AU CoffeeBreak 6-15-16

Posted on June 15th, 2016 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, June 17 for a Wednesday, June 22 publication.

cb_people2497.jpgBelko and Nappi Present at Conference

Brigid Belko, director of experiential learning, and rising sophomore and CCECC intern Talia Nappi, recently presented at the North Carolina Campus Compact 2016 Community/Civic Engagement Administrators Conference at Elon University. Their presentation, “First Year Engage! Service-Learning in the Freshmen Success Curriculum,” described the process of embedding service-learning into the freshman seminar, and how this one-credit course is changing the culture of service at Averett.

morton_feletaBest Wishes for Future Success

Please join us in wishing Feleta Morton, senior associate registrar/VA certifying official, much success as she takes a new position elsewhere. Feleta will be assuming a new position at Alamance Community College as the VA Coordinator/Recruiter on July 1. We will say goodbye to her formally on Thursday, June 23 at the university-wide staff meeting, but please stop by her office if you’re in the area to wish her well.

taiTai Retiring this Summer

Dr. Chin-Chyuan Tai, professor of business, has announced that he is retiring this summer after teaching at Averett since 1982. Tai’s research and teaching has focused on the field of economics and he has an extensive record of publication and speaking at both national and international conferences. He has also served Averett in the past as the business department chair.

We wish him our best as he enters into a new phase of his life, which undoubtedly will continue to include research, writing and speaking at conferences in the field of economics.


CCNE_accreditationNursing Program Accredited

Our baccalaureate nursing program has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, an autonomous accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. The program was awarded a five-year accreditation, the maximum term for a new program. For details about this exciting announcement, click here.

meeting1University Staff Meeting

The last university-wide staff meeting of the year will be Thursday, June 23 at 11:15 a.m. in the multipurpose room. We will have a very informative guest speaker. We hope to see all of you there.


grillingCookout Reminder

Tired of eating a sandwich or frozen meal at your desk? Grab a burger, or two, courtesy of President’s Council on Thursday, June 30 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Grilling will take place on the Student Center Plaza and we’ll eat in the multipurpose room. You are welcome to bring a favorite summer dish to share, although it is not required. RSVP to Jennifer Hooper by next Friday, June 24.

logoLogo Change Coming

There are only a few weeks left to use our old stationary before the logo officially changes July 1. If you’ve used up all you have, or are close to running out, and need to place an order make sure you request the new logo. In addition, it’s strongly recommended you get a proof of the order before printing to make sure all of the information is correct.

As you’re walking around campus and you see signage with the old logo make a note of it and then send an email to Cassie Williams Jones so that we can make sure it’s updated this summer.