognized Bonner Leader Program

Posted on April 24th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

Averett students will soon be joining the national ranks with a new Bonner Leader Program next fall. Connected to the national program under the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, Averett University is cultivating its own Bonner Leader Program. The current peer mentor role in the Averett 101 curriculum will be upgraded into a four-year […]

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