Sometimes things get in the way of finishing your bachelor’s degree—plans change, life gets challenging, and you’re forced to put it on hold. If that describes your situation, you’re not alone! More than 36 million Americans have some college education without holding a degree. If you’re among them, you might be wondering if it’s even worth it to go back and finish your degree.
No matter which direction you travel heading away from Trevecca’s campus, you can access an interstate. This may make for quick connections, but the impact of so much traffic also takes a toll on the community. There are not enough trees to offset the pollution caused by the interstate traffic, and the amount of land devoted to holding space for the interstates has limited the amount of green space for area neighborhoods.
Eight years into a career that involved transition training for military service members, Wade Jaynes decided to pursue a degree in instructional design at Trevecca Nazarene University. His time for school activities was limited due to a full-time job and family life.
A few months ago when my professor asked me to do some illustrating artwork work for the Treveccan, our college alumni magazine, I immediately called my mom to tell her the news. I was beyond excited, and also incredibly flattered that my talent was being considered for that kind of well-established publication.
If you want to make a difference and strive for the common good, the world needs people like you in the public sector. With a Master of Public Administration (MPA), you can position yourself to make that impact and take your career to the next level.
Is a Doctor of Education in leadership (Ed.D.) right for you? Stop and consider these questions:
- Are you looking to enhance your leadership skills?
- Would you like to consult, teach or publish research in a peer-reviewed journal?
- Is higher earning potential and added flexibility attractive to you?
- Does the sound of “Dr.” before your name have an appealing ring to it?
Much of Andrew Holt’s career has been marked by divine intervention.
He never had plans to go to college, yet in 2015, he graduated from Trevecca with a degree in worship arts. And it never crossed his mind that, as the worship pastor with The Belonging Co., he would be able to reach so many people with his work, but as of this month, more than 1 million people have streamed his original song, ‘Holy – Song of the Ages.’
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. – Matthew 16:25 (ESV)
This past Sunday was Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week. It was, without a doubt, a day of triumphal glory. Jesus rode into Jerusalem, as its long-awaited king, to great fanfare. There were great crowds shouting His name, calling out praise to God for sending them a Savior, waving branches they’d torn off of trees and laying their cloaks on the road ahead of Him. It was an incredible scene, and one I’m sure most of us would want to take in as long as possible.
Here at Trevecca, we’re all about taking the next step. If you’ve been thinking about taking that step—whether that’s making a career change, finishing that degree or going back to school for an advanced degree—we’re here to help. Our programs are made for people like you.
In just under two weeks, Trevecca’s first Giving Day will be underway! We can’t wait for the excitement and fun to unfold on March 25. So, what exactly will Giving Day look like? What can alumni and friends of the University expect?
We recently sat down with Peg Cooning, vice president for external relations, and asked her those questions and more. Here’s what she had to say.
With experience in higher education and choral arts, Dr. Tim Sharp is well prepared to serve as the program director for Trevecca’s Center for Community Arts Innovation. Based in Trevecca’s School of Music and Worship Arts, the center offers workshops and boot camps entirely online and is specifically designed for educators and those working in the community arts field. Sharp, who most recently was the Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), also previously served as the dean of fine arts at Rhodes College in Memphis, and earlier, as the director of choral activities at Belmont University.
A member of Trevecca’s faculty since 2013, Dr. Nyk Reed holds a bachelor’s in biology from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where he was first introduced to genetics and developmental biology. He earned his doctorate at Meharry Medical College in 2010, completing his dissertation under the guidance of Douglas Mortlock in Vanderbilt’s Center for Human Genetics. Later, while working as a postdoctoral fellow in Thomas Aune’s lab at Vanderbilt University, Reed began teaching life science at Trevecca.
At Trevecca, community really is at the core of who we are. Community is about more than our location; it’s a feeling of fellowship and connection with those around us. Community doesn’t just happen, though. It has to be nurtured.
It’s a new year and a new semester is just around the corner. While our minds are focused on fresh starts and new habits, one thing that won’t change in 2021 is our commitment to keeping our campus safe and healthy in the middle of a global pandemic.
While 2020 has been a tumultuous year, it’s possible that all the challenges, changes and social distancing have given you the time (and space!) you need to think about your career path. Maybe you’ve recognized a deep need to make a difference in the world, a desire your current career isn’t quite fulfilling.
Finding the right graduate program can be a daunting task. With so many things to consider—everything from tuition to faculty to courses—the options can seem overwhelming. If you’re having trouble narrowing down your top choices, then it’s necessary to consider what exactly you’re looking for in a program.
COVID-19 has taught us some valuable lessons—from time management to the importance of community—but the global pandemic has also brought greater awareness to the field of instructional design.
Deciding to earn a master’s degree in religion is often in response to a divine calling. You feel compelled to pursue an education that will equip you to love and serve others effectively as you live out your unique purpose, according to God’s plan.
Top Five Tips to Make School Work With Your Busy Schedule
For most working professionals, life feels like it’s filled to the brim. Job demands, family commitments and church, community or volunteer responsibilities have us struggling to do it all well and keep to a schedule with smiles on our faces. Add in dealing with the challenges of navigating a global pandemic, and you probably believe your plate is full enough.
You’ve been considering taking the next step and earning your degree for a while. Whether that means completing your bachelor’s or earning a master’s or doctorate, you do know that whatever you decide, your personal and professional life demands the flexibility of an online degree.