Posted on August 5th, 2015 by Travis Dix

student spotlight

You Need to Meet: Angie McAdams
Danville Register & Bee

Meeting Set on Transitioning Needs of Autism Community

Kids Get a Taste of What Averett University Nursing Students Do
WSET Ch. 13

Autism Speaks to Host Town Meeting at Averett
Chatham Star-Tribune

Averett to Welcome Prospective Students for Private College Week
Chatham Star-Tribune

Averett Holds Town Hall on Autism
WSET Ch. 13


Member One FCU Promotes Meadows to Vice President of Risk Management
Virginia Credit Union League

Proven Men Hires 2 Executives to Reach its Goal
Digital Producer Magazine

VSP Appoints New Bureau Director, Deputy Director

Executive Change: PRA Group Names Chief Information Security Officer

Erenstedt Passes Board Certification

Martin Erenstedt ’15 has passed the Board of Certification to become a certified athletic trainer. Martin was a member of the Men’s Soccer Team during his four years at Averett as well as an athletic training student. He excelled in both the classroom and on the field. Martin has returned to Sweden where he is determining his future plans. Congratulations, Martin!



Jewel Dale ’15 joined the team at the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness (CCECC) as the 2015-16 AmeriCorps VISTA Member. Her work will focus on community engagement efforts across the region.

Jewel graduated from Averett this spring with a bachelor of science degree in Aerospace Management: Aviation Business. While at Averett, Jewel served as a building manager, orientation leader, peer advisor and office assistant, all in the Office of Student Life. She also worked in the Admissions Office as a student ambassador.

Chloe Mayhew ’14 is the new Coordinator of Communications/Public Relations for the President’s office. Chloe earned her bachelor of arts degree in communication studies and is in the process of pursuing a master of arts in strategic communications at Liberty University. She will gather information, conduct research, compile data and help prepare required reports and presentations for various constituents. She also will assist the President with a variety of executive communications (e.g. online messages), mandated reports and other communiqués with various governmental agencies, as well as provide primary support to the Governance Committee of the Board of Trustees. Her office will be on the second floor of Main Hall.

Suvi Piipponen ’13 is our new Coordinator of Special Events, Camps and Conferences. She received her bachelor of science degree in physical education: sport management and was a member of the women’s soccer team. Suvi has been working with Office of Institutional Research as a Graduate Assistant.


Hickey Named Senior Woman Administrator

Averett University’s Director of Athletics Meg Stevens is pleased to announce that women’s basketball head coach Liz Hickey has been named the department’s Senior Woman Administrator. Congratulations, Liz! For the complete story, visit the athletics website by clicking here.

Graves Presents at Youth Development Academy

On July 16, Marquita Graves, Associate Registrar, made a presentation to a group of 34 rising 9th-graders at the Governor’s Youth Development Academy, which was held at Galileo Magnet High School. The academy is designed for rising 9th and 10th-graders – including students at risk of disengagement and dropping out – with a focus on civics education, financial literacy, community service, preventive health, personal character development and leadership.

Professor Publishes Journal Article

Dr. Sergey Samoilenko, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems, published a paper in “Journal of Global Information Technology Management,” Volume 18, Issue 2, 2015, that was titled “Before and After Joining the European Union: The Impact of Investments in Telecoms on the Visegrád Group of Countries and Baltic States.” To access the article, click here.

Giles Selected as LANP Fellow

Pam Giles, Dean of the School of Nursing, has been selected as a Leadership for Academic Nursing (LANP) Fellow for 2015-2016. The LANP is sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Fellows are selected to participate in this year-long program through a competitive application process. Each year since 2002, a cohort of 40 Fellows has engaged in professional development activities, including an assessment of current leadership style and skills, mentoring opportunities with an experienced dean, and work to accomplish identified goals. Representing a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills, the AACN Fellows have developed the necessary tools to be leaders in the academic nursing world.