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NEWS Men’s basektball coach will not re-
Trevecca hires Title
IX coordinator turn after 25 seasons at Trevecca
BY ANDREW PRESTON as the head coach of the men’s basketball
Page 5 SPORTS EDITOR program and was the university’s longest
Trevecca men’s basketball coach Sam tenured coach.
FEATURE Harris won’t return next year. “There’s never an easy time, but the
According to a press release posted timing of this was difficult,” Harris said.
The importance Monday night, Harris “will conclude his “We had just signed some guys and now
service as head coach” at the end of this
of pronouncing year.
I won’t be involved with them. We were
right in the middle of finalizing a class to
names correctly Athletic Director Mark Elliott won’t get better, so the timing wasn’t great.”
Page 3 say if he was fired or if he resigned. During his 25-year stint at Trevecca,
“The press release states he is con- Harris has posted a record of 376-400,
EDITORIAL cluding his service and we’re not say- making him the all-time winningest
ing anything more than that,” Elliott coach in school history.
Changes are coming said. “His service has concluded as head “Change is not always bad,” Harris
coach.” said. “The opportunity to be at one place
and that is o.k. Harris was informed last Friday, El- for 25 years is unusual. I’m thankful for
Page 6 liott said. the players we’ve had and the opportuni-
“He’s had an admirable career,” El- ty to have the responsibility of coaching
SPORTS liott said. “I’ve been personally affected and trying to help kids become better
Women’s soccer because I’ve had two sons who played
for him. I’m grateful for that. He’s experi-
As a head basketball coach, Harris
team recounts spring enced a lot of wins here. He’s put a lot of has an overall record of 537-569 in 34 sea-
time and energy into this program, which sons.
break mission trip we’re thankful for.” Harris held four coaching positions
Page 7 Harris spent a quarter of a century before becoming the head coach at Trev-
CONTINUED PAGE 7 Photo provided by Trevecca Athletics

CONNECT Introducing the next ASB President: Ivan Palomares
/TrevEchoesOnline BY brooklyn dance
Ivan Palomares, next year’s ASB
President is the first DACA student to be
elected to SGA executive council.
@TrevEchoes Around 350 students voted during
the ASB election and Palomares won by roughly 50 votes. In that role he will be
the primary representative of the Asso- ciated Student Body, who according the
constitution is to “provide inspiration
and vision for the direction that the SGA
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and the ASB shall take and strive at all
times to the improvement of the Univer-
INSIDE sity.”
His tenure begins in August.
NEWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Palomares has attended Trevecca for
OPINION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 one year, and according to the SGA con-
SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 stitution “candidates for the ASB Presi-
dent must have held a major office with-
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“Ring by spring” brings celebration The process to replace Dean Harris
and stress on campus begins this summer
BY SYDNEY WISMAN BY brooklyn dance
Warm weather, sunny skies, For many students, it’s hard to imag-
blooming flowers and engagements. The ine anyone else sitting in the corner of-
season sometimes known as “Ring by fice of student development but Steve
spring” is here. Harris.
Ring by spring, a phrase that Harris, associate provost and dean of
describes being engaged before student development, is retiring after 34
graduation, is somewhat of a southern, years of service. The process of finding a
Christian phenomenon that brings both replacement begins soon.
celebration and stress to campuses. Until the decision is made, Steve
“I think [ring by spring] is a Pusey, university provost, will fill the po-
combination of spring being a natural sition as an interim.
transition time in college that you’re “The way that our organizational
naturally transitioning to your next structure works, the person [Harris] ac-
class, or graduating, so it just makes counts directly to will be in charge of his
Photo provided by Ashley Pickens. Photo provided by Trevecca Marketing.
2018 | May | TrevEchoes
Average age of engagement and
“Ring by spring” time on campus marriage going up
CONTINUED FROM COVER Bauer and Pickens are going into BY SYDNEY WISMAN for students who have yet to find their
sense that people want to move their ministry and felt getting married would CONTRIBUTOR “soulmate,” but that research shows the
relationship to another level,” said Sara be beneficial to their careers and they’re When coming to college, some average age of marriage for Americans
Hopkins, director of counseling services. ready to be committed to each other. were promised a soulmate along with a continues to be older and older.
