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Trevecca grad named interim chief financial officer
Alumni, Campus News, Faculty, Features

Trevecca grad named interim chief financial officer

By Audrey Yawn An audit, a new food service provider, and two remodels; this summer presented a set of unique and pressing situations for Mariano Monzu to step into as the unverisity’s interim chief financial officer. A close partner to former CFO, David Caldwell, Monzu was appointed as interim CFO by President Dan Boone at the end of June. Caldwell served as the university’s chief financial officer for more than nine years. Boone chose Monzu based on his familiarity with Caldwell’s work and experience, he said. “Summer is the time Trevecca does its audit,” said Boone. “You would never try to bring a new CFO into the beginning of an audit… Mariano has a backbone; you have to be able to say, ‘No, that’s not in the budget.’” Monzu said it’s been an easy adjustment after seven years of w...
Trevecca welcomes new dining services director
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Trevecca welcomes new dining services director

Matt Highley’s journey to the culinary world received its motivation to start at age 15 after he was told he wouldn’t make it. At 19 years old, he was named the executive chef of Appleby’s Cafe & Wine Cellar. “I love to cook. Love the chef life,” Highley said. “When I was 15, I worked at Sonic Drive-In. I remember saying ‘I want to try to be a chef one day’, and my manager told me ‘You’ll never be a chef.’ So, I left Sonic, got into a real restaurant and stayed there until I went to culinary school. All it took was someone telling me I wasn’t going to do it.” Today, Highley is working to transform a new setting: Trevecca’s. Just last month, Highley began working as the new director of dining services under Chartwells, Trevecca’s first new food service provider in 45 years. ...
SAAC president works overtime
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SAAC president works overtime

By Miriam Kirk Adi Hale, a senior majoring in social work, came to Trevecca because she had the opportunity to play basketball and be the first in her family to earn a college degree. She didn’t think she would become the president of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and the first African American president at that. “I’m honored to be the first African American president of SAAC. With Trevecca making this push to be inclusive of all ethnicities I feel that it’s accurate that we have an African American leading the SAAC committee,” Hale said. (more…)
New University Chaplain selected
Campus News, Faculty, Spiritual Life

New University Chaplain selected

By Brooklyn Dance Trevecca’s new chaplain will come to campus with 17 years of experience as a church pastor and a desire to minister to college aged students. Erick Gernand, currently the pastor of Real Life Community Church of the Nazarene in Murfreesboro, will be Trevecca’s new chaplain. “Ashley and I have spent quite a bit of our ministry working with young adults and college students, so we’ll be with an age group and season of life that we love. I love the kinds of questions and exploration of faith that generally happens in these years,” he said. (more…)
Campus News, Faculty, Spiritual Life

Students and faculty prepare to spend summer abroad

By Joshua Michel It has been 20 years since Kathy Mowry, professor of intercultural studies and Christian education, and her husband Jon were missionaries in Ukraine. This summer, the Mowry’s will return to Kyiv leading a TAG trip, where for two weeks they will work with youth and children’s ministries at a local Nazarene church. (more…)
Trevecca community honors Ray Thrasher
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Trevecca community honors Ray Thrasher

By Bailee Ford SGA will dedicate their all-school gift this year in memory of Ray Thrasher, alumna and former employee who lived on campus since she arrived as a student nearly 60 years ago. Affectionately referred to as the “Squirrel Lady” by some students, Thrasher was a near-constant presence on Trevecca’s campus since she enrolled in 1969. (more…)
Campus News, Faculty

ASB Vice President steps down: SGA Executive Council votes to forego special election for student body and let SGA vote on replacement 

By Brooklyn Dance ASB Vice President Luis Ortiz Hernandez stepped down on Monday, Oct. 29 and the  SGA executive council is in the process of appointing an interim to the position. Ortiz Hernandez said Trevecca administration asked him to step down after he failed to comply with university policies. “The main factor was my non-compliance with university policies. I took a wrong decision that did not put me or anyone else in danger, but it was against Trevecca's rules. I am fully aware of my mistake and take full responsibility on my actions,” Ortiz Hernandez said. “I was encouraged to step-down on my own terms by the administration, but it was an immediate dismissal from the student government.” During his tenure as vice president Ortiz...
Student Development: new name, new faces, new location
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Student Development: new name, new faces, new location

By: Brooklyn Dance Last year, when a student needed to speak to Rhonda Lilienthal about housing and later speak with Becky Headrick about CLEP tests, it required visiting two offices in two different buildings. Over the summer, officials restructured student development, housing it with all other student services in the newly named Center for Student Development in the Bud Robinson Building. Tom Middendorf, associate provost and dean of student affairs, said combining the departments always made sense, and university officials’ goal was to offer better service to students and become more efficient. “In the midst of those conversations, we recognized that there was value in both a philosophical and physical combination of these initiatives,” Middendorf said. “We don’t want our student s...
Campus News, Faculty, Sports

Men’s basketball coach not returning next year after 25 seasons

By Andrew Preston Trevecca men’s basketball coach Sam Harris won’t return next year. According to a press release posted Monday night, Harris “will conclude his service as head coach” at the end of this year. Athletic Director Mark Elliott won’t say if he was fired or if he resigned. “The press release states he is concluding his service and we’re not saying anything more than that,” Elliott said. “His service has concluded as head coach.” Harris was informed last Friday, Elliott said. (more…)
Campus News, Faculty

University denies drug search of two students was racially motivated

By Brooklyn Dance Trevecca officials on Wednesday released a statement denying allegations that the university racially profiled two African American female students who were required to take drug tests after a resident director claimed to smell marijuana in their room. "After a briefing of the facts, we are confident the search was not racially motivated and proper protocol was followed. We are fundamentally committed to ensuring that Trevecca is a safe place for all students and desire that no student feels targeted for any reason," the university stated in a released statement. Terrence French, who attended Trevecca for four semesters and tweets under the handle @Cirvant, started a thread on Twitter after a female student he said he mentors told him t...