Averett CoffeeBreak 5-8-19

Posted on May 8th, 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 10, for a Wednesday, May 15, publication.

Medicare Presentation

There will be a Medicare presentation today, May 8, from 3-5 p.m. in the Carrington Conference Room on the fourth floor of the Student Center. Carolyn Smith, president and CEO of Marketplace Agency and Eldercare Associates, and her team will be hosting a Medicare Workshop. Contact Kathie Tune if you have questions before the event by email at ktune@averett.edu or by calling (434) 791-7106.

Happy May Birthday!

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 May Birthdays
When: Today, May 8
Where: Main Hall Penthouse
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

RSVP to cbasinger@averett.edu

Staff Meeting and the Golden Bagel Award

The May Staff Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 16, at 11:15 a.m. Please join us to learn about the different updates, camps and programs happening throughout the summer here at Averett.

Staff Council is always looking for nominations for the Golden Bagel award! If your co-worker has gone above and beyond in the last month, we want to know why we should celebrate them! Nominations can be emailed to staffcouncil@averett.edu.

Housekeeping Transitions to Summer Schedule

After commencement, The Budd Group’s housekeeping unit will be transitioning to its summer schedule to be able to focus on deep cleaning residence halls and attacking key annual projects across campus.

This means that there will be reduced frequency of general cleaning in administrative, faculty and classroom spaces. Please be assured that trash removal and bathroom cleaning will remain on its current schedule but tasks such as dusting, vacuuming, etc. will be occurring less frequently.

That being said, if you have an issue that needs to be addressed, please be sure to enter a maintenance request and either Maintenance or Housekeeping will ensure it is taken care of quickly for you!

Fourth of July Holiday plus One…

Hear ye! Hear ye! Good news! According to the Town Crier,  so everyone can have more time to enjoy their July 4 holiday with family and friends, Friday, July 5, this year will be a paid holiday for full-time staff. So enjoy the extra-long weekend and if you would like to brush up on your American history, click here!

Be safe and enjoy the holiday festivities!  To check out all the local Fourth of July activities, click here.

Thank you to the Averett University Family

Thank you so much for the beautiful yellow roses sent as a memorial for our dear Erica. The flowers, along with the prayers, thoughtful words and visits are so very much appreciated. Words seem inadequate to express our appreciation. Again, thank you so much.

Debbie, Gary, Matthew and Brooks Mann



GPS Student Spotlight

Meet Jessica Draper, a student pursuing her Master of Education in administration and supervision degree, expected to graduate in 2019. To read more about Jessica on the GPS blog, click here.

Why did you choose Averett’s GPS program? 

“I chose Averett’s Graduate and Professional Studies Program because the program was completely online and flexible. The teachers and mentors were involved with my learning immediately and reassured me that I would be successful, even though the program was a large undertaking.”