Posted on March 8th, 2016 by Travis Dix

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Athletics Department Receives National Award

Averett University was only one of several Division III institutions in the country to earn recognition from the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA). The NADIIIAA recently announced the recipients of this year’s NADIIIAA/JOSTENS Community Service Awards. Each institution or conference was recognized for the impressive community service projects performed by its student-athletes during the 2014-15 academic year.

Averett was one of three universities to receive “Award of Merit” distinction in the “Array of Projects” category, along with Arcadia University and Roger Williams University. For more about this recognition, click here.

facultystaffnewsStevens Speaks at NCAA Seminar

Athletics Director Meg Stevens was one of the industry leaders and experts to speak at the 2016 NCAA Emerging Leaders Seminar in Indianapolis Jan 27- 29. Nicole Barringer ’15, graduate assistant for volleyball, was selected to attend the seminar as well.

More than 200 interns and graduate assistants at the start of their careers participated in seminar. A committee comprised of members from the Association – a group that includes current administrators and past seminar participants across all NCAA divisions – selected the participants. Besides national office interns, 59 conferences and affiliates and 165 schools were represented in the program this year.

McMurtry Earns Ph.D.

Kim McMurtry, Adjunct Instructor of English, has earned a Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University. For her dissertation entitled “Effective Teaching Practices in Online Higher Education,” she conducted a multi-case study of national award-winning online instructors. McMurtry teaches online courses for IDEAL.

albertdeamicisGPS Faculty Spotlight

GPS Adjunct Faculty Albert DeAmicis recently published an article entitled “The Thin Green Line and Their War at the Border” in the American Criminal Justice LAE Journal. DeAmicis holds two master’s degrees from the University of Pittsburgh – one in public and international affairs and the second in public policy and management. He has published numerous articles in various journals within the field of criminal justice. He also holds certifications from the US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has been an adjunct professor in criminal justice for Averett’s GPS Program since 2014.

GPS Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Tiffany Lee, an adjunct professor for the GPS Program, recently published her first article in the Emergency Medicine International journal on “International Good Samaritan Laws.” Right after publishing the article, she was contacted by the Emergency Physicians Association in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) about consulting with them as they try to pass a Good Samaritan law in their country. Lee states “My work with the UAE is through their main emergency physicians’ organization. They’ve been doing some grassroots work to try to get a Good Samaritan type law passed, but they’re still in the very early stages of obtaining governmental support. I’ve been talking to them about potential legislative strategies, and have provided them with an annotated model law to use when they make their initial presentation to the various legislative bodies in the country. The UAE has a very interesting governmental structure; it’s more segmented, and more complicated, than the federal system in the US. Later on I’ll be working with them to review their English language PSAs, which will be designed either to encourage people to contact their legislators, or, after the law passes, to educate people about the law.” She is following a similar movement in India.

Lee holds a Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee University School of Law. She teaches in the criminal justice program for GPS. She is a disaster responder for Team Rubicon and an emergency planning volunteer with the Rescue Mission of Roanoke.