Trevecca Nazarene University

University to honor two alumni and one faculty member

Homecoming at Trevecca always includes the presentation of awards to two outstanding alumni and to one "friend" of the University.

Winner of the T-Award for a minister is Louie Bustle, a 1969 graduate and nowdirector of World Mission Department for the InternationalChurch of the Nazarene. Bustle , earned a master’s degree at Nazarene Theological Seminary and was awarded the doctor of divinity degree by Trevecca in 1987. He and his wife served as missionaries to the Virgin Islands, Antigua, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Ecuador. In 1983 he became the regional director for the newly founded South American Region of the Church of the Nazarene; he served in that position until when he was elected to his present position.

The T-Award for a layperson will go to Howard T. Wall III ’82, senior vice president and general counsel for hospital- operator Province Healthcare, earned his law degree from Washington and Lee University. He spent more than 14 years with the Nashville firm of Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis, PLLC, where he specialized in health-care law and served as chairman of the firm’s health-care working group. Nationally known as a premier health care attorney, Wall has distinguished himself in his field—serving as chair-elect of the American Bar Association Health Law Section and as a member of the Nashville Bar Association (past chairman of the Health Law Section), the American Health Lawyers Association,  and the American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys. 

The McClurkan Award is given annually to a non-Trevecca graduate “friend” of the University. This year’s winner of this award is Timothy Green, University chaplain and chair of the Millard Reed School of Religion at Trevecca. Green earned a bachelor’s at Olivet Nazarene University and a master’s and a doctorate at Vanderbilt University.

An elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Green’s career includes serving as a minister to youth, single adults, and college students and in camps, retreats, and other denominational events. Since joining the religion faculty of Trevecca in 1991, he has distinguished himself, earning the 1992 Teaching Excellence Award and the 1997 Faculty Member of the Year Award. Green is also a prolific writer.

           These awards will be presented on Friday, November 7, in Founder's Day Chapel.