Averett CoffeeBreak 7-3-19

Posted on July 3rd, 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 form. Due to the Friday, July 5, holiday: For the next CoffeeBreak, please submit by Monday, July 8, for a Wednesday, July 10, publication.

Fourth of July Holiday plus One…

Hear ye! Hear ye! Good news! According to the Town Crier, so that 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.

Summer Art and Design Intensive Camp

Is your child interested in art? Averett will be hosting a Summer Art and Design Intensive camp July 22-26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The camp costs $225 including supplies. Students will investigate art from masters and contemporary artists and learn lighting, posing and wardrobe selections to create digital and dry media self-portraits. Inspiration will come from local and global architecture from the creation of three-dimensional projects.

During the camp, students should bring their lunch with them. Light snacks will be provided. Drop off will be at Pritchett auditorium Monday through Thursday. Drop off and pick up on Friday will be communicated once the camp begins. To register, print off and fill out this registration form and return to Mary Sullivan.


Millennium Advisors Available for Questions and Financial Advice

Millennium advisors are planning to be available for virtual consultations and phone calls throughout the summer to assist with financial planning for retirement. Feel free to call or schedule an appointment through their scheduling link. It is a link that individuals can use to schedule a 15-30 minute phone appointment with an advisor. Click here to access it.

Toll free: (877) 435-2489
Local: (804) 346-1040
Fax: (804) 346-1044
Email: mas@mcmva.com

Student Life Accolades and Departures

Best Wishes to Kyle Patterson. He will be leaving us after seven years of service as the director of Housing and Residence Life. Kyle developed many initiatives that helped the Residence Life office become more automated and student friendly. His smile and pleasant demeanor will be missed greatly. Kyle has accepted a position at the University of North Florida as assistant director of housing operations.


Best Wishes to Lee Roy Johnson, graduate hall director in charge of staff development and RA recruitment. He has accepted a job at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., as an area coordinator.





Best Wishes to Lance Moore, graduate hall director in charge of diversity and inclusion. He has accepted a job at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech) in Blacksburg, Va., as a residential learning coordinator.




Best Wishes to Shelbilyn Boelsche, graduate hall director in charge of housing operations. She has accepted a position that will be announced shortly.





Best Wishes to Jamal Forney, graduate assistant of intramurals & recreation. He has accepted a position with Total Quality Logistics in Greensboro, N.C. He will serve as a logistics account executive.





Best Wishes to Cecelia Yeager, graduate assistant for counseling. She has completed the requirements for her MBA and is currently exploring employment opportunities.




Best Wishes to Williane (Ann) Charles, graduate assistant for Student Engagement. She has completed the requirements for her MBA and is currently exploring employment opportunities.





GPS Student Spotlight

Meet Dawn Stultz-Vaughn, a student pursuing her Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and Leadership degree, expected to graduate in 2020. To read more about Dawn on the GPS blog, click here.

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

“Education and learning have always been important to me. I am a first-generation college student in my family. I knew I was lucky to be able to attend college, and what a financial burden it was to be there. I had a lot of student loans to repay, so I chose to work after receiving my bachelor’s degree, but always knew that I desired to return and achieve my master’s degree. I am a highly motivated and goal-oriented person. I am the only female who has ever been promoted with rank at the Martinsville Police Department, and when I retired, was a Patrol Lieutenant.

I believe in working hard, and also mentoring younger officers who worked for me, and the ones we train. I believe that earning a master’s degree in criminal justice administration and leadership will allow me to mentor new and old officers in this profession, as well as provide career opportunities and growth. I want to be a strong leader and example of a great police administrator.”