Trevecca Nazarene University

Trevecca to receive $2 million gift for new building

Dan Boone, president of Trevecca Nazarene University, announced that Trevecca has been notified that it will receive a gift of $2 million to be used for the current renovation/construction project that will result in a new home for the Trevecca School of Business. Boone made the announcement on Saturday, September 23, at a luncheon meeting of the President’s Club, an organization of persons who are major donors to Trevecca.

In his announcement of the gift, Boone said, “This gift is really the outcome of ministry—one person’s ministry to another person. It comes to Trevecca with gratitude from parents who saw courage and faith rise in their son. The University is grateful to these parents for their unselfish gift, one that will enable Trevecca to serve the next generation of business students.”

This gift is among the first major gifts to the School of Business project, a $5.5-million renovation and construction project that will provide Trevecca with a new home for the School of Business and a convocation center. When a Trevecca-owned commercial building on the edge of the campus became vacant, the University recognized potential in the renovation this building as a way for it to acquire much-needed classroom space. During the planning process, the decision was made to add more space to the building, resulting in a building that will have 38, 500 sq. ft., the largest footprint of any building on campus.

The convocation center will give Trevecca a new facility for events for larger groups. It will seat 1,200 persons in a concert setting or 650 around tables for a banquet. This new facility will also be available for outside groups to rent. In addition to the convocation center, the building will include 9 high-tech classrooms, 15 faculty offices, a computer lab, a student lounge and snack shop, office space for support staff, and space for equipment. The building is scheduled for completion in January of 2007, in time for use during the spring semester.

The announcement on Saturday gave an immediate boost to the University’s campaign to fund the project. Harold McCue, Trevecca’s vice president of university advancement said, “This gift ensures the success of the campaign to complete the renovation for the business school. We are grateful to friends of the university who give of their resources to advance the kingdom through education.”