The ring by spring trend happens “It has made the wedding process “If you look at the rates of people
in mostly southern states, according for us a lot less stressful than if we That’s not the case for everyone, but who are getting married or engaged,
to A November would have gotten engaged this spring it doesn’t mean life won’t be good. it’s getting later and later in life--quite
article in the Chronicle of Higher or in the fall. That extra couple months “I think some of the fear and worry frankly [people are] happier and doing
Education states that Ring By spring is means a lot of difference,” said Bauer. “It [of not finding someone] is a product better when they marry later in life.”
seen on Christian college campuses and made it so much easier.” of the environment that we live here at A March 15, 2013 article in The
can be used as a recruiting tool. Pickens joked that Bauer pushed the Trevecca,” said Sara Hopkins, director of Atlantic says marrying later can be a
That puts Trevecca in the perfect engagement to be closer to the summer counseling services. financial benefit to women.
place for spring engagements. so it wouldn’t be an obvious ring by Hopkins said being in a small The average age of the first
For many Trevecca couples, getting spring. community where many people do marriage for women is 27 and 29 for
engaged and leaving college as a The Chronicle article suggests that find their spouses can cause anxiety men.
married couple makes sense. there is pressure on a Christian campus
Jeremy Bauer and Ashley Pickens to find a spouse, which can cause stress So graduates, have no fear. Hopkins has some
got engaged last spring and have no for some students. advice and tips about leaving college single:
regrets about the timing. Hopkins agrees.
“It made sense. Especially because “I think another part of it is
we have the same major and everything. probably the feeling that they need to • Get out of the Trevecca bubble. Expose yourself
Our lives were so interconnected,” said define what their relationship is before
Bauer. “It fit and it worked.” they graduate. Some of it is probably to people who are similar ages and similar places
Christendom and that maybe culturally in life.
as Christians we kind of have some ideas
about what it means to be engaged or
married when we get out of college,”
said Hopkins.
• Read blogs and articles about the increasing
Pickens believes that they are ready age and marriage to help ease any anxiety.
for this next step into marriage and don’t
see it as fitting into a cliché.
“I feel like some people do it • Find other people who are in the same place
[marriage] because it works for them. in life. This is a time to invest in building deep
You just do you. If you don’t want to get
married after graduation then you don’t
have to,” said Pickens. “I don’t think
there has to be a negative connotation
around it.” • Realize relationship status is a small part of
identity. Focus on your own growth and change
Photo provided by Ashley Pickens.
during this time.
Trevecca among first colleges in state to work with ECE to shcolarship DACA students
BY blake stewart Cumberland, Libpscomb, Trevecca, Watkins According to the University Leaders for
MICAH MANDATE EDITOR Institute, Vanderbilt University, MTSU, Educational Access and Diversity, Tennessee’s
When Michael Spalding heard that his Austin Peay, Sewanee, University of Memphis, policy on in-state tuition requires that:
housekeeper’s daughter, an honor student at Maryille, ETSU, Carson Newman, Milligan Institutions under the Tennessee Board
a local high school, wouldn’t be able to attend College and TN Tech. of Regents consider undocumented students
college because of her legal status, he decided Spalding attributes some of the as out-of-state students.
to pay her tuition. organization’s success to Trevecca President Institutions within the University of
When he went to Nashville State to look Dan Boone. Tennessee system “do not knowingly accept”
at the cost, he found that the daughter would “Dan Boone is an amazing man, truly
have to pay out-of-state tuition despite having a Christian and I don’t know a better person According to the University
lived in Tennessee most of her life. The tuition who leads by example,” said Spalding. Leaders for Educational Access
went from $7,000 for two years to $28,000.
“Trevecca has done a really great job and Diversity, Tennessee’s
It wasn’t long before Spalding realized of providing services for students under the
there were thousands of students in the same
policy on in-state tuition
ECE, but also students the ECE were unable
situation across the state and nationwide. requires that:
to fund,” said Haynes. “Outside of ECE there
“I realized I couldn’t do this myself and are another 30 students Trevecca is helping are going on to pursue careers, and attending
that’s when I came up with the idea for the without support and one of the only schools graduate and doctoral programs.
- Institutions under the
ECE,” said Spalding. in TN providing educational funding outside The first five graduates are at Meharry
of ECE funding.”
