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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Nursing Program Receives National Accreditation

Posted on June 13th, 2016 by Emily Tomlinson

The baccalaureate nursing program at Averett University recently received accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, an autonomous accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and residency programs in nursing. The Averett School of Nursing’s degree program includes two tracks: an on-campus, four-year, traditional bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) […]

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Henderson Inducted into IDA Hall of Fame

Posted on June 10th, 2016 by Emily Tomlinson

Averett University recently announced that Virginia “Ginger” Henderson ’87, associate professor of equestrian studies, has been inducted into the Intercollegiate Dressage (IDA) Hall of Fame. According to the IDA, the award recognizes outstanding service in an administrative capacity to the functioning of the organization. “This year’s recipient epitomizes the spirit of service,” the IDA said […]

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Averett Recognizes Retirees, Faculty & Staff for Years of Service

Posted on May 20th, 2016 by Emily Tomlinson

Every spring, at the end of its academic year, Averett University holds a special luncheon to recognize its faculty and staff for their accomplishments and their years of service. At the same time, the university honors those who are retiring. This year, the university said goodbye to two long-serving staff members. Marty Jackson ’98, assistant […]

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University Recognizes Educators of the Year

Posted on May 17th, 2016 by Emily Tomlinson

Averett University is proud to announce that 23 of its graduates were named “Educator of the Year” for 2015-16 in their respective school systems. Alumni from seven different school systems were recognized May 5 during a special event at the home of Averett President Dr. Tiffany Franks. Teachers from the Danville Public Schools who were […]

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Averett Announces Outstanding Faculty & Staff Member of the Year

Posted on May 13th, 2016 by Emily Tomlinson

Averett University is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Outstanding Faculty Member and Outstanding Staff Member of the Year. The Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year is Theatre Professor Richard Breen ’81 and the Outstanding Staff Member of the Year is Kevin Lipscomb, director of information technology services. This year’s award winners were announced during a […]

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