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 […]


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) […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Averett University Unveils New Logo

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by Travis Dix

Recently, Averett University revealed its new logo. It features both a vertical and horizontal format, which allows for greater flexibility in usage. While the athletics department has updated its logo in the last few years, this is the first time the university as a whole has refreshed its logo in nearly two decades. “We have looked at possible […]


Aviation Day Provides Peek into the Industry

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by Travis Dix

Dreams soared high at Averett University’s Aviation Day on Friday, March 18. More than 100 people packed the Student Center’s multipurpose room on Friday, March 18 for the day-long event, which included guest speakers, presentations, breakout sessions and a tour of the airport. Sixteen prospective students and their families joined current aeronautics students, faculty, staff […]


University Selected as a Top School in MAE&T’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities

Posted on December 18th, 2015 by Emily Tomlinson

Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Averett University the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide was released late this month, and is available online at The Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive […]