Who’s who: introducing the new executive student council

As the Trevecca student body, you have recently elected the students who will plan and execute your events; facilitate student campus communication; encourage community, service, and spiritual growth among students; set policy; and advocate to the Trevecca administration on your behalf for the 2010-2011 academic year.

The staff of the TrevEchoes wants to give you the chance to know them better.

Beginning Thursday, April 1, we will run a daily series that profiles the individuals of your new student government executive council.

The TrevEchoes would like to congratulate the newly elected Associated Student Body (ASB) Executive Council for the 2010-2011 school year.

Today’s ASB feature: Jalaine Weller, ASB President

Name: Jalaine Weller

Age: 21

Academic Classification: Senior

Major: English, Mission minor

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Q. What is your vision for your position next year?

A. I hope to maintain and improve upon the quality and successes of the preceding student government associations within the parameters of three guiding values: heritage, progress, and community.

Q. What are three goals you have for next year?

A. 1) I would love to enable growth and deepening of student ministries, both within the Trevecca community and the greater, surrounding community.

2) I want to work towards an increased support and encouragement of student clubs and organizations on campus. I hope to see such student groups flourish and grow. I think it is important to look into club funding options and move in the direction of financial enablement of chartered clubs.

3) I hope to effectively lead and support Trevecca’s Student Government Association so that every member can, in turn, effectively fulfill his or her individual position and so that we can all effectively serve the student body (and have fun while doing so!).

Q. What is your favorite food/type of food?

A. Pancakes—especially banana chocolate chip

Q. What is your favorite book OR what are you currently reading?

A. I absolutely love East of Eden by John Steinbeck. It’s brilliant.

Q. Who is your favorite professor at Trevecca?

A. Dr. Jooly Philip—I have learned so much from her in my time here at Trevecca and have loved every minute of it. She truly is an inspiration.

Q. What are your plans for after graduation/what are you thinking about doing after graduation?

A. My post-graduation life is a mystery to me. And, honestly, I am loving that fact.

Vice President

Name: Johnna Hill

Age: 20

2010-2011 Academic Classification: Junior

Major: Social Work

Hometown: Tega Cay, South Carolina

Q. What is your vision for your position next year?

A. I want to be Jalaine’s right-hand woman and be there for the council in any way that I can, and keep us within our budget.

Q. What are three goals you have for next year?

A. 1) To stay within our budget

2) To have fun

3) To facilitate better communication between SGA, the students, and the faculty.

Q. Who is the most inspirational person in your life?

A. I would have to say my mom because she is such a hard-working woman and she is constantly caring for other people before herself.

Q. Describe your perfect date.

A. June 30th and sunny…haha jk! I would have to say the day would start with cinnamon rolls and milk and then go horseback riding followed by Chick-fil-a for lunch.  During the afternoon, just lay out by a pool and get some sun and for dinner go to a Mexican restaurant!  Finish the night with a good movie on the couch (a scary one)!

Q. What is your favorite thing about Trevecca?

A. How close all our classes are to our dorms!

Q. What are your hobbies/what do you do in your spare time?

A. Watch any reality TV shows or just sleep.

Social Life Director

Name: Jim Waters

Age: 20

2010-2011 Academic Classification: Junior

Major: History Education

Hometown: Mt. Juliet, TN

Q. What is your vision for your position next year?

A. I want my position to be about including as many people on campus as possible in the social events. I want to help our university fellowship with one another in the most entertaining and enjoyable ways possible.

Q. What are three goals you have for next year?

A. 1) I want to break a world record.

2) I want to see new faces at events (not as in freshmen new faces).

3) I want next year to be the most enjoyable year for the students at Trevecca.

Q. Who is the most inspirational person in your life?

A. Without a doubt, the guys I live with. They push me to succeed and I push them. They’re pretty cool.

Q. What are your hobbies/what do you do in your spare time?

A. I play the drums and really enjoy playing music. I recently started to fiddle with short film and video skits.

Q. What is your favorite book OR what are you currently reading?

A. I really liked Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard, I also enjoyed A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah. I’m currently rereading Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaardener.

