2013 President's Report | Treveccan
This special issue of the TREVECCAN is the 2013 President's Report, from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.
Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 1 2 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 6 12 18 24 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 3 Vol. 83 No. 4 Winter 2013/2014 Dan Boone ’74 President Jan Greathouse ’67 Editor Melissa Jackson Art Director Graphic Designer Trevor Lubiens Photographer Evans Knowles ’13 Graphic Designer Contact Information Treveccan 333 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210 615-248-7782 firstname.lastname@example.org Main number 615-248-1200 Admissions office 615-248-1320 Alumni office 615-248-1350 www.trevecca.edu The Treveccan, publication No. 394470, is published quarterly by Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2877. Periodical postage paid at Nashville, Tennessee. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Office of Alumni Relations, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, TN 372102877. 4 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 PRESIDENT’S IMPRINT Speed. The world is about speed. Athletics. Computers. Data delivery. Food in the fast lane. Response time. Grocery store checkout lanes. Cars. Gate-to-gate times. And now college. Let’s give high school students college credit classes so they can enter the university with a semester already done. Let’s get them from freshman welcome week to the graduation line in record time. Let’s make a four-year major doable in three. Let’s make adult programs as short, fast, and painless as possible. Let’s pile up online courses. Let’s go twelve months a year. Why? I certainly understand the need to make college affordable. And I understand the busy adult who is working a job, rearing a family, and trying to finish a degree. I’m definitely not in favor of trying to slow the educational process. But is speed really the goal? Some things take time. Diamonds. Great art. Good ideas. Moral values. Change. I would add a college degree to this list. Trevecca is a Christian university in the heart of Nashville. Every word of this sentence means something. Trevecca is unapologetically Christian—rooted in biblical faith, grounded in Christian orthodoxy, and devoted to the God who raises the dead. Trevecca is a university—to be specific, a “Level-5 Doctoral” institution; a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and dedicated to rigorous education, offering 86 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in 10 areas. And Trevecca is located in the heart of Nashville, a city with a global reputation for the variety of its industries—music, publishing, health care, denominational headquarters, and social justice work. All of these features converge in a unique place called Trevecca Nazarene University. At Trevecca persons practice their faith thoughtfully in the middle of a city that is teeming with human experience. Trevecca’s brand of belief does not hide from the harsh world but rather prepares persons to serve God in the middle of that world. Thus, Trevecca’s goal is not speed but impact, deep impact. We, who live by what this university espouses, want to be formed carefully, thoughtfully, and rigorously for lives of maximum impact for God in the world. At the end of our journey, few will ask how fast we acquired a diploma. They will ask what difference our lives made. And that outcome takes time. Dan Boone, D.Min. President Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 5 A UNIVERSITY IN THE HEART OF NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN 6 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 7 8 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 “‘I Am Second’ has given me a new life in Christ and taught me that it’s not about me; it’s about him and how to grab hold of his hand, stand up on my feet, and live solely for the Lord. . .” -Haylee Rogers esiring that Trevecca students become “people who have a God-given, holy passion to serve and people whose practical expertise is transforming,”* Trevecca works to provide a Christian environment that results in spiritual growth. That environment must meet the needs of unique individuals—who come from different kinds of families, have varied experiences in religion and faith (or none at all), and possess dissimilar expectations and desires to participate. Two efforts illustrate the many ways Trevecca is commitment to being a Christian institution. Trevecca’s “I Am Second” effort (part of the national “I Am Second” movement) is intended to help students know the reality of Christian faith. In these meetings, led by student-athletes, speakers recount their personal journeys toward faith, their efforts “to get life straight,” and how each came to know that Christ could “turn their personal mess into a message.” Speakers have included Danny Gokey, Christian recording artist; Scott Hamilton, Olympic figure skater; and Brett Kern, Titans’ punter. “Focusing on conduct, students miss the core—that a relationship with Christ comes first, and then conduct and character flow from that relationship. ‘I Am Second’ teaches love God first, love others second, and then live for God,” explained Jared White, Trevecca’s head athletic trainer and an “I Am Second” on-campus leader. Students agree. “‘I Am Second’ has given me a new life