Averett CoffeeBreak 12-19-18

Posted on December 19th, 2018 by Danielle Staub

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 formThis is the last CoffeeBreak for 2018. For the next CoffeeBreak, please submit by Friday, Jan. 4, for a Wednesday, Jan. 9, publication.

Holiday Break

Today is the last day of work before Averett closes for the holiday break. Averett will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 3. However, Alumni Hall will be open for a day during the break. Please help spread the word to Averett alumni, family and friends that they can still make a gift to Averett in person at the end of the year.

The Institutional Advancement staff will be in Alumni Hall on Friday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to receive gifts. If anyone has questions about giving during the break, please call Dan Hayes at (434) 713-1016.

Staff Meeting on January 3

The first staff meeting of the year will be the day we get back from the holiday break! Yes, Thursday, Jan. 3, at 11:15 a.m. in the MPR. Please join Staff Council for AU Guess Who, the Golden Bagel award, several important announcements and a short program by the Millennium advisors.

We are looking for Golden Bagel nominations! So this is the time to nominate your co-worker! Has someone gone above and beyond this month? You should nominate them for the award and you can by emailing staff council at staffcouncil@averett.edu. Congratulations to Jillian Gourley who was the Golden Bagel winner for the month of November!

The First Cougar Connection of 2019

The first Cougar Connection of 2019 will go out to students on Monday, Jan. 7. Please submit to Cougar Connection through this link by Friday. Jan. 4. After that, please submit by Wednesday of each week, for a Monday morning publication. Thank you!


Millennium Advisors Appointments

The Millennium advisors will return to campus after the holiday break. The 1:1 appointment scheduler continues to be available for any Averett employee (full or part time, non-student worker) to set an appointment with a Millennium Financial Advisor. These individual meetings offer an opportunity  to review the upcoming changes in the University retirement plan and to discuss the new options available in the Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) for 2019.

The Millennium Newsletter is available by clicking here. Call or email Kathie Tune, director of Human Resources, with questions at (434) 791.7106 or ktune@averett.edu.

Remember: Holiday Payroll Schedule

Christmas and New Year Schedule: Pay period Sunday, Dec. 16, to Saturday, Dec. 29, with the pay date of Friday, Jan. 4, will be processed on Monday, Dec. 31. If you have any part-time or students that will be working during this time please make sure we have ALL the timesheets and leadsheets by 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 31. Most of the part-time and student employees work limited hours during the break so hopefully this will be minimal.

If you have the timesheets earlier than Monday, Dec. 31, please feel free to submit them early. If you do not have any part-time or students working during that time please let us know so that your department will be marked off the submission list.

If you have any questions please feel free to give Pam Paynter a call at (434) 791-5613. We will work together to make sure that everyone is paid on time and accurately.


GPS Student Spotlight

Meet Courtney Leddy, a student pursuing her Master of Business Administration who is expected to graduate in 2019. To read about Courtney on the GPS blog, click here.

Why did you choose Averett University’s GPS program?  

“After graduating from Bridgewater State University in 2017 with a degree in physical education, I decided to move from Massachusetts in order to pursue a graduate assistant position within the Athletic Department while in pursuit of my master’s degree. The availability and convenience of obtaining a master’s degree online while gaining work experience within the athletic department was the ideal situation. While currently in the program, I have received nothing but help and support from all those associated within the Graduate and Professional Studies Program.”