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 […]


Averett University Announces 2017-18 Arts@Averett Season

Posted on August 8th, 2017 by Danielle Staub

Are you a bluegrass fanatic? Or maybe Shakespeare is more your style? Perhaps it’s musical theatre that peaks your interest. Whatever you enjoy, Averett’s Arts@Averett series offers this and more. Averett University is excited to invite you to check out and join the University in celebrating the arts with its 2017-18 Arts@Averett lineup, which includes the 1859 Coffeehouse Lecture Series. The […]


Partnership Helps Local Church & Students

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by Emily Tomlinson

West Main Baptist Church has long been a neighbor of Averett University, and as with most people who live next door to each other, the two organizations have had a neighborly relationship. This past year, that neighborly relationship went one step further when the church began offering paid music internships for students. “We started the […]


Alumna Discovers Interest in Nonprofit Work

Posted on July 31st, 2016 by Emily Tomlinson

When Morgan Epstein ’15 was a high school senior looking at colleges, Averett University wasn’t on the list. It was not until she asked one of her teachers for a reference that she heard of Averett for the first time. According to Epstein, her teacher, Joe Franks, husband of Averett president Dr. Tiffany Franks, refused […]