in Christ and taught me that it’s not about me; it’s about him and how to grab hold of his hand, stand up on my feet, and live solely for the Lord, loving my neighbors the way he has loved me—passionately, selflessly, and intimately,” said Haylee Rogers, senior softball player. “Through ‘I Am Second,’ I became involved in a small group in which I have grown exponentially in my faith. Also, I have learned to serve Christ through serving others on a daily basis, while lessening the focus on myself,” explained Tim Bowles, senior baseball player. Religion and intercultural studies majors experience a very different transformational experience during their second semester at Trevecca, when they take the Mission of the People of God class, taught by Kathy Mowry ’85, holder of the J. B. Elizer Chair of Christian Ministry and associate professor of Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 9 intercultural studies. One of their assignments is participation in a ministry that they choose, one they have never done before, and one that involves face-to-face contact with persons unlike themselves. “Many students imagine that they will minister to people similar to themselves, but this assignment helps them see ministry in a new way. Instead of choosing the comfortable role of serving mashed potatoes in a food line, they must spend time with persons who are very different from themselves—the homeless or recent immigrants—and the outcome is truly transformational. They learn mutuality— what it means to believe the other has something to give. And many students receive more than they give,” Mowry reported. As shown by these examples, making a difference in the world requires action by all kinds of persons who have been transformed by Christ. *Vision, Catalog, 2013-2014, p. 14. 10 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 37,652 A CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY IN THE HEART OF NASHVILLE hours that students attended chapel 2013 College Of Distinction Since 2006 156 5,000 students participated in 320 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 Prospective students reached in recruiting events* = 50 people RELIGION MAJORS AND MINORS Visits to churches* Churches donated to Trevecca (week-long camp to serve Nashville) youth groups attended Mission Nashville 2013 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTENDED TNT@TNU (a competition/retreat for Southeast youth) 2,000 * January-November, 2013 11 UNIVERSITY A CHRISTIAN IN THE HEART OF NASHVILLE 12 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 13 14 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 “As a member of the Team Emmett Board, I knew that this organization wanted to award its first grant to a local organization already engaged in cancer research, and I knew that Trevecca’s vision/mission was a good match for Team Emmett.” -Melanie Turpin Van Mullen esearch is a standard part of the academic culture, and Trevecca’s new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) raises the “bar” for undergraduate student research at Trevecca while demonstrating the strength of Trevecca’s academic programs. As part of the QEP, undergraduate students in all disciplines will have opportunities to participate in a variety of creative endeavors appropriate for each discipline. Throughout their Trevecca years, they can engage in group projects, participate in research with their professors, and, in their senior year, conduct individual research. Participation in the QEP will allow students to discover new ways to learn as they add to the learning and scholarship in academic disciplines. The following are examples of research projects already conducted by Trevecca students and another project that will soon begin. • In the social and behavioral sciences Guiding undergraduates in significant research projects has long been an effort of Randy Carden ’78, professor of psychology. He has successfully mentored many students as they submit reports on their original research for inclusion in scholarly journals. The fall 2013 edition of Modern Psychological Studies will include two articles by Trevecca students and Carden: “‘I’ll Sleep when I’m Dead’: Exploring the Relationship between Fatigue, Memory, Feeling, and Mood States among College Students” by seniors Lanie Foutch, Rachel Bollinger, and Randy Carden “Narcissism and Altruism among Undergraduate Business and Religion Majors” by seniors Dillon Jones, Kerri Carden, and Randy Carden Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 15 • In biology After Melanie Turpin Van Mullen ’85 read in the Treveccan (Summer 2013) about the cancer research being conducted by Trevecca biology students, she alerted Alisha Russell, associate professor of biology, about an available grant, offered by Team Emmett. “As a member of the Team Emmett Board, I knew that this organization wanted to award its first grant to a local organization already engaged in cancer research, and I knew that Trevecca’s vision/mission was a good match for Team Emmett,” Van Mullen explained. Russell applied for the grant, and this fall Team Emmett awarded Trevecca a $10,000 grant for research on esophageal cancer. With this grant, Trevecca biology students will soon add a new cancer research project to the others already underway. The full implementation of the QEP throughout all academic programs will give all students more opportunities to enrich and expand classroom learning and gain preparation for careers. 