AU CoffeeBreak 9-28-16

Posted on September 28th, 2016 by Cassie Jones

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, Sept. 30 for a Wednesday, Oct. 5 publication.


Student Accolades

student_accoladesLast fall, the Student Life department began recognizing students that go the extra mile in whatever they are doing on campus. Each week, the staff meets to select students for recognition for their dedication to Averett, and they are notified they’ve been nominated for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. At the end of the semester, we put all the names in a bowl and draw the name of one lucky student. This is our way to let the students know we appreciate all that they do.

This week we would like to recognize the following students for going above and beyond to help their fellow students: Maria Ochoa, Brandon Coudon, Jessie Gomes and Tyler Henley.

GPS Student Spotlight: Jaime Maese

jaimemaeseThroughout 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 Jaime Maese, one of our bachelor of business administration students. He will graduate next spring.

What is your motivation for obtaining your degree? “My motivation for obtaining my Bachelor of Business Administration degree is for the betterment of myself and my family. A degree will open doors and provide me opportunities in life that are otherwise unreachable.”

Why he chose the GPS program: “I chose the Averett GPS program because it fits my lifestyle. As a husband, father of five, full-time employee and high school soccer coach, the Averett academic program fits perfectly into my schedule.”

What keeps him motivated: “Remembering the opportunities that have passed me by because I didn’t have a degree is my sustaining motivation. Even though I was qualified for the job, I didn’t have the piece of paper that gave me the opportunity to compete for it.”

Tip for fellow and future classmates: “The one tip that I would like to share with my classmates is to have a routine for your studies and completion of homework.”


Southern Hills Golf Discounts

golf1Southern Hills Golf Course, located at 188 Stokesland Ave. in Danville, is offering Averett faculty, staff and students a special discounted rate. The cost will be $16 to play 18 holes of golf. In order to receive this discount, you must register before Saturday, Oct. 1 by emailing Barbara Kushubar at Get your registration in now!


Danville Area CROP Walk 2016

CROP WalkAs part of the service-learning component of IDS101, 26 Averett students will be helping with this community project to raise money and awareness about poverty and hunger. The 9th Annual CROP Walk will be Sunday, Oct. 2. Please join us in raising money and awareness for this great cause! For more information, contact Sherry Phelps at (434) 791-5093, or visit


Keeping our Campus Safe: Threat Assessment and Title IX


All faculty and staff are encouraged to join the Threat Assessment Team on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Blount Chapel for a presentation on the basics of threat assessment and Title IX, followed by a question-and-answer session. For more information, contact Carrie Hendrick at

1850 Coffeehouse Lecture Series: Home Ec 101

cookingOn Oct. 4, from 7-8 p.m., Chef Michael Moroni, food services manager for Bon Appétit Management Company, Averett’s food service provider, presents “Home Economics 101” in the multipurpose room. Chef Moroni will lead a discussion on using the correct cooking utensils – ranging from knives, pans, pots, etc. – in your kitchen.


University Holiday Schedule

CalendarThe holiday season can be a wonderful time of religious, cultural and seasonal celebrations with family, friends and communities. So, in the true spirit of the season, Averett University will recognize Wednesday, Dec.21 – Monday, Jan. 2, as our holiday break. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

Please note: If you are one of those positions that is required to be on-call or in the office during this time (primarily Admissions, Mailroom, Registrar’s Office, Student Financial Services, Institutional Advancement, IT, Athletics, GPS, etc.), you will be notified by your supervisor as to what those hours are and what the expectations will be during the break.

Homecoming Volunteers Needed

Volunteers1Averett’s Homecoming is October 14-16, with lots of activities and events happening over the course of the weekend. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks, especially at the football game on Saturday, Oct. 15, for things such as parking assistance, ticketing, concessions, and more. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Bren Taylor at as soon as possible.


Giving Back is Bigger than Dollars!

FundraisingThe Faculty/Staff Annual Fund Campaign is underway. This is the time of every year when we ask faculty and staff to help us by leading the way to show support for the University. We are asking you to give dollars, but your gift is worth so much more! Faculty/staff giving is one of the metrics used by groups like U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review, both which rank us as an excellent university. So whether you give $20, $200 or $2,000 – your gift does so much more than the dollars you give!

Support for Marty Jackson

donateMarty Jackson just retired, and she had the best job on campus. She was able to look students in the eye and say that we have received gifts from friends of the University and because of that support, they can continue to go to Averett. On Marty’s last day, she asked that if she could have a gift, it would be that everyone supported Averett.

If you are looking for a cause to give to, you can give in honor of Marty (or anyone else), and we’ll send a letter saying you gave in support of them. Just turn in your giving form or contact Dan Hayes (434) 791-7252, and contact Dan with any questions.

Payroll E-Stubs


We are pleased to announce that Averett University is now up and running with the new e-stub system from PaperlessPay Corporation. The attached instructions will tell you how to set up your own personal account. Starting with the Sept. 23 payroll (Friday), your stub will not be printed and mailed, but will be available through the new e-Stub system.

Instructions for logging in and setting up your account are on the Intranet – Business Office – Payroll. If you have any questions please notify Pam Paynter at or Sandy Isom at, or visit Enjoy the freedom of having your voucher at your fingertips.