Trevecca approved as NCAAA Division II school


Dan Boone announces Trevecca’s NCAA Divison II status. (Photo c/o Trevecca).

By Christy Ulmet

After three years of candidacy, Trevecca Nazarene University is now officially the first university in Middle Tennessee to be NCAA Division II.

Trevecca began the admittance process for NCAA Division II in 2011, and shortly after that joined the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC), which would eventually become a Division II conference.

Beginning September 1, 2014, Trevecca’s 15 intercollegiate teams will be eligible for post-season play, and the university can now display the NCAA logo.

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Boonearoo event attracts hundreds

By Christy Ulmet

Photos by Griffin Dunn

Trevecca hosted its fourth annual Boonearoo event, drawing more than 600 people to campus.

Trevecca students present original pieces of work

How they got there: stories from Under the Bridge

Every Friday night around 15 Trevecca students head downtown Nashville under the Jefferson Street bridge to serve dinner and hangout with the homeless and working poor of Nashville. Here are the stories of students and the people they serve.


Trevecca students spend Friday nights serving the poor

The Under the Bridge ministry in downtown Nashville serves the homeless and working poor healthy meals via the Salvation Army. The Friday night ministry is supported by 10 to 15 Trevecca students every week.


Under the Bridge: Trevecca students feed homeless on Friday nights

By Nadia Smith and Tyler Whetstone

Tiffany Bell used to see the same homeless woman downtown.  Now, she knows her name is Anne and she has spent most of her Friday nights this year hanging out with her and other homeless people under the Jefferson Street Bridge.

Bell, a senior, is one of about 10 to 15 Trevecca students who spend their Friday nights partnering with the Salvation Army to feed the homeless and the working poor downtown through a grassroots service group at Trevecca called Under the Bridge.

“I feel like that’s what we’re supposed to do though is to make friends with (the poor) and we accomplish that,” said Bell.

Trevecca students have several official and unofficial ways of serving in the neighborhood. From after-school tutoring programs, to overnight shelters for the poor, service is a way of life for several students.

The location of the school offers access to many non-profits and organizations who are working to address issues of poverty in the neighborhood.

Trevecca is located less than two miles from downtown Nashville where 18.9 percent or 122,527 people live under the poverty line according to the Tennessean.

Trevecca is part of District 19, home to two of Nashville’s poorest housing communities where over 16,000 have a median income of $9,000 a year.

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International students make a home at Trevecca

Autumn Woodard and Stephen Rudge

Marta Chesnova had a desire to break out inthe music industry. After remembering a previous trip to Nashville, the Russian native began her search for a university where she could continue her education.

ISAT members at ‘Taste the Nations’

The move to America wasn’t going to be cheap, especially with the added costs of attending college. Chesnova’s hope began to diminish, so she turned to prayer.

She asked God to show her the way if it was His will for her to be in America.

Today, Chesnova is a senior at Trevecca. She will graduate in May as one of Trevecca’s seven undergraduate international students. [Read more...]


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