Trevecca Nazarene University

Campus improvement projects underway

With the start of summer Trevecca began several projects to give the campus a fresh look in time for the fall semester.
 
David Caldwell, executive vice president for finance and administration, and Glen Linthicum, director of plant operations, began smaller projects when classes ended. The idea for many of these projects came from the student survey distributed last fall. Students had the opportunity to give administrators feedback about how they wanted Trevecca to improve.
 
Students and faculty can expect the construction crews to be on campus throughout the summer to renovate buildings, replace windows, and make improvements to the dorms.
 
The first projects include the following:
 
·         Renovation of Greathouse 101
o    Start Date: May 7
o    Duration: Approximately 4 weeks
o    Cost: $100,000
o    Purpose: Update the 1960s style lecture hall to a modern classroom
o    Plans: Update colors and furniture
           
·         Renovation of Apple Dining Room in the Jernigan Student Center
o    Start Date: June 7
o    Duration: Throughout summer
o    Cost: $750,000, from donations and Pioneer Catering Services.
o    Plans: Replace serving equipment, reconfigure the space, increase seating, redecorate, replace dining furniture
 
·         Replace windows in Georgia, Johnson and Tennessee Halls
o    Start Date: May 17
o    Duration: Completion in July
o    Cost: $220,000
o    Purpose: Coordinate the appearance of dorms with the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service and to allow residents to open their windows.
o    Plan: Replace the 1960s windows with new ones that will open and have screens
 
·         Renovation of bathrooms in Benson Hall
o    Start Date: May 17
o    Duration: Completion in July
o    Cost: $250,000
o    Plan: Update and improve all bathrooms in men’s dorm with new plumbing, flooring, shower,s and sinks
 
·         Renovation of Adams
o    Start Date: Mid-July
o    Duration: 6 months
o    Cost: $2 million
o    Purpose: Create a new office suite for graduate psychology and the Center for Teaching and Learning
o    Plan: Make improvements and expansions so the building will be similar to the Mackey Building. It will be ADA compliant, have two new classrooms, and an elevator.
 
Note: All projects paid for with University funds unless otherwise noted.
 
Rachel Swann, Writer