Averett CoffeeBreak 12-5-18

Posted on December 5th, 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 formPlease submit by Friday, Dec. 7, for a Wednesday, Dec. 12, publication.

Celebrate the Season

Image result for tis the seasonFaculty, staff, spouses or a guest are invited to celebrate the holiday season with President Tiffany Franks and Joe Franks tomorrow, Dec. 6, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the President’s House, 500 Hawthorne Drive.

PLEASE RSVP TODAY to cbasinger@averett.edu or call x15671 with number of guests.

Winter Commencement

Winter Commencement is this Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. Those wishing to attend commencement except faculty/staff included in the procession and graduates will need a ticket, including children of any age. Tickets (one per person) for students and staff, other than graduating seniors may be picked up at the Dean of Students office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

If you would like to make arrangements to pick up your ticket you may email Tammy Jackson, Student Life operations coordinator, at tcjackson@averett.edu. Commencement questions from graduating seniors should be directed to Katie Johnston at kjohnston@averett.edu. Commencement questions from faculty and staff should be directed to Mary Sullivan at msullivan@averett.edu.

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.

Averett Christmas Tree

Please visit the Institute for Advanced Learning and vote for the Averett Tree!



Volunteer Service Leave Benefit

Do not forget the gift that keeps on giving! Visit campusengage.org for volunteer opportunities and use your service leave. Thank you to Karen Nelson for volunteering at White Oak Church!

Thank you for Helping the Angels!

Thank you for your support during our 2018 Angel Tree Celebration!






GPS Student Spotlight

Meet Robin Guthrie, a student pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree who is expected to graduate in 2019.

What is your motivation for obtaining your degree here at Averett University? 

“I have always wanted to have my degree but did not think I could reach that goal and work at the same time. At 55 I decided I wanted to do this, at least try. Just as with my BCEN, I want to do this for me. I know one day it will come a time in the hospital setting where I will have to have a degree in nursing to work.

I have just started my 33rd year in nursing and I know one day I probably won’t be able to continue the long hours and fast pace of Emergency Nursing and by having my BSN, this will provide more avenues to make a move in my career when that time comes.”