Averett CoffeeBreak 6-13-18

Posted on June 13th, 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 form. Please submit by Friday, June 15, for a Wednesday, June 20, publication.

MRI Scholarship

Recently, Dr. Franks and her husband, Joe, along with Buddy Rawley, Aaron Howell, Danielle Staub, some Board of Trustee members and a student recipient attended the Dan Daniel Military Resale Invitational (MRI) Endowed Scholarship dinner in Alexandria, and then golf tournament at Andrews Air Force Base. The MRI raises money for scholarships which benefit military families. With around 12 major sponsors, the proceeds from this year will bring the scholarship endowment to right under $600,000.

Pictured here: those from Averett, Wounded Warriors and the sponsors who played in the golf tournament.

Staff Council Retreat

Staff Council spent the day at Hyco Lake for their yearly retreat. The agenda consisted of reviewing the new Staff Council charter, developing plans for the new year and voting on new positions.

An overview of the retreat will be discussed at the next staff meeting on June 19. A big thank you to Mary Sullivan for hosting!




GPS Student Spotlight

Meet Charmayne Wyche, a student pursuing her Master’s of Business Administration degree who is expected to graduate in 2019. To learn more about Charmayne on the GPS blog, click here.

QUESTION: Why did you choose Averett’s Graduate & Professional Studies Program?

ANSWER: “As an undergraduate student, my experience at Averett was phenomenal with support from staff and faculty. The professors made it their mission to truly educate me as a student and make sure I was able to apply the information learned. Averett’s GPS program provides that traditional school setting that I feel I learn best in and it allows for me to have the flexibility within my daily life to attend school and still complete my daily tasks. Attending Averett’s GPS program was an easy choice to make.”

Staff Meeting and PC Cookout

The June staff meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 19, at 11:15 a.m. before the President’s Council Cookout.

Following the staff meeting, lunch will be provided courtesy of President’s Council on the Student Center lawn from noon-1 p.m. Mark your calendar and join us for some good food and great company!


Mascot Requests

From now on, cougarmascot@averett.edu is the new home for any requests regarding the Mascot suits. Courtney Leddy will still be the one receiving the requests through that email in order to coordinate pick up and drop offs.





Fall Student Check-in

There will be a new process for returning students to check-in this fall, so PLEASE read the following !

Students are expected to make arrangements for move-in date, which will be Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Check-in will take place in Carrington Gym from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. ALL RETURNING STUDENTS MUST COME THROUGH THE CHECK-IN PROCESS. This is for residential and commuter students.

Only students who are approved through the Assistant Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator may return prior to official opening dates. Early arrivals are highly discouraged and must be based on the student’s need to be on campus and not convenience, including travel convenience. As a result, Averett University grants very few requests for early arrival outside the parameters noted below:
•             Athletic Teams/Fall Sports
•             University Employment/Work-study
•             University Program/Bonner Leaders/Orientation Leaders
•             Sibling arriving early

We understand there can be extenuating circumstances that require an early arrival. Students who have not been approved for an early return based upon the above criteria may request to move into their fall housing assignment on Saturday, Aug. 18. A student shall provide a detailed written request to the Assistant Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator at jadams@averett.edu no later than July 20. The request will be reviewed and if approved, the student will be notified. The written request must have the following information:
•             Student Name
•             PID number
•             Reason for returning early
•             Housing assignment
•             Contact information, like phone number and email address

Unauthorized early arrivals will be charged a $50 early arrival fee, may be asked to leave, and face disciplinary action. Students should make necessary plans now to move in on Monday, Aug. 20.