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 […]


2020 Homecoming Award Recipients Named at Averett University

Posted on October 19th, 2020 by Matt Bell

For the first time in Averett University’s history, alumni and Averett friends across the world celebrated the annual homecoming traditions virtually with “Averett University 2020 Homecoming @ Home.” “We were disappointed we could not all gather together and celebrate Homecoming in person this year, but take solace in knowing that so many hold Averett near […]


Homecoming @ Home: Averett’s 2020 Homecoming Goes Virtual

Posted on September 9th, 2020 by Matt Bell

Students, employees, alumni and friends are invited to celebrate Averett University’s Homecoming at home this year, tuning in all weekend long for a number of exciting online events. As part of an ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of Averett’s 2020 Homecoming weekend events will be held virtually this year. Themed as the Roaring […]


Averett University Again Ranked among Top 15 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges List

Posted on September 11th, 2019 by Cassie Jones

University also recognized for best value and undergraduate teaching, as well as ranked as a best college for veterans, ethnic diversity and upward social mobility Averett University continues to rank within the top 15 of the best regional liberal arts colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Ranked as No. 15, Averett […]


Averett University Selected as Intermediary for Local AmeriCorps VISTA Member Program, Recruiting for Five VISTA Positions

Posted on January 22nd, 2018 by Cassie Jones

Averett University’s Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness (CCECC) has recently been selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to serve as an intermediary organization for eight AmeriCorps VISTA members for the Dan River Region – currently the only college or university in the Commonwealth of Virginia to serve in this […]


Alumni & Friends Wants You to Join the Travel Fun in 2018

Posted on November 30th, 2017 by Cassie Jones

By Ashley Bowman Special to the Averett Office of Marketing and Communications In addition to hosting trips abroad designed for students, Averett University also offers alumni-centered travel options. Eight years ago, retired Averett professor Dr. Larry Wilburn created the Alumni & Friends travel group for non-students. Each year, Wilburn and Alumni Relations work closely to […]


Averett University Unveils State Historical Highway Marker to Commemorate Iconic Main Hall Building

Posted on September 18th, 2017 by Cassie Jones

Averett University unveiled its new state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. At a ceremony in front of the university’s Main Hall, a large crowd gathered to hear remarks from college and city leaders. “Today marks a special occasion for Averett as we honor its legacy by unveiling our new historical […]