Averett CoffeeBreak 5-29-19

Posted on May 29th, 2019 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 formFor the next CoffeeBreak, please submit by Friday, May 31, for a Wednesday, June 5, publication.

One-Man Show

A one-man show featuring crooner John Wilt will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at The Historic North Theatre, 629 N. Main St. Tickets are $20 for the front orchestra and $15 for the rear orchestra. The show is a benefit for the Salvation Army.

The performance will feature 33 Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra classic songs with the big band sound accompaniment. For more information email John Wilt at jbwilt@averett.edu or call (434) 770-8822.

June & July Birthday Celebration

Wishing you the nicest things that life can bring your way, And this is not just a birthday wish…it’s meant for every day!

Host: President Franks and Joe Franks
For: Celebration for faculty & staff with June & July birthdays
When: Wednesday, June 12
Where: Main Hall Penthouse
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
RSVP to cemayhew@averett.edu

Averett University’s Second Annual “Run for Justice”

Help is needed to register runners and walkers on the morning of Saturday, June 15, at the Angler’s Park/River Walk Trail area. Race details can be found at the Danville Running and Fitness Club website. Click here to see the flyer and click here to register. Proceeds from the Second Annual “Run for Justice” benefit Averett’s Criminal Justice Club/Alpha Upsilon Lambda chapter of ACJA-LAE. Event T-shirts will be provided to volunteers.

For more details and if you would like to volunteer to help with the run, call or email John Wilt, race director, at (434) 770-8822 or jbwilt@averett.edu.


SAVE the DATE for Your Fall New Employee University Orientation!

The Fall New Employee Orientation will take place on Monday, Aug. 12, in the Frith Fine Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More information will be coming soon. All new faculty and staff hired since March 2019 will be invited. Call or email Kathie Tune at (434) 791-7106 or ktune@averett.edu for more information.

Cougar Business Festival

The CCECC and Student Life invite you to attend our 1st Cougar Business Fest on Friday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Woodland Avenue and Jordan Commons. Click here to see the full flyer.

The festival provides a space where our local businesses can connect with and market their goods and services to our students and their families as well as our faculty and staff. Our ultimate goal is two-fold: 1) to showcase our local businesses and help them flourish, and 2) to show our incoming students that Danville cares about them and welcomes them home.

All businesses are asked to bring free samples and other giveaways; we’ll have food, music and a bounce house for kids. Come celebrate check-in day with us!

Healthy Solutions: Claim Your Wellness Points!

If you are a benefits eligible employee who has attended a wellness event, please be sure to log into the portal and claim your wellness points. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email djdominguez@averett.edu or wellness@averett.edu.

CCECC Receives Volunteerism Award

The CCECC was recently recognized at the Danville Regional Foundation’s Danville Neighborhood Leadership Conference for their Day to Engage project with the Westmoreland Neighborhood Organization.

Involving dozens of Averett student volunteers and community members, the project focused on providing landscaping, signage and basketball court rehabilitation to the Westmoreland neighborhood. To be part of future volunteerism projects at the CCECC, visit campusengage.org and create a profile.




GPS Student Spotlight

Meet Ruberto Robertson, a student pursuing his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, expected to graduate in 2024. To read more about Ruberto on the GPS blog, click here.

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

“My motivation for obtaining my degree at Averett University is to enhance my skill set and increase my knowledge of the business world.”