Trevecca Nazarene University

University to honor 6 during Homecoming

During Homecoming Weekend, November 2-3, Trevecca will bestor honors on six individuals who have made significant contributions to the University.

The Trevecca Alumni Association annually presents three awards to persons--two to alumni (one to a layperson and one to a minister) and one to a non-alumnus(a)--who represent the best of Trevecca in their lifetime accomplishments and who have made outstanding contributions to the University. This year awards will be presented to the following:

  • Karen Dean Fry '68 has been part of the pastoral staff of several churches, including Belmont Church and First Church of the Nazarene, both in Nashville, and the Lamb's Club Church of the Nazarene in New York City. She has worked in the Christian music industry and in Christian publishing. Additionally, she is well known as a writer, composer/lyricist, and speaker. Karen currently serves as the pastor of the Blakemore Church of the Nazarene in Nashville.
  •     Harold Ivan Smith '69 is a well-known author, speaker, and grief counselor. He has written numerous essays and 45 books on issues related to the grief process. A graduate of Scarritt College, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Luther Rice Seminary, and Asbury Theological Seminary, Harold speaks regularly to groups throughout the States and abroad.
  •     Lois Wolfgang has been part of Trevecca's physician assistant faculty for the past 29 years. She currently continues to serve on that faculty while also directing Trevecca's Nursing Program, a part of the consortium partnership of HCA and Belmont University. During her years at Trevecca, Lois has been instrumental in helping physician assistants start their professional careers.

Trevecca will induct three persons into the Trevecca Athletic Hall of Fame.

  •    Bill Green, the founding coach for the Trevecca baseball program, established the program during his 1970-1979 tenure at the helm. His record of honors bears witness to his importance to the program: his teams won conference titles and went to division tournaments, and he coached an NAIA All-American and other players who earned significant awards; moreover, Bill won awards as a coach.
  •   Kenny Thomas '87 played baseball for Trevecca from 1976 to 1978, earning major awards along the way. His contributions to the team earned him a singular honor: he is the only Trevecca athlete to have his jersey retired. His record has kept him in the Trevecca top five for home runs and RBIs.
  •     Michael Blivens '01 set many records during his basketball career at Trevecca: 20 or more points in 17 games, 30 points or more in seven games, career-scoring record of 1,377 points, and the 1,000-point award in a Trevecca-record 51 games. Along the way he won numerous awards on the conference, division, and national levels.

Alumni Awards will be presented at the Music City Roadhouse event on Saturday evening. The Hall of Fame ceremony will be held Saturday during the Homecoming basketball games.