Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Travis Dix

student spotlight

Averett Students Pack up for the Year
Danville Register & Bee

Averett Celebrates Local, International Ties at Commencement
Danville Register & Bee

Nearly 300 Walk Stage in Averett Commencement
WSET Ch. 13

USDF Congratulates 2015 USDF/IDA National Quiz Challenge Winners

Aaron Howell Named Averett Vice President for Business and Finance
Danville Register & Bee

Averett Awards Top Honors
Danville Register & Bee


Day & Zimmermann names Gale as VP of Nuclear ops
Power Engineering

A Pittsylvania County Woman in Nashville Band Signs with First Management Firm
WDBJ Ch. 7

Ross Creasy Appointed Managing Director at MorganFranklin Consulting
KATV Ch. 7

Icenhour Tapped at South Hill Elementary
South Boston News & Record


Pearce Takes on New Role

Carly Pearce has accepted the position of Director of GPS Student Success. This was a great opportunity to promote one of Averett’s own — a leader with proven success.

In her new role, Carly will lead the GPS Student Success team after serving as Averett’s Women’s Head Soccer Coach and as an Athletics Administrator. Carly has demonstrated exemplary leadership, optimism and collaborative skills. Her career in higher education also includes working with students and focusing on improving the student experience, traits this position requires. An additional strength that Carly brings is her expertise in Life Skills. She’s cultivated teams, colleagues (and beyond) with skills that will help with the growth and development of her team and our GPS students. As you see Carly around campus, please congratulate and welcome Carly to the GPS team!

Barringer Continues with Averett

Nicole Barringer ’15, who majored in Criminal Justice/Sociology and minored in Communications, will be continuing at Averett as the Assistant Volleyball Coach. During her time at Averett, Nicole was a three year captain of the volleyball team, first team all-conference, American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) all-South Region, AVCA All-American, NCAA national SAAC member, Averett SAAC president, Bishop Award Winner, four-time academic all-conference, 2014 Frank Campbell Sportsmanship Award winner, and the 2015 Barbara Kushubar Female Athlete of the Year winner. Welcome back, Nicole!

Spring Graduate in Germany

Marina Da Silva ’15 is making the most of her Equine Management degree in Marburg, Germany. She is at Reitsportanlage Hofgut Dagobertshausen doing some riding, grooming and stable management. Marina loves being abroad and hopes to stay for an extended amount of time. At Averett, she was a student ambassador and member of the IHSA team. She is originally from Santa Barbara, Calif. Congratulations (or Glückwünsche) Marina!