AU CoffeeBreak 12-16-15

Posted on December 16th, 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. Monday, Jan. 4 for a Wednesday, Jan. 6 publication.


A warm Averett welcome is extended to:

laurabethLaura Beth Williams, the Service and Volunteer Coordinator, at the CCECC. Laura Beth is an AmeriCorps State member and came to Averett through the Dan River Year AmeriCorps program, which is led by the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.

Laura Beth will be leading the Teach It Forward! Challenge in the spring semester. She will be encouraging students, faculty, and staff to join a team and help tutor children in our community from Feb.1 -April 1!



img_9439Announcing Baby Echeverria

Henry and I would like to announce the birth of our son, Liam Kent Echeverria, on October 16, 2015. Liam weighed 7 lbs, 3oz, and was 19 inches long. He looks just like his dad and has quite the outgoing personality already. Thank you to everyone who has asked about how we are doing. What a great gift just in time for the holidays!

thankyouThank You

Dear Averett Family,

Thank you for the beautiful flowers and the numerous expressions of support received during the loss of my Father.

The compassion of the Averett Family has truly helped during this difficult time.


Karen Ward, Executive Assistant to the President

1476684_683369788361474_933113896_n(1)Farewell Marquita

Marquita Graves, Associate Registrar, has accepted a position as Associate Registrar at Winston-Salem State University. This is a wonderful opportunity for Marquita. December 30 will be her last day at Averett, so please stop by to wish her well as she continues on her career journey.



MLK_day1Donate to Share Your Story!

The 2016 MLK Day of Service will be held Monday, January 18 from 12-6:30 p.m. at Averett’s North Campus. There will be two service projects in which you can participate, so make plans to stop by and share your story!

Project 1: Make t-shirt blankets to keep Danville warm

Project 2: Rehab, paint, and build Little Libraries

Can’t volunteer? You can still donate! We are collecting gently-used t-shirts for the blankets and new or gently-used books for the Little Libraries. Donate a t-shirt or book that represents you and share your story! Check out this flyer for more information.

Donation boxes are at the following locations:

  1. Entrance of Fugate Hall
  2. Mailroom in Main Hall
  3. Entrance of 3rd foor in Frith
  4. Entrance of the Security Office in the Student Success Center
  5. Entrance of the Office of Residence Life on the 4th floor of the Student Center
  6. Entrance of Jut’s Café


Alcohol and Drug Education Initiative

The Drug Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (EDGAR Part 86) require that, as a condition of receiving funds or any other form of financial assistance under any federal program, an institution of higher education (IHE) must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program “to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees” both on the institution’s premises and as part of any of its activities. According to the Part 86 regulations, if an IHE fails to submit the necessary certification when requested to do so or violates its certification, the Secretary of Education may terminate all forms of financial assistance whether from the Deptartment of Education or other federal agencies (34 CFR Section 86.1 and 20. USC & 1145g).

As part of the University’s drug and alcohol education initiative, booklets (Rethinking Drinking) have been placed in employee lounge areas across campus — at Riverview, the Equestrian and Aviation centers, and in GPS offices in Chesapeake and Richmond. The booklets were provided by the National Institutes of Health. Additional copies may be ordered at no cost to the University.

Feel free to contact Kathie Tune, Director of Human Resources, for additional information at 434-791-7106.