Tennessee Board of Regents
In 2014, Spalding founded the non-profit Medical school, Yale Law, a PhD student, a
organization, Equal Chance for Education, The ECE also provides an intensive
consider undocumented registered nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center
or (ECE) which provides a scholarship mentoring program. A student is placed with a students as out-of-state and a certified public accountant.
program for undocumented students as well graduate that is working in a similar field such students. There are 14 more graduating this year.
as offering tuition assistance, career mentors, as a nurse with a nursing student. Haynes says she hopes the success of
legal support and help navigating non- “Our hope is that students will connect their students will begin affect policy change
academic challenges that come from being with their mentors on a trusting level so - Institutions within the
in the state.
undocumented. students can reach out to Dr. Spalding and University of Tennessee system
Recently a bill backed by Gov. Bill Haslam
Trevecca was one of the ECE’s first myself because they are dealing with issues “do not knowingly accept” that would allow undocumented students
partners and the organization’s biggest that most kids their age aren’t dealing with,” undocumented students. the chance to pay in-state-tuition at public
partner in providing financial aid to students. said Molly Haynes, executive director. universities did not receive the votes it needed
The ECE has an office on campus in the CLCS Tennessee’s nearly 8,500 DACA students undocumented students. to move forward in the House Education
building. are not eligible for student loans or financial The ECE’s goal is to level the playing Administration & Planning Committee.
When the program began, the ECE had aid. They are also required to pay out-of-state field for undocumented students and provide “For now we have to wait until the next
one student attending Lipscomb University. tuition, despite having lived in the state of the them the same opportunity that the rest of TN legislation, but what we have done through
The following semester it grew to six more institution they are trying to attend. students are receiving and so far, they said they the graciousness of Dan Boone is get tuition at
students. Today the organization has 152 Since the state has yet to pass a law are seeing the kind of success they hoped for. a reasonable price,” said Spalding.
students enrolled in 15 universities across the allowing access to in-state tuition for
state. They anticipate enrolling another 80 “There is a 98 percent retention rate,
undocumented students, public universities which is the same as Harvard,” said Spalding.
students next year. and colleges vary in their policies when
The ECE has students enrolled at The average GPA for its students is 3.43
dealing with acceptance of undocumented
Aquinas College, Belmont University, students. Not only are students graduating, they
TrevEchoes | May | 2018 |

International students deal with name mispronunciations
BY maria monteros
that culture and that identity.”
STAFF WRITER When students feel isolated from
Every time professors call roll, their community, it takes a toll on their
Zacnité Vargas is always prepared to raise education. In 2016, a study from the
her hand in advance before they call out National Center for Education Statistics
her name. states that first-generation immigrants
“It’s pronounced Zak-nee-te. I just are twice as likely to drop out before
break it down for them,” said Vargas, graduating high school than those born in
senior nursing major. “I don’t really have a the United States.
negative response if they don’t get it right Drea Pryor, a student in Trevecca’s
the first time. [I tell them] It’s just three graduate counseling program specializing
syllables.” in anxiety and racial identity issues, said
When Vargas meets someone new, the way students react to mispronouncing
establishing the correct way to pronounce their names depends on the individual.
her name is often the case. As a result, She says what may be offensive to one
her peers and instructors would either person may not mean anything to another.
shorten her name or give her a nickname “Macroaggression definitely
to make it easier for them. characterizes what people experience. It
“In elementary and middle school, gives a label to an experience that others
I’ll be like ‘why can’t my name be Amy are not readily accessible to,” said Pryor.
or something just like a standard that “It’s hard to explain sometimes what a
everyone knows?’” said Vargas. macroaggression is and how it may be Vargas. Photo provided by Vargas.
In an article from PBS News, Rita offensive to another person if they have For many students born into it’s important to understand the context
Kohli, assistant professor in the graduate not experienced it.” immigrant families, especially from behind constant mispronunciations, she
school of education at the University of Chloe Kim, a sophomore business countries that use different characters, said.
California, Riverside, said that consistently management major, was born in Korea using an English name is a way to integrate “Names are very rich in history and
mispronouncing a student’s name creates as Jung Eun Kim, but before attending themselves into a culture, said Pryor. that’s one of the reasons why we should
a distrusting relationship. Kohli said the college in the United States, a high school “What can be observed is a really embrace them and appreciate them
lack of effort to learn their names causes teacher had suggested she use an English kindergartener trying to integrate itself because behind every name, there’s a
students “to create this wall.” name. into a culture and an older student doing story,” said Vargas.
