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March of a Lifetime: Averett Music Professor Recalls Rose Parade Experience

Posted on January 13th, 2022 by Matt Bell

Averett Associate Professor of Music Dr. Janet Phillips participated with 280 other band directors from across the United States and Mexico in The Michael D. Sewell Memorial Foundation: “Saluting America’s Band Directors: We Teach Music. We Teach Life” float in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. on New Year’s Day. She summed […]


Averett’s Nixon, Shropshire selected to attend upcoming NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program

Posted on January 5th, 2022 by Matt Bell

Averett University senior student-athletes Chase Nixon and Sarah Shropshire were selected for 2022 NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program, which will be held Jan. 19-22 in conjunction with the 2022 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis. Nixon and Shropshire, who played football and volleyball, respectively, were among the 40 selected nationally for this year’s program, which is designed for ethnic […]


Year in Review: Looking Back at Averett in 2021

Posted on December 31st, 2021 by Matt Bell

Through many ups and downs, pivots, changes and fluid situations, Averett University pushed through 2021 full steam ahead. Without question, COVID-19 was still a factor in campus life. However, students, faculty and staff sought ways to overcome the pandemic’s stronghold and the Averett family is stronger for it. From overtaking management as the Danville airport’s […]


Averett Announces Addition of Men’s, Women’s Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field

Posted on December 17th, 2021 by Cassie Jones

Averett University announced Friday the addition of varsity men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field programs, which will begin competition during the 2022-23 academic year. The addition of men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field expands Averett’s number of varsity NCAA programs to 21 in addition to the three varsity club […]


Averett Music Professor to Represent Virginia Band Directors in 2022 Rose Parade

Posted on December 16th, 2021 by Matt Bell

Averett University Assistant Professor of Music Janet Phillips will represent Virginia in the 2022 Rose Parade as part of a 300-piece band for the Rose Parade Band Directors Salute on Jan. 1, 2022. She called the invitation an opportunity of a lifetime. “I was really excited and surprised to learn I was selected. Never did […]


Averett University 2021 Winter Commencement Exercises

Posted on December 11th, 2021 by Cassie Jones

Averett University conferred the degrees of more than 135 graduates on Saturday, Dec. 11, from its Grant Center on the E. Stuart James Grant North Campus. The graduating class of 2021, aged 21 to 63, includes seven veterans and six international students from Finland, Spain and Sweden. At least 20% are first-generation college graduates in […]


Special Recognition Event Held for Averett University Military and First-Generation Graduates

Posted on December 10th, 2021 by Cassie Jones

Following graduation rehearsal for tomorrow’s big day, Averett University graduates who are active duty military or veterans, as well as graduates who are the first in their family to graduate from college, were honored in a special ceremony. This is the first time the University has held a formal ceremony for this, but plans to […]


Averett University Honors First Graduates of Master of Science in Nursing Program at Inaugural FNP Pinning Ceremony

Posted on December 10th, 2021 by Matt Bell

Averett University marked another first this morning at its inaugural Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Pinning Ceremony. The event honored the School of Nursing’s first Master of Science in nursing graduates. Four graduates completed two years of academic and clinical requirements to be pinned as an FNP, moving into the advanced practice realm of nursing. FNPs […]


Miller retires as volleyball head coach to become full-time administrator in athletics

Posted on December 8th, 2021 by Matt Bell

DANVILLE, Va. — One of the winningest coaches in NCAA Division III women’s volleyball is hanging up his whistle. Averett University’s Danny Miller announced his retirement from coaching Wednesday after 27 seasons as head coach of the Cougars. Miller, who also serves as the deputy director of athletics and compliance officer, is transitioning to a full-time administrator […]


Averett President Tiffany Franks Recognized with 2022 Credo Courageous Leadership Award

Posted on December 7th, 2021 by Cassie Jones

Averett University is proud to announce that President Dr. Tiffany M. Franks has been awarded the 2022 Courageous Leadership Award by Credo, a comprehensive higher education consulting firm that specializes in working with independent colleges and universities. This annual award is presented to an independent college president who meets a number of criteria, and Dr. […]