Q. What is your favorite thing about Trevecca?

A. I love the feeling of community we have as a university. We have something here on this campus that is very rare and is what honestly made me want to be a part of ASB. I desired to be more involved in this incredible community, so I thought being Social Life Director would be a great way to be apart of that, as well as to contribute to our community.

Student Body Chaplain

Name: Benji Bussell

Age: 21

2010-2011 Academic Classification: Junior

Major: Religion

Hometown: Lakeland, Florida

Q. What is your vision for your position next year?

A. I want the motivation behind service projects and ministries to become a lifestyle, for the whole campus to grow in understanding what living in the Kingdom of God looks like in terms of offering our very lives to those in need.

Q. What are three goals you have for next year?

A. 1) A big goal for me is solidifying the campus ministries that are already in place.

2) I want to get the student body more involved with those living at Trevecca Towers. I think there is a lot more that could be done with that.

3) I think my main goal is to get as many people as possible exposed to ministry opportunities.

Q. What is your favorite food/type of food?

A. Publix Sub

Q. Describe your perfect date.

A. Hiking at Radnor Lake then eating at Mellow Mushroom.

Q. What is your favorite thing about Trevecca?

A. The things that never change…the homecoming parade when the cars go around way too many times, over-eager freshmen (like I was), how nice it is here in the fall, and definitely the chances to sled when it snows.

Q. What are your plans for after graduation/what are you thinking about doing after graduation?

A. Either sign with Manchester United or go to seminary and study to become a professor of religion in another country; probably go to seminary.

Director of Communications

Name: Todd Osborne

Age: 20

2010-2011 Academic Classification: Junior

Major: English

Hometown: Antioch, TN

Q. What is your vision for your position next year?

A. I want to make every student on campus aware of what is happening at all times. I also want to find new and accessible ways of communicating with more students.

Q. What are three goals you have for next year?

A. 1) Larger outreach

2) More innovation

3) Better communication

Q. Who is the most inspirational person in your life?

A. I’m going to say my father. He is graduating from Trevecca this spring, and I couldn’t be prouder/more inspired.

Q. What is your favorite book?

A. Anything by Thomas Hardy or Mark Jarman. Look ’em up.

Q. What are your hobbies/what do you do in your spare time?

A. I spend my spare time reading, occasionally playing guitar, and spending way too much time on the Internet.

Q. Tell us something random about yourself.

Often times, when my hair is long and I take a shower, people think that I just got my hair cut when in fact my hair is still wet from the shower (it takes a while to dry). When I get my hair cut, you will know.


Director of Student Services

Name: Preston Hunt

Age: 20

2010-2011 Academic Classification: Junior

Major: History Education

Hometown: Mount Juliet, TN

Q. What is your vision for your position next year?

A. My vision for the coming year is that our student body will bond in ways never seen before. I want to see every single student involved, whether it is through a club, TIA, SGA, or any other input. I want every student’s voice to be heard by school leaders, SGA, RHA, and faculty, and I want to see every student involved in school affairs and organizations such as these. I want this next year and next year’s student body to mainly be a light to Nashville and the world, along with being the most fun we have ever had.

Q. What are three goals you have for next year?

A. 1) Communicate effectively between the students and SGA

2) Get students involved and keep clubs perfectly organized

3) I want every student to know I am someone that they can come to with anything, whether it be questions, problems or just when they need someone to talk to.

Q. What is your favorite food/type of food?

A. Spicy, spicy foods; I love wings, like every other true man.

Q. What are your hobbies/what do you do in your spare time?

A. I love music and enjoy attempting to play the guitar and, lately, some piano. Just listening to music blaring while driving to nowhere with the windows down is the best. My friends and I enjoy making videos when we have the time, but time is always hard to find. I love just chilling and hanging out with my buds and laughing while dreaming about the most ridiculous things we can possibly come up with.

