AU CoffeeBreak 6-22-16

Posted on June 22nd, 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 24 for a Wednesday, June 29 publication.

cb_spotlightObermuller_GiovankaGPS Student Spotlight

Throughout the month the Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) admissions team interviews and highlights our GPS students. We hope you will enjoy learning more about these amazing members of our Averett family!

Meet Giovanka Obermuller, one of our master of business administration students! Giovanka will graduate in December.

Why she chose the GPS Program: “I will honestly say that I was a bit apprehensive about going back to school after a 20-year hiatus. I was no longer this young student coming straight out of high school without any responsibilities. I was now in my 40s with a family, a full-time job, a part-time job and a volunteer position with the Girl Scouts. I did not know what to expect. After speaking many times with Melissa Anderson (director of GPS admissions), she was able to explain the entire process to me and update me on my next steps. What I liked most about Averett’s GPS Program was that it could all be done from the comfort of my home.”

What is motivating her to earn her MBA: “My motivation for obtaining my degree is self-satisfaction. I would have loved to complete it earlier, but with family life and military relocations, it did not happen.”

What keeps her motivated: “What helps to keep me motivated while I am in the program is my family. I cannot just preach to my three children about the importance of education. I have to be their example. They need to see that their mother is practicing what she preaches.”

Tip for fellow and future classmates: “The one tip that I can offer to my fellow classmates and future AU students is set aside time for doing your assignments.”



redoak_treeRed Oak Removal on West Main

As many of you witnessed, the large red oak in front of Main Hall failed last week. In addition to the damage already caused, it has been determined that the tree continues to be dangerous and must come down as it has root damage and rot. We have contracted with a professional tree firm to remove the tree. This will be a large project that will take place over two days – Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28. Several parking spaces on West Main will be unavailable these two days and pedestrian traffic in front of Main Hall will be restricted.

2016week_engageSave the Date for Week to Engage!

Please mark September 19-24 on your calendars for Week to Engage! All of the projects will be available on Get Connected again this year, so we will be in touch soon with directions on how to sign up!

logoLogo Change Imminent

July 1 is just around the corner, and so is our logo change. Make sure you use up as much of the old stationary as possible before the change.

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.