AU CoffeeBreak 10-7-15

Posted on October 7th, 2015 by Emily Tomlinson


CoffeeBreak is an e-newsletter distributed to Averett faculty and staff to keep them up to date on campus activities and information.

Please send information you would like included in CoffeeBreak via this form by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 for a Wednesday, Oct. 14 publication.


lipscomb_kevinDirector of Information Technology Services

After seeking and receiving input from all over the Averett campus community, Kevin Lipscomb has been hired as our new Director of Information Technology Services. In his role, Kevin will continue the positive steps and initiatives he’s already begun over the last two months. He will also continue the efforts he and his staff have been making to reach out to campus, to be present, responsive and provide excellent customer service and solutions. This is a challenging role, but we feel quite confident that Kevin is up to the task and will take Averett forward with our IT infrastructure and services. Please take an opportunity to congratulate Kevin, and “thank you” to all who were so generous with their time and comments while we have made this transition.

thankyouHomecoming Thank You

This year’s Homecoming was unlike any in recent memory. Thank you to everyone for being so flexible as plans changed at the last minute, and a huge thank you to those who helped make Homecoming, and the various activities around it, possible. It is a huge operation that requires help from many people. There are far too many names to call people out individually, but please know you are noticed and appreciated.

Dan Hayes, Director of Alumni and Friend Development



scearce_rhyanScearce Voted Athletic Training Student of the Month

Rhyan Sceare ’16 has been voted the Athletic Training Student of the Month for September by the clinical preceptors for the Averett Athletic Training Education Program. Rhyan is a native of Danville. She is assigned to work with Averett’s volleyball team under the direct supervision of certified athletic trainer Laura Branham. Branham had this to say about Scearce, “Rhyan has done a great job so far this semester. She has taken efforts to better herself as an athletic trainer. This has been shown through her initiative to put herself in situations to take part in the care of athletes. She has stepped up and performed evaluations, written rehab plans, performed treatment on athletes and asked questions about treatments and her future. I have seen her take huge strides as an athletic training student thus far and I look forward to watching her continued growth.”

Rhyan has gone above and beyond what is expected of her as an athletic training student and has helped provide excellent care to our student-athletes. Congratulations, Rhyan!


AUlogoTesting in the Center

The Office of Student Success and Support offers makeup and special needs testing in the Galesi Family Student Success Center. For special needs testing (for students with documented disabilities) please contact Dr. Mary Vanderlinden. Please contact Karen Duhamel for makeup tests. Preferred times for makeup tests are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. For more information, see this flyer.

main_hallGalesi Family SSC Hours

The Galesi Family Student Success Center is closing early for a period of time. The center will close at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at midnight Sunday through Thursday.


theatre_masks1Your Songs Our Way

Last month, Averett Theatre asked you what songs you wanted to hear them sing, and now it’s time to reveal what songs were chosen. Come discover what they selected on Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center. This promises to be a fun night of music performed by the faculty and staff of Averett. We might even need your help on a few!


pilot_club1People, Pets & Pilot Exhibit

The Luncheon Pilot Club of Danville is holding an art show and fundraiser in Jut’s Café. Stop by and vote for your favorite picture by putting cash or a check in the envelope provided. Write the name or number of the picture on the envelope and then put it in the collection box. The money that is raised stays in our community to help those with brain related disorders or disabilities.