Trevecca Nazarene University

Alumni center naming recognizes contributions of Hardy family

Trevecca’s new alumni center, occupied in March 2011, will be officially named on Friday,  February 17—the Hardy Alumni Center. Through the generous commitment of alumna Eleanor Hardy Burrow ’39, the University will name the building in honor of Ms. Burrow and members of her family.

Four members of the Hardy family served Trevecca. Chester E. Hardy, M.D., Ms. Burrow’s uncle, became president of Trevecca following the death of its founder, J. O. McClurkan, and served three different terms as president, 1915-1919, 1920-1925, and 1928-1936. Nathan and Ozella Hardy, Ms. Burrow’s parents, managed Trevecca’s farm, which employed students and supplied food to the school. Ms. Burrow, a career educator in Nashville Public Schools, graduated from Trevecca Demonstration School (8th grade),  Trevecca High School, and Trevecca Nazarene College.  She is a loyal supporter of Trevecca and of First Church of the Nazarene in Nashville.

With the naming of this building, the Hardy name will once again be part of the Trevecca campus buildings.  One of the original buildings on the campus when the college purchased the property in 1937 was renamed Hardy Hall. It served as a bookstore, student residence, and maintenance shop during its years of service until it was demolished in 1971.

The University will honor Ms. Burrow at the annual meeting of the Trevecca Society, February 17, 2012.