With the advantage of smaller class “My teachers and professors asked something similar, there are challenges Though some students prefer not to
sizes, Trevecca students say they feel less me, ‘Isn’t it good for you to make an and barriers at each level,” said Pryor. correct others, Vargas says this shouldn’t
invisible and respected when their peers English name so other people can “If you have a family structure that tells stop their peers and instructors from
and mentors can correctly pronounce memorize it?’” said Kim. you this is who you are, you take pride in correctly pronouncing their names.
their names. But for a first generation Coming from a non-confrontational association with that.” Vargas suggests being curious and asking
immigrant like Vargas, names carry a culture, Kim says she prefers to use an In the past few years, a national students to write their names phonetically.
historical significance as it signals their English name rather than hear non- campaign called “My Name, My Identity” “I’m glad that I don’t have a very
culture, background, ethnicity and Korean speakers pronounce her name as has been promoting the importance of common name because you can forget a
religion. Jung-Oon instead of Chong-Un. However, respecting a student’s background through Bob but you can never forget my name,”
“[Zacnité] has a Mayan origin. It Kim admits feeling closer to her peers that correctly pronouncing their names. Since said Vargas. “You’ll probably forget how to
means ‘white flower,’” said Vargas. “My call her by her Korean name. the campaign began in 2016, more than say it but you’ll know that I’m the girl with
name is a way for me to say, ‘Here I am “I got the name Chloe just to make 1,900 cities have given their pledge. the difficult name.”
and you are going to respect where I come other people comfortable,” said Kim. “I Pryor says there isn’t “a cookie cutter
from.’ It’s just a way of myself not losing feel like Chloe and Jung Eun is the same.” way” of handling difficult names. However,

Process for hiring new dean of students to launch this summer
CONTINUED FROM COVER training that happens through the RD
work until we’ve hired the replacement, association,” Boone said. “We want to try
and that would be Steve Pusey,” Dan to get a little tighter symmetry between
Boone, university president said. what’s happening with student services.”
Boone said the cabinet is going on a Because of these anticipated chang-
work retreat in June where they will ad- es, a job description will not be written
dress the process. until the position is reconfigured.
“We will determine the process Pusey and Boone will work in tan-
moving forward from there. There will dem in the hiring process. The job has
be a process announced by the end of not been posted yet, but Boone said it
June,” Boone said. will be by the end of June. He is unsure if
Boone added that this also allows it will be open nationally.
for the cabinet to reflect on the job struc- “I have probably had 10 or 15 con-
ture and description. tacts, a handful from inside the univer-
“This is pretty typical. Any time you sity, most of them from outside,” Boone
have a cabinet level person turnover, you said. “What I’m saying to them is I can’t
always go back and look at your admin- even tell you what the full job description
istrative structure and ask, ‘Is this the is yet. We are not where we are collecting
best way that we organize this work, are names or resumes.”
there things that should be included un- Boone says he does not mind the
der this job that aren’t, or things that are length of the process, knowing Harris’
included in this job that shouldn’t be?’” legacy will be hard to replace.
Boone said. “It’s pretty common for us “I don’t mind there being an inter-
to do a review of a cabinet level area any- im period, because [with] someone who
time that [there is] turnover.” served in a role for almost 40 years, the
Along with looking into the job, the wisdom is not to try to replace that per-
cabinet will potentially do some reorga- son immediately, but allow there to be
nizing of student services. some transition in between,” Boone said.
“We do anticipate some reorganiza- After the cabinet retreat, there will
tion of student services to try to achieve be a better understanding.
stronger symmetry in student services, “By the end of June, we’ll have a
connect several things that aren’t cur- pretty clear picture of what we’re doing,”
rently connected, like chaplain’s office Boone said.
and the counseling center and issue photo provided by Uy Nguyen.
2018 | May | TrevEchoes

NEWS Meet the next president,
CONTINUED FROM COVER acter that I never had,” Palomares said.
in the Student Government Association “I had a 4.0 until I got a B in Spanish. I’m
during the year of election, or must have fluent in Spanish. That broke me down.”
held a minor office for two years, includ- Palomares only stayed at UT for one
ing the year of the election. Exceptions semester.
may be made by majority vote of the Ex- “I did the typical UT thing, partying
ecutive Council and the President’s Cabi- and stuff like that,” Palomares said.
net,” according the ASB constitution. Palomares returned home and
Because Palomares was originally worked in a factory building air compres-
a junior class representative, he did not sors until he had enough money to con-
technically qualify to run for ASB Pres- tinue his degree. He heard about Trevec-
ident. Both the Executive Council and ca through his advisor at the University
the President’s Cabinet approved his of Tennessee. He applied and decided to
campaign. enroll without ever taking a tour of the tionship with school officials. Photo provided by Uy Nguyen.
Palomares said he he understands school. “I have a pretty good rapport with stinks. I’m still working on it,” Palomares
the campus culture and feels prepared to “It felt really good being a part of a student development. I’ve been in forums said.
lead the students. good community. Coming in, [I] was still and meetings with David Caldwell and In his role of president, Palomares
“I feel very prepared. I feel welcomed in my UT party days. I started focusing the provosts and Dan Boone and [I want said he can help students find the spiritu-
in a lot of groups on campus. I don’t see on community,” he said. to] do some bigger picture stuff that Trev- al support they may need in other elected
myself in just one type of group ,” he said. After receiving so much from Trevec- ecca has in the future,” Palomares said. SGA members, including the chaplains.
