Averett CoffeeBreak 7-25-18

Posted on July 25th, 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, July 27, for a Wednesday, Aug. 1, publication.

Saying Goodbye

Due to family health matters, Debbie Flinn will be moving back to Canada to be with her family. The search for the next Director of Development will begin soon. We wish Debbie and her family well!



GPS Student Spotlight

Meet April Wood, a student pursuing her Bachelor of Business Administration degree who is expected to graduate in 2019. To learn more about April on the GPS blog, click here.

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

ANSWER: “The motivation for obtaining my degree is the constant changes in the healthcare profession. It is necessary to further my education to provide better continuity of care to my patients and career advancement.”


Parking Lot Closed: Mattress Delivery

The Fugate/Library parking lot is currently closed due to a mattress delivery. To allow the delivery truck the adequate access, the parking lot will be closed until after all materials are unloaded. Once it is finished, the parking lot will be opened back up for use, which should be around lunchtime today.

The Fugate/Library parking lot will also be closed for delivery’s ALL DAY on Thursday, Aug. 2, and Friday, Aug. 3. Please direct any questions to Elliot Baynes at ebaynes@averett.edu.

Young Professionals Meet Up: Ballad Brewing

Join the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals at Ballad Brewing tonight, July 25, at 5:30 p.m. for the next Young Professionals Meet Up. Enjoy networking and free tours of the brewery.

Because of the University’s membership, all Averett employees are eligible to attend Chamber events. To RSVP for the event, click here. To join the Facebook event, click here.

Ballad Brewing is also a member of our Cougar Nation Discount Program. To see the full list of participating businesses, click here.

It is Virginia Private College Week!

Virginia Private College Week runs through this Saturday, July 28. During this week, prospective students across the Commonwealth are encouraged to visit the many private colleges and universities throughout Virginia, including Averett University.

All 24 participating institutions will host two daily programs for prospective students and their families. Sessions are offered Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Saturday session will be offered at 9 a.m. only.

At Averett, visitors will get a tour of campus from a current student, talk with Admissions Counselors, and learn more about our academic programs. If you know someone interested, pass this along! They can register online, or by contacting Shekinah Logan, campus guest coordinator, at (434) 791-6880 or slogan@averett.edu.

Averett Football Season Tickets and Reserved Parking Spaces are now on sale!

Have you reserved you tailgate spot yet? What about your season tickets for football games?

Reserved Tailgate Alley Spot: $115
Unassigned Tailgate Alley: $90
Preferred Parking: $75 (No tailgating)
Day-of Preferred Parking: $20 (As available)
Day-of Unassigned Tailgate: $20
Reserved Seat Season Pass: $60
Day-of General Admission: $10
Day-of Reserved Seat: $15

Everything is now on sale! Call (434) 791-5677 to reserve.

Growth Mindset Classes

If you plan to teach a class with a growth mindset component this fall or if you have questions about GM classes, please contact Susan Huckstep at huckstep@averett.edu or Ginger Henderson at vhenderson@averett.edu.

Save the Date: Annual August Opening Session for Faculty & Staff

Tuesday, August 14
2 – 4:15 p.m. Opening of the Year Kick-Off (Informal fellowship time beginning at 1:15 p.m.)
4:15 – 6:30 p.m. Family Picnic and Tours of Newly Renovated Main Hall

Mark your calendars for the 2018 August Opening! Join your fellow faculty and staff as we celebrate the new school year on Tuesday, Aug. 14, starting at 1:15 p.m. in the Frith Fine Arts Center Lobby.

The afternoon begins with refreshments and fellowship in the lobby until 2 p.m., followed by our program in Pritchett Auditorium featuring new faculty and staff pinning, “A Student’s Journey through the themes of Averett 2020,” and our honored guest, Dr. Eileen Hulme, a nationally respected educator who will lead an engaging presentation on the cultural, technological, socioeconomic and demographic shifts that are creating unique forces on colleges and universities. Hulme, who brings a wealth of experience as a faculty member, administrator and researcher, frames the “issues and challenges of the day” profoundly well, with the needs of the student always at the center.

Following our Opening of the Year Session, President Franks and Joe will host you and your loved ones for a family picnic in the Carrington Gym (including a “Kids Corner” with bubbles, chalk and more) and everyone will have the opportunity to tour the newly renovated Main Hall.