Averett CoffeeBreak 6-6-18

Posted on June 6th, 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 8, for a Wednesday, June 13, publication.

Manzano named first head coach of Averett’s recently launched esports program

Dr. Tiffany M. Franks and Director of Athletics Meg Stevens are proud to announce the hiring of Oscar Manzano as the first head coach of Averett’s recently launched varsity esports program.

Averett was the first four-year university in Virginia to add varsity esports — competitive video gaming with spectators — during the 2017-18 academic year. Averett is a member of two conferences, including the only varsity competitive gaming league, the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), as well as the Collegiate Starleague, or CSL, a junior varsity conference.

To read the full release, click here.




GPS Student Spotlight

Meet David Biggs, a student pursuing his Bachelor of Applied Science – Leadership Studies degree who is expected to graduate in 2020.

QUESTION: What is your motivation for obtaining your degree?

ANSWER: “What motivated me to get into this program I guess would be that I have worked in the shipping department for the last 37 to 38 years and I need a change. So when this opportunity came along I jumped at the chance.”


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!