Averett honored for student volunteerism

(Danville, Va.) — Averett College was among the honorees as Gov. Ralph Northam recognized the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards during a special ceremony held at the Executive Mansion this week.

Averett was honored in the Outstanding Education Organization category, one of nine recipients from across the state to be recognized. Averett was selected for its role in the Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness, a program which pairs volunteers from Averett, Danville Community College and Piedmont Community College with local organizations such as God’s Storehouse, the Boys & Girls Club of the Dan River Region.

The governor’s annual awards program spotlights the outstanding efforts that individual volunteers and organizations contribute on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth.