University Academic Calendar 2013-2014

Faculty/Administrator Workshops

August 15-22

President's Dinner

August 19

Beginning of Fall Semester

*August 27

Graduation Application Deadline-


December 2013 Graduates

September 30

Fall Board of Trustees Meeting

November 7-9


November 8-9

Thanksgiving Break

November 27-29

End of Fall Semester

*December 12

Graduation Application Deadline-


May/August 2014 Graduates

December 31

Beginning of Spring Semester

*January 8

Spring Board of Trustees Meeting

March 20-22

Top Nazarene Talent (TNT) at TNU

April 3-6

End of Spring Semester

*April 30


May 2


May 3

Beginning of Summer Semester

*May 5

End of Summer Semester

*August 15

*Starting and ending dates for classes in undergraduate and all graduate programs vary within the framework of each semester. The Management and Human Relations Program, the Information Technology Programs, the Business Administration-Management Program and the Christian Ministry Online Program are structured on the basis of three consecutive semesters beginning at the start date for a cohort group. The Christian Ministry Program (Salvation Army) has a unique schedule. Dates for these programs are published on program websites and are available from the College of Lifelong Learning.

Other Important Dates for Undergraduate Program 2013-2014


Summer New Student Orientation

June 14-15

Student Teachers Orientation

July 29

Fall New Student Orientation

August 23-24

New Student Registration


Returning Student Registration

August 26

Classes Begin

August 27

Last Day to Register and Add Classes

September 2

Fall Break

October 14-15

Class Advising for Spring Semester

November 11-22

Last Day to Drop a Class with a "W"

November 25

Final Exams—Fall Semester

December 10-12


New Student Orientation/Registration

January 6-7

Returning Student Registration

January 7

Classes Begin

January 8

Last Day to Register and Add Classes

January 14

Spring Break

March 10-14

Class Advising for Summer and Fall Semesters

March 17-28

Last Day to Drop a Class with a "W"

April 2

Easter Break

April 18-21

Final Exams—Spring Semester

April 28-30


Online Summer Session I*

May 2 -June 22

Online Summer Session II*

June 2-July 13

Online Summer Session III*

June 30 -August 10

*The orientation for online summer sessions, Introduction to Online Learning, begins one week prior to the beginning of each session. The College of Lifelong Learning provides the exact dates to students.


On Campus Summer Session

May 12-28

On Campus Summer Session II

June -2-18

On Campus Summer Session III

July 7-23



Summer New Student Orientation

June 13-14



General Information

A Word From the President

Every great story begins somewhere. For many of our graduates, the choice to attend Trevecca Nazarene University was the starting point of their great story. It was here that their passion for a life of service caught fire. It was here that a mentoring relationship with a professor began. It was here that academic excellence became a priority. It was here that a circle of best friends formed. It was here that the needs of the world came into view. It was here that a genuine walk with God became a reality.

Trevecca is much more than a place where you can earn a diploma. It is a chapter in your life that could be the beginning of all you hoped for yourself. My joy would be to hand you a diploma in four years, to see a smile on your face, and to know that your life will be a gift to a needy world.

Great stories begin here.

With profound hopes for you,

Dan Boone, President

Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca Nazarene University is a comprehensive institution of higher education located in Nashville, Tennessee. The University offers eighty-six baccalaureate and two associate degree majors through ten academic departments and four schools. Master's degrees are awarded in religion, education, management, business administration physician assistant, library and information science, organizational leadership, and counseling. Doctorates are awarded in education and clinical counseling. While Trevecca reaffirms its primary goal of educating recent high school graduates, it has also recognized and assumed responsibility for providing innovative undergraduate and graduate programs for adults.

Trevecca's distinctiveness is that of being a holiness institution of higher education which presents a Christian interpretation of truth. While the nature of the University has changed some over the years, its mission to provide quality Christian-centered education, with an emphasis on the integration of faith and learning, has been maintained. The name "university" is especially appropriate for any institution that clearly focuses on this mission.

There are several elements that are key to Trevecca's character:

First, teaching is the University's primary responsibility. While some faculty are increasingly engaged in research, writing, and service projects, their greatest task is to teach.

Second, the focus is on a strong liberal arts preparation and a viable general education curriculum. Today, most graduate schools and employers are calling for a more general and liberally educated graduate. Trevecca is well-suited for such requests because it has historically included the liberal arts as part of its mission.

Third, the main concern is in helping the individual student. Trevecca is a Christian community.

Fourth, spiritual life development remains at the core of its focus. Chapel attendance, required religion courses, revivals, and the spiritual commitment of the faculty and student body are a vital part of University life.

We welcome and encourage you to be a part of Trevecca Nazarene University.


Trevecca Nazarene University is a Christian community providing education for leadership and service.


Trevecca Nazarene University, founded in 1901 by J.O. McClurkan, is a private, accredited, comprehensive institution of higher learning that exists to meet the higher educational needs of the Church of the Nazarene by providing educational services to qualified individuals who desire a university education in a Christian environment and from a Christian understanding. Its academic programs are based on Christian values that promote scholarship, critical thinking, and meaningful worship for students in preparation for lives of leadership and service to the church, the community, and the world at large.

As the official university for the Church of the Nazarene in the southeastern United States, Trevecca is guided by the Articles of Faith and the Covenant of Christian Conduct of the denomination. It emphasizes the authority of the Bible, time-honored tradition, reasoned thought, and authentic experience of Christian holiness as interpreted by the Wesleyan doctrine and worldview. The university welcomes students of any religious affiliation who subscribe to its ideals and standards.

Trevecca intends that its graduates be socially-conscious, globally-aware, and actively-engaged individuals who are developing holistically in the cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual areas of being. The desire is that each student will develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They are to be persons of strong Christian character able to make ethical decisions based on biblical principles and reflective thought. Their characteristics should include competence, responsibility, compassion, and the ability to integrate Christian faith and learning in practice.

The university provides a variety of face-to-face and distance education nontraditional and continuing education professional programs at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Traditional undergraduate curricular programs focus on the liberal arts and sciences as reflected in the core curriculum and emphasize a number of professional content areas. While the primary focus of Trevecca faculty is to teach, faculty members are encouraged as reflective practitioners to conduct action research that contributes to the practical wisdom of applied knowledge and enhances the learning experience. All programs strive to prepare students for positions of leadership and service in their chosen careers by clarifying their life calling, developing their intellectual abilities, and engaging them in research, service learning, internships, and/or other opportunities that will allow them to demonstrate practical application of their knowledge and skills.

To achieve its purpose, Trevecca employs faculty, administrators, and staff who model the ideals of the university and, as mentors, seek to foster a supportive and challenging environment in which every student can realize his or her full potential in Christ. Therefore, Trevecca seeks to employ Christians who are competent, professionally qualified, and fully committed to the university's mission and purpose.


In founding Trevecca in 1901, J. O. McClurkan exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit aimed at meeting the deepest needs of the people of Nashville. His death was front page news. He was known for his selfless service. The genius of his work was the marriage of a holy passion to serve and practical expertise. His legacy is a school founded to shape Godly servants, true saints.

As this journey begins, we must keep our eyes on why we exist: to be a Christian community providing high quality education for leadership and service. We live in a world of human need, a world that needs us to stay focused on accomplishing our mission. Centuries of education, technology, and religion have not alleviated human need. At times, they have only deepened the pain of our world. As a result, pessimism has become the ruling attitude of our day. The lack of genuinely transforming power has left us with sound bytes, veneer promises, and evaporating idols. The reason we exist is to make a difference in the world through people who participate in the Trevecca experience.

Two things are needed to make the difference–


People who have a God-given, holy passion to serve





People whose practical expertise is transforming.

The marriage of holy passion and practical expertise is a rare commodity. We believe that holy passion is the result of a transforming encounter with God. Such holiness cannot be educated into people, but is the gift of God available to all who encounter the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. Without this, service to our fellow human tends to tire or turn selfish.

At the same time, a holy passion to serve without practical expertise may harm the very person we intend to help. God has given us the capacity for great service through honing our skills to the highest level of expertise.

We are now writing the next chapter in this grand story. Ten years from now,

Should we fail, the Church of the Nazarene will flounder in its mission; the city of Nashville will be less just, less peaceful, less neighborly; and a generation of students will be deprived of the most transforming experience of their life. Those who have gone before us insist that we not let McClurkan's dream die. And we will not.


Trevecca Nazarene University was founded in Nashville in 1901 by Rev. J. O. McClurkan as the Literary and Bible Training School for Christian Workers. In 1910 the curriculum was enlarged and the name changed to Trevecca College, a name taken from an institution started in Wales in 1768 during the Wesleyan Revival.

In 1914 the College was moved from downtown Nashville to a site on Gallatin Road in East Nashville and in 1935 was established at its present location on Murfreesboro Road in Southeast Nashville. Trevecca became an official college of the Church of the Nazarene in 1917 and graduated its first four-year class approved by the State of Tennessee in 1942. It was first accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1969. The first master's degree was added in 1984. In 1995 the name of the institution was changed to Trevecca Nazarene University. In December 1998 Trevecca was approved as a level V institution by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to add the first doctoral degree, the EdD with a major in Leadership and Professional Practice.

The University is governed by a board of trustees elected by the various districts of the Church of the Nazarene which comprise the Southeast Educational Region.

From the very beginning Trevecca has sought to provide Christian education for both ministers and laymen. Today its educational program is reflected in more than one hundred associate, baccalaureate, and graduate majors. Its service-oriented philosophy has resulted in worldwide alumni representation.

The motto of Trevecca is esse quam videri—"to be rather than to seem." Its colors are purple and white, and its athletic team name is "the Trojans." The Trevecca Alma Mater is the following:

On a hill stands old Trevecca, lined against the sky.

Hallowed halls of faith and learning, As the years go by.

We will honor and we'll love her; We will stand for right.

Always carry high her banner, Hail to the purple and the white.


Fellow students, may we honor her; and be ever true.

Sons and daughters she'll be proud of—Dear old T.N.U.

The first president of Trevecca was the Rev. J. O. McClurkan (1901-1914). He was followed by Dr. C. E. Hardy (1915-1919, 1920-1925, 1928-1937), Dr. S. S. White (1919-1920), Mr. John T. Benson (1925-1926), Dr. A. O. Hendricks (1926-1928), Dr. A .B. Mackey (1937-1963), Dr. William M. Greathouse (1963-1968), Dr. Mark Moore (1968-1979), Dr. Homer J. Adams (1979-1991), and Dr. Millard Reed (1991-2005). Dr. Dan L. Boone was elected Trevecca's eleventh president in 2005.

For the 75th Anniversary celebration of Trevecca in 1976, a history of the institution, authored by Dr. Mildred Bangs Wynkoop was published under the title The Trevecca Story. In 2001 A Vine of God's Own Planting by Dr. John Chilton, emeritus professor of history, was published as part of the Trevecca Centennial Series. This latest work focuses primarily on the events that shaped Trevecca from the years 1976 to 2001.

Agreed Statement of Belief

The Church of the Nazarene believes:

  1. In one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  2. That the Old and New Testament scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.
  3. That man is born with a fallen nature and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.
  4. That the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.
  5. That the atonement through Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.
  6. That believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  7. That the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth and also to the entire sanctification of believers.
  8. That our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.


Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University.

Normal inquiries about Trevecca Nazarene University, such as admissions, financial aid, and educational programs should be addressed directly to the University and not to the Office of the Commission on Colleges. Interested constituents should contact the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools only if there is significant evidence of non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

The Teacher Education Unit of Trevecca Nazarene University is accredited at the national level by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The teaching majors offered in collaboration with other University departments are approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and are part of the NCATE unit accreditation. The program was initially accredited by NCATE in 2009 and is scheduled for its next reaffirmation in 2015. Contact NCATE offices at 2010 Massachusetts, Ave. NW, Washington, D.C 20036, call 202-466-7496, or visit the website ( for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University.

Trevecca is a member of the Belmont University Partners in Nursing Consortium. As a part of this consortium, its Nursing Program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The University's program was initially accredited through the partnership with Belmont by CCNE in 2007 and is scheduled for reaffirmation in 2017. Contact CCNE offices at Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, call 202-887-679, or visit the agency's website ( for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University.

The University's Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The University's program was initially accredited by NASM in 1976 and was last reaffirmed in 2013. Contact NASM offices at 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, call 703-437-0700, or visit the agency's website ( for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University.

Trevecca Nazarene University's Graduate Physician Assistant Program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA). The program was initially accredited by ARC-PA in 1978 and last reaffirmed in 2013 and scheduled for the next reaffirmation in 2020. Contact ARC-PA offices at 12000 Findley Road, Suite 150, Johns Creek, Georgia 30097, call 770-476-1224, or visit the agency's website ( for questions about the accreditation of Trevecca Nazarene University.

Trevecca is a member of the

Nondiscrimination Policy

Trevecca Nazarene University complies with all statutory and regulatory nondiscrimination requirements applicable to the institution in the administration of its educational policies, programs, scholarships, loan programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs.

Trevecca will comply with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and with the terms of the President's Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 on Equal Employment Opportunity, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and Section 402 of the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended. Accordingly, there shall be no discrimination against any employee or applicant because of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

To resolve any matter prohibited by Section 504, Title IX, and ADA, a student is to follow the existing grievance procedure that is included in either the student's academic catalog or the Student Handbook, depending on the nature of the concern.

The University reserves the right to refuse admission/readmission to any student or applicant based upon a determination that admission/readmission of the applicant would not be consistent with the goals and standards of the University.

Institutional Operational Goals (Values Statement)

At Trevecca Nazarene University we are committed to:

  1. Being a Christian university that serves its primary stakeholder, the southeastern region of the Church of the Nazarene, through delivering higher education rooted in the Wesleyan-holiness tradition.
  2. Serving the Middle Tennessee community and beyond by providing relevant academic programs in a thoroughly Christian atmosphere.
  3. Preparing servant-leaders through the holistic development of students.
  4. Mentoring students and developing life-long relationships with them.
  5. Offering an attractive campus and classroom environments for students and employees that are healthy, safe, and conducive to good teaching and learning.
  6. Growing enrollment while developing new programs in alignment with the mission.
  7. Providing high quality support services at all program locations, implementing best practices in program delivery, and maintaining all university resources in a responsible manner.

Institutional Educational Goals

Trevecca Nazarene University seeks to develop a graduate who:

  1. Has a character capable of leadership and service shaped by the habits and practices of the Christian tradition.
  2. Has developed the capacity for disciplined reflection on the faith through the ministry of the Church and exposure to the parameters of the Christian faith, especially as it is engendered in the Wesleyan-holiness tradition.
  3. Understands the literary, artistic, mathematical, and scientific contributions along with the persons, events, and ideas, which have given shape to civilization.
  4. Has developed an appreciation for the diversity of insight and perspective evident in the global community.
  5. Can write, speak, and use appropriate technologies in order to learn and communicate at a level consistent with an academic community.
  6. Has the critical thinking skills and commitment to learning which will foster a lifetime of intellectual growth.
  7. Sees life in its cognitive and affective; personal and relational; intellectual and spiritual; emotional, physiological, and physical dimensions in a way that engenders wholeness.
  8. Has developed essential skills through practicums, internships, and other educational experiences in the larger community, which will enable him/her to become a productive influence in society.
  9. Demonstrates competence in at least one academic discipline commensurate with the professional and degree standards.

The student learning outcomes listed in each academic area are derived from or are in harmony with these institutional goals.

General Education Core Curriculum Outcomes and Objectives

Purpose of the Core Curriculum

The purpose of the general education core curriculum is to produce graduates who embody the Christian intellectual life thus helping to fulfill Institutional Educational Goals 1-8. Toward this end students will engage the humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences, religion/philosophy, and demonstrate the critical reasoning skills essential to an educated Christian capable of leadership and service. All of this arises from the conviction that the liberal arts are best understood through a theological situation of life and learning. The basic assumptions of the general education core curriculum reflect the medieval insight that a mature faith seeks understanding. A graduate will demonstrate familiarity with the broad contours of human knowledge within the specific resources and perspectives offered by the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. The goal of the general education curriculum is for students to develop a truly Christian understanding in vital conversation with the liberal arts.

Organization of the Curriculum

The general education core curriculum is organized into four tiers, which together prepare the student for academic work toward a specific vocation. In the Foundations Tier students will develop the basic skills necessary for a university education and lifelong learning. From the Human Sciences Tier students will acquire the basic social structures necessary to a meaningful life. From the Natural Sciences Tier students will gain an understanding of the scientific method, physical and biological sciences, and an appreciation of the environment. The central piece of the general education curriculum is the Contexts Tier. This part of the curriculum is a historically integrated sequence of courses embracing the basic content of a Christian liberal arts education. It is expected that students will take courses from the general education core over the entire four years.

General Education Outcomes

The purpose and organization of the general education curriculum is linked to the Institutional Educational Goals. Therefore, the curriculum is a context of Christian character; disciplined reflection; and literary, artistic, mathematical, and scientific contributions that have shaped civilization within which students may develop an appreciation for diversity; writing, speaking, and use of technology; critical skills essential to a lifetime of intellectual growth; and a holistic understanding of life. The learning outcomes of the general education curriculum seek to link the Institutional Educational Goals through an emphasis upon skills, content, and constructive/integrative domains of understanding. The curriculum embraces the conception that the four tiers (foundations, human sciences, natural sciences, and contexts) are best understood as involving skills, content, and constructive/integrative domains. While the general education curriculum is organized into tiers, the horizon that informs the core involves these outcomes which run throughout the tiers. In other words, an educated person will possess certain skills and content as a basis of embracing the world through a constructive and integrative theological vision of life and learning.

  1. Students will demonstrate competency in oral and written communication exhibiting an awareness of content, purpose, and audience while accurately using Standard English.
  2. Students will articulate the foundational themes of the Holy Bible as well as the intellectual strategies for further study of the scripture.
  3. Students will articulate the parameters of the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, doctrinal and moral convictions of the Church of the Nazarene and the connection with intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical life individually and collectively.
  4. Students will use the scientific method, scientific inquiry, and perform basic mathematical and statistical tasks to analyze and solve problems.
  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding of global civilization, human behavior, and religion through historical, literary, and aesthetic records.
  6. Students will demonstrate an understanding and practice of various intellectual modes of thinking.
  7. Students will integrate the fundamental doctrinal/moral tenets of the Christian faith with the basic liberal arts and academic major, forming students for Christian leadership and service in the global community.
  8. Students will demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity with a capacity to positively engage others.
  9. Students will demonstrate an appreciation of the stewardship of resources, as it applies to personal life and in society as a whole, from a Christian perspective.

Campus Buildings

SMITH HOUSE (1939), originally on the site where the Mackey Building now stands, was formerly the president's home. The house was moved behind McKay Hall in 1960 and named after Donnie Joel Smith, a student killed by lightning the day before his graduation from Trevecca in 1959. Smith House now serves as the residence for a campus employee and has been relocated next to the Guest House behind Georgia Hall.

McCLURKAN HALL (1943) was named after the founder of Trevecca, Rev. J. O. McClurkan. Completely renovated in 1981 and again in 2012, the building houses the Eva Green Benson Auditorium, classrooms, and faculty offices for the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry.

ADAMS BUILDING (1944) is on the site of one of the three buildings purchased in 1937. The original structure was destroyed by fire in 1943, and the building was rebuilt one year later. Renovated in 2010-2011, the Adams Building now houses the offices of the University Provost, Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs, the Graduate Counseling Program, Technology Services, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and a conference room. The building is named in honor of Dr. Homer J. Adams for 30 years of service to the University, twelve (1979-91) as president.

TIDWELL FACULTY CENTER (1947). Tidwell Hall was built for use as a men's residence hall. The building was named in honor of the first student to enroll at Trevecca in 1901-Rev. W. M. Tidwell, a long-time pastor of Chattanooga First Church of the Nazarene. In 1974 Tidwell Hall was remodeled into a faculty center which now houses faculty offices, faculty conference rooms and lounges, and security offices.

WAKEFIELD FINE ARTS BUILDING (1954) in 1975 was named after Mr. A. C. Wakefield, a long-time song evangelist, for his contribution to church music. It houses classrooms, the Wakefield Auditorium, band and choral practice rooms, private practice rooms, Trevecca Studios (recording facility) and music faculty offices.

CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP, CALLING, AND SERVICE (1954), is housed in Bud Robinson Hall named after "Uncle Buddy" Robinson who was a pioneer evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. Originally the building was a cafeteria; a second floor was added in 1965 to house women residents. In 1984 the cafeteria became the snack shop and recreation center. Between 1992 and 1995 it was remodeled to house School of Education and School of Business Management offices, computer labs, and classrooms. In 2001 the Records Office was added after the School of Education was moved to the Mackey Building. In 2007 the School of Business and Management was moved to the Boone Business Building. In 2009 the building was renovated for the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service which includes academic services, career services, personal counseling, a classroom, a computer lab, and a coffee shop.

MACKEY BUILDING (1961) was named after Dr. and Mrs. A. B. Mackey in recognition of their long years of dedicated service to the University. The former library was renovated in 2001 to house the School of Education offices and classrooms.

JOHNSON HALL (1963) was named after Sadie Agnew Johnson and serves as a residence hall for 100 women. In 2008 the Office of Academic Records was moved to the ground floor of the building.

GEORGIA HALL (1966) was built as a residence hall for 120 women and includes the student clinic. Georgia Hall was named for the Georgia District in recognition of its Education Budget being paid in full during 1966.

WISE HALL (1966), for many years used as a student residence hall, now houses apartments. The building was named in honor of Rev. H. H. Wise, a long-time pastor of Nashville First Church and a strong, loyal supporter of Trevecca.

TENNESSEE HALL (1966) was named in recognition of the Tennessee District for its Educational Budget being paid in full in 1966. It serves as a residence hall for 100 women.

GREATHOUSE SCIENCE BUILDING (1969), named in honor of Dr. William Greathouse, Trevecca president, 1963-68, houses the Department of Science and Mathematics and the Graduate Physician Assistant Program and includes laboratories, classrooms and faculty offices.

MOORE PHYSICAL EDUCATION CENTER (1969), named in honor of Dr. Mark R. Moore, Trevecca president, 1968-1978, includes a gymnasium, handball courts, classrooms, locker rooms, athletic offices, and the Wellness Center.

REDFORD AND SHINGLER APARTMENTS (1971) were originally built to house married students. They were named after Rev. and Mrs. M. E. Redford, who gave longtime service on the Trevecca faculty, and Mr. T. J. Shingler, who was the founder of Southeastern Nazarene College in 1912. The college eventually merged with Trevecca in 1919. Since 2000-01 the apartment complex has been used as junior and senior residence halls.

BUSH APARTMENTS (1973) were named after Miss Carrie B. Bush, a loyal friend and benefactress of the University, and are for married students, faculty, and staff housing.

BENSON HALL (1974) was named for John T. Benson, Sr. in recognition of his loyal support of Trevecca. Benson Hall serves as a residence hall for 266 men.

ARTS ANNEX (1982) In 2011the Maintenance Building was renovated. The upper floor houses a classroom, radio station equipment and a working studio, offices, and an art studio. The rest of the building is used for drama costume storage, drama set production, and electric guitar and drum class/practice space.

MARKS GUEST HOUSE (1982) includes seven rooms for guests or overflow student housing.

JERNIGAN STUDENT CENTER (1984), built on the site of McKay Hall, includes dining facilities, a snack shop, meeting area, bookstore, post office, student activities offices, the Office of Student Development, and a conference room. It is named for Dr. and Mrs. Don Jernigan, benefactors of the University.

TARTER STUDENT ACTIVITY BUILDING (1989), built on to the northeast corner of the Physical Education Center, is named in honor of Rev. R. E. Tarter, founder of the Trevecca Million Dollar Club, which funded the construction of the building. Drama productions, variety shows, concerts, and seminars are a few of the activities held in the building.

MARTIN BUILDING (1990) houses the offices of the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, Human Resources, and Financial Services. The Office of Admissions was housed here until 2009. Funds for this structure were provided by gift income. The building was named for Paul Z. and Ethel Martin, benefactors of the University.

UNIVERSITY TERRACE APARTMENTS (1996) The apartment complex was purchased and renovated for married student, faculty, and staff housing.

WAGGONER LIBRARY (2000) was named after Don and Zelma Waggoner who provided funding for the building. It houses the library collections and offices, study rooms, media labs, and Quick Lecture Hall. In 2009 the ground level Academic Support Center was renovated to house the Office of Admissions.

BOONE BUSINESS BUILDING (2007), formerly used as an endowment property, was renovated in 2007. It houses a 920-seat convocation center, a snack shop, classrooms, and the offices of the Skinner School of Business and Technology and the College of Lifelong Learning. It is named after Trevecca president Dan L. Boone at the request of the family who gave the lead gift for the building renovation.

PRINT SHOP (2010) relocated to 78 Nance Lane.

HARDY ALUMNI CENTER (2011), houses the Alumni Hospitality Center, meeting rooms and the offices of Alumni Relations, the University President, External Relations, and Marketing.

MAINTENANCE BUILDING (2011) Relocated to 78 Nance Lane, houses offices and equipment for maintenance, grounds, and janitorial services


SLONECKER BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LECTURES William T. Slonecker, M.D., has provided an endowment for annual lectures and/or seminars in business, science, and the professions. The first lectureship was presented during the 1972-73 school year.

NEWELL LECTURESHIP IN THE HYMNODY OF THE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE This lectureship is funded by Rev. Don L. Newell in honor of his wife, Margaret R. Newell, who for more than 40 years faithfully used her talents as church pianist. The purpose of this annual lecture is to preserve the essence of the hymnody of the Church of the Nazarene so that those studying for ministry can learn to assist worshipers in completing the cycle of self-expression in worship, adoration, confession, love, joy, peace and commitment through singing of hymns.

H. RAY DUNNING LECTURE SERIES ON THEOLOGY AND THE BIBLE Established in 1995 by colleagues, former students, and friends of H. Ray Dunning in honor of his life, ministry and career, the lecture series exists for the purpose of bringing to Trevecca Nazarene University outstanding scholars in the fields of theology and Bible to contribute to biblically and theologically informed dialogue among the students and faculty of the University.


THE J.B. ELIZER CHAIR IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRY Frances Griggs Elizer, a long-time friend of Trevecca Nazarene University and a third-generation part of Nashville First Church of the Nazarene, has established the University's first endowed faculty chair, the J.B. Elizer Chair of Christian Ministry in the Millard Reed School of Theology and Christian Ministry.

An alumna of Trevecca Demonstration School, Mrs. Elizer's gift honors her husband of fifty-six years. J.B. Elizer was a realtor and developer in Nashville for more than fifty years until his death in 1999. He is remembered as a faithful and quiet Christian servant with a special passion for inner-city missions.



This endowment has been established to provide an ongoing means for supporting faculty research and publishing venues designated to sustain Level V university status.


The J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice Fund was established in honor of Dr. J.V. Morsch, long-time pastor and leader in the Church of the Nazarene, to support the J.V. Morsch Center for Social Justice. The endowment fund will help provide funding for the work and programs of the Center.

Alumni Association

"Keeping Trevecca alive in the hearts and minds of its alumni" is a primary goal of Trevecca's Alumni Association. With graduates and former students located throughout the world, the association seeks to be the communication link between the University and its alumni.

Through the Office of Alumni Relations various activities are conducted to encourage strong alumni support. These activities include homecoming weekend, commencement functions, special interest alumni group meetings, and alumni fund raising activities.

The Treveccan, issued quarterly, is the official magazine of the University and serves as the major information channel for alumni and friends. It contains a section entitled "AlumNews" which highlights alumni activities and achievements.

The "Trevecca Inbox" is an electronic newsletter produced bi-monthly to highlight alumni and students.

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