Averett University Alumni Awards

Do you know an Averett alum who is a leader and deserves to be recognized? There are Averett diplomas on the walls of some prestigious offices and homes. Alumni deserve to be recognized for being excellent in their profession, their community service or their service to Averett. The Alumni Association needs YOU to nominate people that Averett should recognize.

CLICK HERE to submit your nomination.

Distinguished Alumni Award – Recognizes graduates for their service or accomplishments in their personal or professional lives.

Click here for a list of Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

Mary Jo Davis Outstanding Alumni Award – Awarded to graduates who have contributed to Averett and the community at large in the way Mary Jo Davis ’55 did. Davis retired from Averett in 1999 after 34 years of service to the University. Her career began as alumni director before transitioning into the Dean of Students Office in the 1970s. A decade later, she transitioned back into Institutional Advancement, then the Development Office. During her tenure at the University, Davis was known for laughter, pranks, optimism and developing lifelong bonds with both alumni and friends of the University. Davis once said that about the only thing she didn’t see change in her near 40 years was the four columns on Main Hall.

Click here for a list of Mary Jo Davis Outstanding Alumni Award recipients.

Recent Distinguished Alumni Award – Recognizes alumni who have graduated in the last 10 years for their professional or humanitarian efforts.

Click here for a list of Recent Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

Frank Campbell Service Award – Recognizes alumni for a specific service for Averett or for serving in the manner shown by Averett President Emeritus Dr. Frank Campbell. Under Campbell’s leadership, Averett College officially became Averett University on July 1, 2001. The endowment was increased from $240,000 to nearly $26 million. Nearly $50 million was raised for the University during Campbell’s tenure as president. He expanded the University from 19 acres to over 200 acres. Campbell is widely considered the father of the University’s football program, and the stadium holds his namesake. During his time as president, Campbell served on various boards and organizations within the community. Averett Online (formerly Averett Graduate and Professional Services) was established under his leadership in 1988.

Click here for a list of Frank Campbell Service Award recipients.

Averett Athletics Hall of Fame – Recognizes alumni who distinguished themselves as an outstanding athlete while at Averett and have shown commitment and success in their endeavors. Nominations for this can be sent to [email protected].

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Fugate-Davis Women’s Leadership Award – Recognizes strong women leaders in the tradition of Averett’s beginnings as a women’s college.

Click here for a list of Fugate-Davis Women’s Leadership Award recipients.