AU CoffeeBreak 5-13-15

Posted on May 13th, 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. May 15 for a May 20 publication.


cb_successsuccessAlumni Office to Recognize Teachers

Tomorrow, May 14, the Alumni Office will recognize alumni who have been named Educator of the Year at their schools during a reception at Dr. Franks’ house. This year, 21 alumni will be recognized.

Those named Educator of the Year for 2015 are: Patricia J. Brockway ’87 at G.W. Carver Elementary School in Henry County; Jennifer L. Carter ’06 at South Elementary School in Caswell County, N.C.; Kathryn P. Forney ’11 at O.T. Bonner Middle School in Danville; Elizabeth M. Fulcher ’91 at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Martinsville; Raleigh L. James ’82, ’11 at Dan River High School in Pittsylvania County; Mary A. Johnson ’90 at Park Avenue Elementary School in Danville; Lola J. King ’84 at E.A. Gibson Elementary School in Danville; Robin D. Loftis, ’06 at North Elementary School in Caswell County, N.C.; Melissa L. Martin ’91 at Axton Elementary School in Henry County; William H. Martin at Bassett High School in Henry County; Heather M. Minter ’99 at Kentuck Elementary School in Pittsylvania County; Jennifer L. Oakes ’95 at Southside Elementary School in Pittsylvania County; Patricia A. Owen ’80 at George Washington High School in Danville; Stacey M. Roach ’94 at Mount Olivet Elementary School in Henry County; Carol E. Shields ’76 at Twin Springs Elementary School in Pittsylvania County; Deborah L. Spencer ’12 at Williamsburg Elementary School in Rockingham County, N.C.; Wanda S. Sutphin ’81 at Clays Mill Elementary School in Halifax County; Ellen P. Toler ’91 at Gretna Elementary School in Pittsylvania County; Sheila S. Tunstall ’81 at Northside Preschool in Danville; Amy C. Turner ’89 at W.W. Moore Detention Center in Danville; Jennifer A. Underwood ’08, ’10 at Schoolfield Elementary School in Danville.

barringer_nicoleBarringer Continues with Averett

Nicole Barringer ’15, who majored in Criminal Justice/Sociology and minored in Communications, will be continuing at Averett as the Assistant Volleyball Coach. During her time at Averett, Nicole was a three-year captain of the volleyball team, first team all-conference, American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) all-South Region, AVCA All-American, NCAA national SAAC member, Averett SAAC president, Bishop Award Winner, four-time academic all-conference, 2014 Frank Campbell Sportsmanship Award winner, and the 2015 Barbara Kushubar Female Athlete of the Year winner. Welcome back, Nicole!


cb_announcementsmain_hallWomen’s & Gender Studies

Faculty: please consider recommending Women’s & Gender Studies (WGS)/IDS200 to your students who might be interested or need an extra class for the fall 2015 semester.

The English Department will be voting on a new WGS director soon and need your helping reviving the program! For more information about the class, click here and here. Contact Dr. Catherine Clark ext. 15764 with questions about the class.

bookstoreBookstore Summer Hours

The Schoolfield House Booksellers is beginning its summer hours, which are as follows: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. The bookstore will be open Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 as well as Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 for new student orientation.

meeting1Staff Council Nominations

There are a few more days left to nominate someone for Staff Council. Nominations are due this Friday (May 15). If there is someone you think would be a good addition to Staff Council, please submit their name to or to Staff Council President Donna Benz. Voting will begin on Thursday, May 21 and end Monday, June 15. The four new Staff Council members will be announced at the June 18 staff meeting.

TIAA-CREF-logoTIAA-CREF Representative on Campus

Don’t forget that Michelle Horne, our TIAA-CREF representative, will be in the conference room of the Student Center on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Additional information, including how to make an appointment, can be found by clicking here.


 New Job Posting

There is a new position open on campus which has been posted online – coordinator of special events, camps and conferences. For more information, or to apply for this position, click here.


cb_healthGateway_Health1Gateway Representative on Campus

A friendly reminder that Chris McFarling, our Gateway representative, will be in the Student Center multipurpose room today (May 13) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for anyone needing information concerning coverage, claims and general inquiries.