Averett Alumnus Tyler Campbell Achieves All 5 BCEN® Emergency Nursing Certifications in One Year

Posted on July 26th, 2021 by Matt Bell

Averett University School of Nursing alumnus Tyler Campbell ’20 in April passed his fifth emergency nursing certification exam from the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). In the short term over the last year, Campbell set out to achieve not one, but all five emergency nursing certifications from the BCEN. After graduating in May […]


Recent Graduate Completes Three Internships While at Averett

Posted on June 7th, 2021 by Matt Bell

Jasmin Tinnis wasted no time – literally – during her four years at Averett University. She graduated Saturday, May 8, after triple-majoring in aviation, business and criminal justice/sociology. She also completed three internships, hundreds of volunteer hours and several service-learning projects. “I completed all three of these internships while maintaining a full course load,” Tinnis […]


New Law Degree Program Options for Averett Students through Partnership with Appalachian School of Law

Posted on May 26th, 2021 by Cassie Jones

Averett University and Appalachian School of Law (ASL) are teaming up to help students seeking a law degree complete their education sooner. The new partnership agreement between the two institutions, made official at today’s signing event at Averett University in Danville, Va., consists of two pathways: a three-plus-three dual-degree option and a four-plus-three traditional pathway. […]


Almost 200 Graduate from Averett University at Outdoor, In-Person Commencement Ceremony

Posted on May 8th, 2021 by Cassie Jones

For the first time from the Frank R. Campbell Stadium, Averett University conferred degrees of almost 200 graduates outdoors on Saturday, May 8, from its E. Stuart James Grant North Campus. The graduating class of 2021, aged 20 to 60, includes 17 veterans and seven international students from Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Denmark, Sweden and the […]


Averett School of Nursing Continues Treasured Tradition, Begins New One

Posted on May 7th, 2021 by Cassie Jones

Averett University added yet another meaningful tradition to its end-of-year roster of celebrations as it hosted its first-ever nurse practitioner white coat ceremony – an event following the annual Nurse Pinning Ceremony for the 2021 nursing graduates. During the 2021 National Nurses Week, the University’s School of Nursing held both ceremonies on May 7 at […]


Viral Social Post Thrusts Averett Alumna into National Spotlight

Posted on April 20th, 2021 by Matt Bell

Averett University alumna Jennifer Williams ’90 received national news attention in March after a social media post about her book donation program suddenly went viral. It all started on March 2 when Williams, an Averett psychology graduate and teacher, donated to Chatham Elementary School in Chatham, Va. on Dr. Seuss Day. The donation was made […]


Virtual Founders’ Day Enables Continuation of Annual Averett Tradition

Posted on March 12th, 2021 by Matt Bell

Averett University’s annual Founders’ Day event was held before an empty Pritchett Auditorium Thursday, March 11. The event was broadcast online, which opened the virtual doors for hundreds of viewers to hear alumni memories of Averett and words of encouragement for the future after a historic year. Averett alumni Dr. James Allred ’97, Dr. Angela […]


Hindsight 2020: Looking Back at Averett’s Top 20 Stories of 2020

Posted on December 31st, 2020 by Matt Bell

Unprecedented. Historic. Unique. The list of adjectives to describe the year 2020 is seemingly never-ending. Though a year of some of the most strange, inspiring and tumultuous moments across the globe, At Averett, we have not let the challenges of 2020 hold us back. We’ve continued to push through many new initiatives and remained flexible […]


Averett University, Despite Pandemic, Honors Class of 2020 and Graduates more than 350

Posted on December 12th, 2020 by Travis Dix

In an emotion-packed graduation weekend of historic firsts, Averett University recognized the Class of 2020 in two unique celebrations December 11 and 12. In response to recent statewide mandates ordering all gatherings to 25 people or less, Averett reimagined its Winter 2020 Commencement to adhere to all statewide health and safety recommendations while still giving […]


Averett Alumnus Awarded 2021 Virginia Teacher of the Year

Posted on October 22nd, 2020 by Matt Bell

Averett University alumnus Anthony Swann ’07 was named the Mary V. Bicouvaris 2021 Virginia Teacher of the Year during a virtual recognition ceremony earlier in October. Swann, a fifth grade teacher at Rocky Mount Elementary and Danville native said that he was still in shock after learning he had won the prestigious award. “I’m still […]