Posted on May 10th, 2016 by Travis Dix

student spotlight

Averett Students Take Learning Outside Classroom
WSET Ch. 13

Averett sets new Fundraising Record
Danville Register & Bee

Averett University hoping to Start new Program Aimed at Reducing Crime Poverty in Danville
WSLS Ch. 10

Averett to Compete for Service Learning Funding
Danville Register & Bee

Averett Students use Art to bring Awareness to Water Pollution
WSET Ch. 13

Local Man Runs Marathon on Behalf of his Girlfriend who is a Cancer Survivor
WSET Ch. 13

Averett Student runs two Marathons in Three Days
WSET Ch. 13

Former “American Idol” Contestant to Perform
Chatham Star-Tribune

Love Danville Higher Education Council
WSET Ch. 13

Averett University Player Hopes to Make History in CFL
WSLS Ch. 10

Group Dabbles in Art in Unusual Venue – a Former Swimming Pool
Danville Register & Bee

Alumni Links

‘Tarzan’ has a Look Worth Working For
Martinsville Bulletin

Assaid Returns to Roanoke County Public Schools
The Roanoke Times


Lemery Judges Congressional App Challenge

Steve Lemery, assistant professor of computer science and mathematics, served as a judge for this year’s U.S. Congressional App Challenge, in which high school students designed and created smart phone apps. This year’s 5th District winner was the “VR Atom History Explorer” submitted by a team from Franklin County High School. Lemery was impressed by their app’s use of a 3-D interface using a low-cost “Google Cardboard” device. Their winning app will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for the year.

As stated by the office of Congressman Robert Hurt, “The Congressional App Challenge was designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.”

Annual Engagement Showcase Awards

On Tuesday, March 29, students from Averett University, Danville Community College and Piedmont Community College presented their community engagement work at the Second Annual Student Engagement Showcase.

Students and faculty members from service-learning courses and community volunteer projects demonstrated their work through visuals and storytelling. The program also included the Engage awards, presented to a student leader and a faculty leader from each school, as well as an overall community leader award.

Damion Bishoff won the 2016 Student Leader Award and Dr. Michelle Liu was honored with the 2016 Faculty Leader Award. The Community Leader Award was presented to the Danville Life Saving Crew by Dr. Susan Huckstep’s Advanced Public Relations class, which has provided PR assistance to the organization this semester.