AU CoffeeBreak 5-20-15

Posted on May 20th, 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 22 for a May 27 publication.


successSpring Graduate in Germany

Marina Da Silva ’15 is making the most of her Equine Management degree in Marburg, Germany. She is at Reitsportanlage Hofgut Dagobertshausen doing some riding, grooming and stable management. Marina loves being abroad and hopes to stay for an extended amount of time. At Averett, she was a student ambassador and member of the IHSA team. She is originally from Santa Barbara, Calif. Congratulations (or Glückwünsche) Marina!

arnold_amandaArnold Wins Quiz Challenge

Amanda Arnold was the overall winner of the 2015 United States Dressage Federation/Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Quiz Challenge held April 24-26 at the IDA Nationals. Amanda scored 100 percent on both the qualifying round and the championship round in the First Level Division of the competition. She was the only student to score 100 percent in both rounds. As the grade prize winner she received a four-week internship at Hilltop Farm, Inc. in Colora, Md. Also a winner in the quiz challenge was Jessica Stipic, who won at the Introductory level.

The competition allowed participants to compete in two rounds of events. The first round took place online through USDF’s eTRAK, and focused on classical dressage theory related to the rider’s seat, position and aids. The six highest scoring individuals from the first round, in each of the four categories (Introductory, Lower Training, Upper Training and First Level), competed in the finals at Nationals, which were held at Otterbein University’s Austen E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science in Westerville, Ohio.



student_accoladesStudent Accolades

Since the fall, the Student Life Department has been recognizing students who go the extra mile in whatever they are doing on campus. Each week during Student Life Staff meetings, staff members nominate students whose dedication to the university they want to recognize. Students are notified about the recognition and informed of their chance to win a $50 Visa gift card at the end of the semester.

The students nominated this week are Adeline Bova, Ryan Gardner, Taylor Booze and Jewel Dale.



savethedatesw2e-d2eSave the Dates!

Save the dates for next year’s Engage service opportunities! Week to Engage will be held September 14-19 during the fall semester. Day to Engage will be held April 11, 2016 during the spring semester.

meeting1May Staff Meeting

The campus-wide staff meeting will be held tomorrow (May 21) at 11:15 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Center. During the meeting, ballots will be passed out so that you may vote on four new members to join Staff Council.