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Associate Director of Admissions & Transfer Student Counselor
jthurnes@averett.edu
1-800-AVERETT, ext. 15668

James received his B.S degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice at Averett in 2007. He was a four- year member of the Cougars football team and was a member of Alpha Kappa Delta, the National Honor Society for Sociology and the Honor Program. He started working in the Averett admissions office in 2008 and was a Campus Guest Coordinator for five years. James earned his Master’s of Business Administration from Averett in 2012, and is now the Transfer Student Counselor. He enjoys playing golf, being with friends and spending time with his wife, Tracey, and their dog, Ronnie, at their home in Elon, North Carolina.

James counsels all transfer students.

Why did you choose AU?

I was looking for a small school and somewhere I could play football. Averett offered small class sizes and competitive athletics that met my needs.

What’s your favorite place in Danville?

I like the River District and all it offers. The restaurants, Riverwalk trail and scenic fountain are wonderful places to enjoy in the evening.

What one piece of advice do you have for a student choosing Averett?

If you are looking for hands-on experiences and people who care about you, Averett is the place for you. People who work every day with a “student first” attitude are what make Averett great.

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