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Homecoming 2019

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Averett University

420 West Main St

Danville, VA 24541

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Homecoming 2019
October 18-20

The Greatest Show

Register by September 29 and receive a special gift!


Thursday, Oct. 17
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Career Expo (Blount Chapel) We are seeking alumni to come for hour-long blocks of time to serve on a panel and speak to students about how to network, get and keep a job – especially in your field. If you are interested in volunteering some time, click here.


Friday, Oct. 18
BLUE AND GOLD DAY – Wear your blue and gold ‘wearever’ you are in the world! Post pictures on social media #AverettFamily

8 a.m.-3 p.m. Career Expo (Blount Chapel)

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Homecoming Carnival (Student Center Lawn) – All are invited

6:30 p.m. Homecoming Hometown Party (629 Craghead St.) – We are back at the Community Market in Downtown Danville with Nana Karen's and Get Buffaloed food trucks for a party designed to be an easy place to see all of your alumni friends. Must be 21 or over. Ticket includes dinner, beverages and entertainment. Childcare available, contact the alumni office for details at alumni@averett.edu.

11 p.m. After Party (Kickback Jack's) - For those who want to celebrate a little more!


Saturday, Oct. 19
10 a.m. Alumni Awards Ceremony and Athletics Hall of Fame Induction (Pritchett Auditorium)
We will also honor the Class of ’69 for their 50th Reunion, and pin the Class of ’94 for their 25th Reunion. Shuttle service will be available from 8:50-10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-Noon from Frith parking lot.

2019 Alumni Award Recipients
Stephanie Lowe Ellis '01 - Distinguished Alumnus
Susan Slade Hudgins '69 - Mary Jo Davis Lifetime Service
Jada Little '16 - Recent Alumnus
Nic Sturdifen '07, '10 - Distinguished Alumnus
Jennifer Hoge Williams '90 - Frank Campbell Service

2019 Hall of Fame Inductees
Paige Aaron Echols '13 (Volleyball)
Brad Hartman '09, '13 (Men's Golf)
Tapio Martti '87 (Men's Tennis)
Scott Swann '06 (Football)
Allison Sparks Williams '14 (Volleyball)

10 a.m. Tailgate Alley Opens (North Campus) – Reserve tailgate spaces in advance for $20 each for this game only. If you want a space next to someone in particular, contact Dan Hayes at dhayes@averett.edu. Spaces will be assigned at the check-in tent at the game. (Discounted space fee available online until Oct. 11)

We will have a tailgate competition again this year!

11:30 a.m. Campus Tour (Frith Parking Lot)

1 p.m. Stop by the Alumni Registration tent to register and pick up your free swag bag!

2:30 p.m. Ticket Booth Opens – Student Athletic Advisory Council will be collecting canned goods for God’s Storehouse – Bring a few to support their efforts!

4 p.m. Cougar Walk – Come see the Cougar Team close up and cheer for them before the game.

5 p.m. Gates Open – Full concessions available

6 p.m. Football vs N.C. Wesleyan – General Admission $8; 17 and under & Seniors 60 and over $4; Children under 5 are free. (Discounted tickets available online until Oct. 11)

During halftime we will recognize our award recipients and Hall of Fame inductees.

After Game Gathering -- Join us at a Team Averett restaurant. Help support the businesses that support Averett Athletics. (List available at the alumni registration tent)


Sunday, Oct. 20
10 a.m.
Service of Remembrance (Blount Chapel)
Chapel Service honoring members of the Averett community who passed away in the last year – Averett Singers will perform.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday Brunch (Student Center Dining Hall)


Bookstore Hours – Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Bookstore will also have items for sale at the football game.

HOTELS – Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Courtyard Marriott and Holiday Inn Express under “Averett Homecoming.” Blocks expire Sept. 10.



CLASS OF 1969
We will have special events for alumni from the Class of 1969!

Friday
Tour of the Danville Campuses
Homecoming Hometown Party

Saturday
Awards Ceremony
Lunch with Dr. Franks and induction into the Order of the Daisy
Watch the football game from the President’s Suite with Dr. Franks

Sunday
Homecoming Chapel Service

HOMECOMING T-SHIRT
The Alumni Association Board has created a special t-shirt featuring words alumni shared to describe their time at Averett. It will be available for purchase at Homecoming AND as a gift for alumni who register by Sept. 29.

#AverettFamily #HOCO19 #Averett

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