Trevecca Nazarene University

Violly's story: A student from the Philippines finds a home at Trevecca

Violly Lartec was born in the Philippines to a large family; the 7th of 9 children. When she was a young girl her parents became members of the Church of the Nazarene.

Violly was educated in the Philippines earning the Master of Arts degree in ESL from Benguet State University. Following graduation she became a classroom teacher, Accommodation Officer, and Academic Dean at the Luzon Nazarene Bible College in Baguio City, Philippines.

Beginning in 2009 until June 2011, Violly together with another Filipino female represented the first Filipino and Asian to teach at Korea Nazarene University in Cheonan City, South Korea. KNU is the largest Nazarene University worldwide with about 7,000 students; almost half of the students’ population lives on campus. Violly says at least 80% of the students are not Christians.

During the past academic year, University President Dan Boone and the Cabinet established a scholarship that was designed to provide funding for an international student teaching at a Nazarene institution of higher learning, to enroll in the EdD Leadership and Professional Practice Doctoral program at Trevecca. Violly met the admissions requirements, was interviewed through SKYPE by the doctoral selection committee, and was accepted to be a member of cohort 14.

On June 21, at 5:30 PM, Violly arrived at the Nashville International Airport. This was her first time to be in the USA. Violly moved into Georgia Hall to stay for the next 9 days of ISLE and has since moved into the University Terrace Apartments.
Violly was introduced to many administrators, faculty, and staff on campus. She wishes to express her thanks and appreciation to so many who made her transition to the campus possible as well as making her feel part of the “family.”