On this year’s annual staff, faculty and retiree luncheon, Averett University honored six retirees.
» Sue Davis, while working with Averett, was assigned as a director of teacher education and an assistant professor, department chair, as well as an education and division chair. Sue Davis completed her master’s and bachelor’s degree in the field of education from Averett University, followed by a Doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and, from the University of Virginia, advanced graduate studies.
Soon after joining Averett, Davis became a full-time faculty member.
»The second retiree, Erma Neveu, has served at the Quantico Marine Base Higher Education Center and Northern Virginia community as the academic advisor to the Graduate and Professional Studies students of Averett since 1996.
Her career started with the Arkansas Dept. of Education’s School Food Service in 1986. She served as the academic advisor at the University of Maryland. She did her BBA from AverettUniversityin2005.
» The third retiree, a tenured associate professor Elaine Day, has worked for Averett for a total of 25 years. She did her BA from Syracuse University and MS in library science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Since 2000, Elaine Day has served as the library director at Averett.
» Pamela Riedel, between 1994 and 2019, acted as a professor at the Dept. of Education. Both her BS in elementary education and her Master of Education was done from Averett College. From the College of William and Mary, Riedel got her Doctorate in Education and special education.
Riedel has been a teacher at Averett for 25 years.
» The fifth retiree, Richard Ferguson, acted as a professor as well as the chair of the dept. of physical education, wellness, and sport science. Richard Ferguson got both his Doctor of Philosophy in physical education and Master of Education degree from the University of Virginia. He did his BS in PE from James Madison University. His post-graduate study competed at the University of Lausanne.
Ferguson is a psychology consultant, certified from the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs.
» The sixth retiree, Donald T. Ethington, acted as a deputy chair of mathematics and a professor at Averett. From the University of Georgia, he got his Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics. His MS was completed from the Mississippi State University and BA from Centre College of Kentucky. In 1979, Ethington was tenured.