AU CoffeeBreak 7-20-16

Posted on July 20th, 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, July 22 for a Wednesday, July 27 publication.

cb_nkotbanderson_sherillA warm Averett welcome is extended to …

Dr. Sherill Anderson, the new director of student success for the Galesi Family Student Success Center. Although she is a native of New York City, Sherill most recently lived in Rochester, N.Y. where she worked at The College at Brockport as the second-year experience coordinator. Sherill is a first generation college student who attended Alfred University (a different AU!) in Alfred, N.Y. earning both her bachelor of arts degree in sociology and a master’s degree in education with a focus in counseling and college student development.

After earning her master’s degree, Sherill worked at the Rochester Institute for Technology (RIT) in residence life and academic advising. It was at RIT where she developed her passion for advocating and supporting students. Her professional experiences motivated her to complete her doctoral degree in executive leadership at St. John Fisher College in Rochester. Her dissertation research was entitled “Working Nine to Five: A Qualitative Research Study Examining the Interview Behaviors of a Young Adult Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Sherill is very happy to be a part of the Averett family, and looks forward to working with faculty, staff and students!

As you see Sherill around campus make sure you introduce yourself. Or better yet, if you’re on campus this summer stop by and say hello.



 ferguson_raceWin in France

On July 2, Dr. Richard Ferguson, professor of physical education, won the overall title at the 11 kilometer mountain race in Villard-Reculas, France. In the fourth edition of the race, he won in course record time. Parts of the race climbed to over 6,000 feet in the French Alps. Congratulations, Richard!


cb_announcementsFriendshipAverett & Friendship Sign Agreement

Last week, the university signed an agreement with the Friendship Foundation – a healthcare, rehabilitation and senior living organization in Roanoke – that will allow Friendship employees and their immediate family members access to an Averett education. Those who qualify will be able to pursue a bachelor of business administration degree, a bachelor of science in nursing or a master of business administration degree at a special Friendship Averett discount.

jobs1New Job Posting

A position for a transfer admissions counselor is now open on campus and has been posted online. For more information, or to apply for this position, click here.


wepa_logoNew Student Printing Solution

This summer, IT deployed a new student printing solution called wēpa. Wēpa is a cost reducing, flexible cloud based printing solution that enables students to upload documents and print them at any wēpa kiosk located on campus. Wēpa allows the students the ability to print documents from computers, as well as Android, and Apple devices. For the students’ convenience, kiosks will be located at the Student Center, the Student Success Center, as well at the Riverview Campus. Each student will be allowed a print quota of roughly 250 black and white pages, or 70 color pages. Because students are now limited on what they can print without incurring additional costs, faculty are encouraged to consider their course requirements of hard-copy assignments, utilizing instead the various methods of digital storage and retrieval.

This program will not affect faculty and staff printers, (including multifunction machines).

laughterLive and Learn Reminder

Don’t forget to attend one of today’s sessions on reducing stress. It’ll be a laugh a minute. Join Dr. Lynise Anderson from 10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. to learn why laughter is the best medicine for stress relief. The event will be held in the Student Center multipurpose room.