16 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 A CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY IN THE HEART OF NASHVILLE Bachelor’s 390 816 Master’s 379 DEGREES AWARDED 2012-2013 Doctoral 45 1,492 775 139 UNDERGRADUATE MASTER’S DOCTORAL MANAGEMENT & HUMAN RELATIONS PROGRAM Years that MHR has helped adults complete college FALL 2013 ENROLLMENT 98% OF 2013 FRESHMEN PRE-REGISTERED FOR SPRING 2014 Degree-completion program in Middle Tennessee Graduates of the MHR program PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT PROGRAM CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP, CALLING, AND SERVICE provided 700 hours of tutoring Jan.– Nov., 2013 provided 850 hours of counseling Jan.– Nov., 2013 GRADUATE COUNSELING PROGRAM 32,900 96% Hours will be served in clinical sites by students in the coming year Fall 2012 APPLICANTS Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Class of 2016 pass the National Counselor Examination For 48 slots SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Fall 2013 540 hours of tutoring/teaching in Metro Nashville Public Schools 9,000 HOURS of practicum/ﬁeld study experiences in public schools completed hours of reading instruction given at Antioch High School 270 105 hours of tutoring in the YMCA Literacy Program of ﬁrst group of Fifth-year Residency students hired for teaching jobs before graduation 100% Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 17 A CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY IN THE OF NASHVILLE HEART 18 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 19 20 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 “Some years ago four therapists and I met in a booth at a Shoney’s to start an organization for Christian counselors in Nashville, and the Nashville-Area Association of Christian Counselors (NAACC) was the result.” -Peter Wilson revecca’s impact on the heart of Nashville reaches far beyond the campus. The heart of Nashville is the focus of Trevecca’s Graduate Counseling Program. For 20 years members of the Graduate Counseling faculty have been on a mission to help Nashville’s families and individuals improve their ability to face life and function effectively. The work of this faculty has ensured that MiddleTennessee families and individuals can find skilled, Christian therapists. “In 1990 I could count on one hand the number of Christian therapists or counselors in Nashville. Now [in 2013] that number is more than a hundred,” explained Peter Wilson, PhD, director of Trevecca’s Graduate Counseling Program. “There is no way to measure Trevecca’s impact on counseling services in this area, but there is no doubt in my mind that when persons ask about Christian counselors in this city Trevecca’s name will come up,” he added. Trevecca’s Graduate Counseling Program has raised the visibility of Christian therapists in Nashville. “Some years ago four therapists and I met in a booth at Shoney’s to start an organization for Christian counselors in Nashville, and the Nashville-Area Association of Christian Counselors (NAACC) was the result,” explained Wilson. Two members of Trevecca’s graduate counseling faculty, Jan Harvey and Michael Christian, currently serve on NAACC’s board of directors alongside graduates of Trevecca’s program. Wilson and his colleagues ensured that Trevecca’s Graduate Counseling Program was structured to meet state requirements for licensure of professional counselors and marriage and family therapists. “Recognizing that the ultimate goal of applicants to the program was licensure in the state, we committed ourselves to aiding our graduates complete the licensure process,” Wilson noted. These extra services, provided after graduation, cost graduates nothing, but, Wilson says, “They are major reasons why the number of counselors who practice from a Christian worldview in Middle Tennessee has increased and distinguishes Trevecca’s counseling program from others in the area.” Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 21 Describing his journey to become a licensed marriage and family therapist, Neil Sharpe MMFT ’11 said, “The licensure process is challenging, and I needed support from classmates and guidance from my Trevecca professors. Always accessible, helpful, and engaging during my graduate school experience, my professors continued to support me by providing supervision, encouragement, and advice through the licensure process. I am thankful that I chose the Trevecca Graduate Counseling Program to assist me in my journey toward God’s calling in my life.” Additionally, members of the counseling faculty maintain close ties with the state board that regulates licensing. “We know that we’re doing more than simply providing degree education,” said Wilson. And what the Graduate Counseling Program provides helps heal Nashville’s “heart.” 22 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 A CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY IN THE COMMUNITY SERVICE HEART O F NASHVILLE 10,000 + Hours of ministry to the city during Mission Nashville 2013 Hours of community service performed by freshmen 2013 300 TONS Of debris removed from Brown’s Creek 2003-2013 Elementary schools helped during Freshman Service Day 2013 ENVIRONMENT AWARDS LOCAL SCHOOLS 43 Years planting native Tennessee trees on campus Trees on Trevecca campus: trees tagged with botanical labels Species of trees: 2012 2013 2013 300 400 70 Tennessee Arboretum Tree Campus USA GMAC President’s Cup Won Overton High School students visit Trevecca’s Department of Information Technology 2012 & 2013 Overton High School students visit Trevecca’s Urban Farm Camp Summer 2013 Overton High School students earned a 7-week paid internship to work in Trevecca’s environmental projects Summer 2013 planted in 2013 55 trees URBAN FARM PROJECT MISSION NASHVILLE TEENS & CHAPERONES ATTENDED 220 TILAPIA 17 DOZEN EGGS PRODUCED WEEKLY 16 MINIATURE FAINTING GOATS 60 CHICKENS Local volunteers worked in Trevecca’s community gardens 30+ LOCAL AGENCIES SERVED STATES REPRESENTED 2 PYRENEES DOGS Mercury Courts* Clinic 8 To 80 increase in number of patients served weekly Since opening in 2012 Physician Assistant Services for students 451 Hours logged by PA Aug-Oct 2013 Patient encounters Aug-Oct 2013 * Residents in urban housing for the disadvantaged Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 23 A CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY IN THE HEART OF NASHVILLE 24 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 25 26 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 “Trevecca is an incredibly valuable asset for Tennessee. From a strong focus on academics, to ministry involvement in the Nashville community, to expansion of degree-completion programs that help working adults complete their degree, Trevecca has developed and will continue to develop young leaders for Tennessee and the world.” -Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee he recent national attention that Nashville has received—for its progress, hospitality, arts and music scenes, and uniquely Southern way of life—has provided the city a significant platform. For several years the city’s forward-thinking mayors, business leaders, and city council members made decisions that changed the city, raised its visibility, and established it as a city on the move. A short distance from the heart of downtown Nashville is Trevecca Nazarene University, a part of the city since its founding in 1901. From that hilltop vantage point, Trevecca’s leaders have looked at the city and asked, “What can we do to help and serve Nashville?” And answers came as Trevecca sought to fulfill its mission of service through community partnerships. The following are only a few of those efforts: • Trevecca’s Physician Assistant Program and its students established and have operated a clinic to provide free, basic healthcare to low-income residents of Mercury Courts, a housing facility operated by Urban Housing of Nashville. • The University’s Environmental Justice Program has helped neighbors in Chestnut Hill plant and cultivate neighborhood gardens that have made fresh produce available to residents in a part of the city that has no major grocer or provider of fresh foods. • Three academic departments at Trevecca are partners with Overton High School through the Academies of the Metro Nashville Public Schools: information technology, urban gardening, and musical performance. These departments provide high school students hands-on experience with Trevecca faculty and students. • Trevecca is Nashville’s only NCAA Division-II school, and it is one of only a few colleges whose athletes work with the national “I Am Second” movement. • Trevecca is in a partnership with the Nashville Area Command of The Salvation Army to provide various human relief services and programs to individuals and families in the city, particularly those residing in the South Nashville communities. Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 27 • In late November, Trevecca served as Operation Christmas Child’s (OCC) relay center for downtown Nashville, the place for individuals and organizations to drop off their shoebox gifts for orphans. Students and employees joined with other downtown organizations to fill 3,122 shoebox gifts, and the effort was so successful that the OCC truck could not hold all the boxes collected. • Trevecca’s plans to build Walden Woods, a residential community adjacent to Trevecca’s campus, created much media attention and earned praise from city leaders. Ralph Schulz, president of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, said, “We applaud Trevecca for their commitment to the prosperity of the Nashville community.” Walden Woods will bring new residents to an area that previously had been the home to commercial and industrial enterprises. And more efforts are being planned because Trevecca’s location “in the heart of Nashville” allows the University to feel the heartbeat of the city’s needs and work to meet them. 28 Treveccan Winter 2013-2014 A CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY IN THE HEART OF NASHVILLE 5 one of Tennessee State Capitol Lower 2.46 Broadway 1 mi. .98 mi . 2.6 mi. “NOWVILLE” GQ Magazine Conde Nast Traveler cities to visit in 2013 BEST MUSIC SCENE Rolling Stone, 2011 Opryland Hotel From Trevecca to... LP Field 2.4 8m i. 1 3 83 321 35,000+ NCAA Division-II school in Nashville Trevecca features on Tennessean front covers local high schools represented in Trevecca’s student body mentions of Trevecca by the local TV news visitors to Trevecca’s campus 9.4 7m i. Destination on the Rise Mercury Courts .31 mi. 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