Q. Who would you call your best friend?

A. The guys that I have grown up with and now live with in Benson suite 204. I couldn’t go without a single one of them.

TrevEchoes Editor

Name: Morgan Daniels

Age: 20

2010-2011 Academic Classification: Senior

Major: Mass Communications, concentration journalism

Hometown: Catlettsburg, KY

Q. What is your vision for your position next year?

A. My vision is to produce a student newspaper that will exemplify all aspects of campus life, sparking interest in students, faculty and staff. I also hope that our newspaper will begin to start a conversation among students and bring clarity and knowledge about the real and important issues that are happening on our campus.

Q. What are three goals you have for next year?

A. 1) To push for better technology, space and materials to better flourish the newspaper and staff as a whole.

2) To hold journalism seminars with the staff, promoting better journalistic writing structure and strategies.

3) To provide better content, removing personal thought and opinion, and encouraging stories that will promote objectivity.

Q. What is your favorite food?

A. Popsicles or smoothies—really just anything fruity.

Q. Describe your perfect date.

A. June 2nd, because its my birthday.

Q. What is your favorite thing about Trevecca?

A. I really like the small atmosphere and the personal relationships/friendships you make with the professors. It really helps to have that small support system behind you.

Q. What are your plans after graduation?

A. I’m still not 100 percent sure what I want to do after I graduate, but I hope to do something in the mainstream journalism industry, print or online, but I’m not sure on the location. I recently had an internship in Washington, DC and I can definitely see myself moving back and working there someday. I’m pretty open to where the job takes me.


Darda Editor

Name: Dana Franchetti

Age: 20

2010-2011 Academic Classification: Junior

Major: Religion

Hometown: Pekin, Illinois

Q. What is your vision for your position next year?

A. Next year I hope to produce a yearbook that will give us a lot of great memories and really capture the awesome year that is sure to come.

Q. What are three goals you have for next year?

A. 1) Meet deadlines

2) Get creative

3) Be diverse.

Q. What is your favorite food/type of food?

A. I love Mexican food.

Q. What is your favorite book OR what are you currently reading?

A. I am currently reading The Road.

Q. What musical band have you been listening to lately?

A. I’ve been listening to a lot of The Swell Season recently.

Q. Who would you call your best friend?

A. Hope Brock

Trevecca Intramural Director

Name: Robert Paul Humburg, “Bobby”

Age: 21 (as of yesterday, March 31st)

2010-2011 Academic Classification: Senior

Major: Sports Management

Hometown: Port Saint Lucie, FL

Q. What is your vision for your position next year?

A. I want to have one of the most organized organizations on campus next year through the council I will have to help me out with all the sports in the intramural program. I want TIA to just be a fun gathering for the student body to be able to build relationships with one another, as well as get some good exercise in the process through the means of competition. I also want to use the experience for the betterment of my skills as a person looking to go into something involved with sports administration.  I am going to be committed to the job because I bring good communication skills to the table and a good sense of organizational skills to go along with the awareness of what the students want and expect out of their intramural program. I love sports from all angles, especially the competitive side of it, but with TIA, I want it to be an environment where good sportsmanship is shown, Christ is exemplified through the players playing the sports, and I want it to be fun and enjoyable for everyone.

Q. What are three goals you have for next year?

A. 1) A high number of participants because I want TIA to be about relationship building on all levels

2) Have the most organized, well-run programs on campus (a model program)

3) Connect with the student body by being a great friend and providing opportunities for betterment of the Trevecca community

Q. Give a random fact about yourself.

A. I was born in Badgandersheim, Germany. My parents were missionaries/bible school workers/community developers.

Q. What kind of music have you been listening to lately?

A.  Chris Brown – Graffiti Album (The man can dance and sing…so jealous.)

Q. What are your hobbies?

A. Golf, basketball, running, washing my car, looking up the weather, playing fantasy football, helping out at my church back home, long walks on the beach, watching sports on TV (mostly College Basketball, MLB, and the NFL) and watching my favorite show CHUCK!

Q. What are your plans after you graduate?

A. I worked at a minor league baseball stadium for the past six summers and will pursue a full-time internship position where I will be an administrative assistant in the concentration of managing sponsorships/public relations/game day operations. I am working to one day be either a college basketball referee, minor league baseball operations manager, or sports administrator of any sort.

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