We all know about the (false) stereotypes associated “Georgia girls” and “Benson boys” at Trevecca, but have you ever wondered why the girl’s dorms at Trevecca are named after states, or how dorm life has changed over the decades? The answer to the first is actually quite simple: Tennessee and Georgia, both constructed in 1966, are named for the Southeast Education Zone that sponsored the buildings. Johnson Hall, however, was named after a special woman named Sadie Agnew Johnson, who was a mathematics professor from 1928-1948.
With Homecoming 2016 festivities already underway, we paused for a short chat with alumna Rachelle Dekker. An award-winning author, she’ll share a few thoughts about her publishing journey, writing a book series and winning the 2016 Christy Award for best young adult novel for her debut book, The Choosing.
Giving money to Trevecca is mutually cheerful only when a positive attitude is reciprocal. If the giver doesn’t realize what others sacrificed to make his or her Trevecca education possible, resentment could be a reasonable response to an appeal for money. If the University doesn’t remember the personal struggle and fortitude that framed each alumni experience at Trevecca, entitlement can be impugned.
In just a few short weeks, it will be time to come home to the Hill. Homecoming 2016 is set for November 4-5, and we can’t wait to see you back on campus.
This post in part of an ongoing series called Connection Point. Featuring content written by the professors and licensed counseling professionals in our graduate counseling program, these posts are designed to inform and encourage our readers as they strive for total health—mind, body and soul.
With Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the East Coast as Trevecca’s Fall Break begins, we want our students to travel safely. If you are traveling to the affected regions, here are some road closures, conditions and travel advisories you need to be aware of. In some cases, it may be wise to reschedule your trip.
In just a few days, Benji Cowart will join his brother, Jeremy, and Trevecca alumnus Blake Thompson in a lunchtime panel discussion about creativity and work. “Why All Work Is Creative (And What to Do About It)” is sponsored by the Trevecca Association of Business Professionals and will take place on Oct. 12 in the Boone Convocation Center on Trevecca’s campus.