It was a long road to Trevecca for the ca, Palomares felt it was time to give back. Dean Spraker is also the SGA spon- Palomares says he hopes the student
exercise science major. “It just became imperative that I sor. Through this role, he has watched body is understanding of the situation
“A week or two after my seventh give back. I became a peer mentor and and worked with Palomares this year as and has patience.
birthday, we got on a bus and came here ran for rep. When I saw that rep doesn’t junior class vice president. “I know it’s probably pretty concern-
to get a better life pretty much,” Palo- do much, I ran for VP and got VP,” Palo- “Working with Ivan, I can tell that he ing … I’m still religious and I still believe
mares said. “[We were] only supposed to mares said. “Over the last two semesters is a very passionate leader with wonder- in God and I am a Christian. I am not set
be here for two years to save money and I saw that I could do more. I went for ful ideas,” Spraker said. “He is very di- in stone, but I think that as a Christian
come back.” presidency.” rect but also participative in his approach University we should understand that
Not knowing any English, Palomares Matt Spraker, associate dean of stu- to leadership and teams.” I didn’t have the greatest upbringing,”
was placed into English as Second Lan- dents for community life, speaks to Palo- Jared Caperton, current ASB Presi- Palomares said. “I hope they understand
guage courses in the fall and was out by mares’ transfer as a positive aspect. dent, looks forward to seeing Palomares it’s a process. I’m trying is what I would
Christmas. “Ivan brings a unique context as a lead. say.”
“In third grade I was already on the transfer student. I believe this will be “Ivan is a guy who will be able to get Palomares is hopeful for the next
honor roll, [it] happened all the way of great value,” Spraker said. “I also ap- stuff done, someone who can complete year and feels well equipped with the
through graduation. I was always good in preciate how Ivan speaks of the positive a bunch of tasks and serve the student other members of Executive Council.
school,” Palomares said. “When I got to influence Trevecca has had on him as a body,” Caperton said. “We mesh pretty well. We are a di-
high school, the average ACT score was person.” Palomares says he feels most pre- verse group, half male and half female.
a 17. I got a 28 on the second try, I got Palomares has big plans as president. pared for representing the student body People are in the positions that best suit
kind of cocky. I wasn’t a good guy in high “I want to change SGA from being a well. that position. [There are] a lot more peo-
school.” party planning committee. It’s a big part “I feel that I won presidency because ple on executive council this year that are
Palomares continued his education of what we do, and rightly so.” people trust me. I have the best vision of objectives driven, that makes me happy.”
at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He said he hopes SGA can be “more Trevecca in mind and they agree with the Caperton said it’s impossible to be
Because Palomares has DACA status, he of a government focusing on student’s vision I have,” Palomares said. fully prepared to be the ASB President.
received minimal scholarship from the concerns.” He feels least prepared for the faith “I don’t think [Palomares] knows all
state school, and it was one of the reasons Palomares hopes to improve RA re- aspect of the position. of the ins and outs yet of the position,
he ultimately left the school. quirements as well. He grew up Catholic, but said he but no one does. It takes people walk-
“It being super easy for me growing “I want to meet with Dean [Lilienth- hasn’t figured out where he fits in terms ing through the position to really under-
up school wise, it built me up, it put me el] and work on some of the RA issues, of a church now. stand what everything entails,” Caperton
on a place where I could get torn down I know the door scanners are expensive, “I’m still building a relationship with said. “During the summer I think he will
easily. I went to UT. I got torn down, [I maybe shorten girl’s RA hours,” he said. God, ever since I started at Trevecca, [I’ve learn a lot and really get prepared for the
had] rough times personally, it built char- He says he feels confident in his rela- been] roaming and not finding a place. It position.”

Recycling on campus ultimately saves money
BY JARREN ROGERS cle. Whereas now you really have to go Recycling bins are located in 14 plac- tually save money when we recycle,” said
CONTRIBUTOR out of your way to find recycling bins,” es on campus. Mackenzie Cox, environmental services
The food you don’t eat off your plate, said Adkins. “We have a dumpster down by the coordinator.
the coffee grounds used to brew your Experiencing a change in recycling arts annex that is single stream. The For Adkins, it’s also an important
drinks and the clippings from the mowed policy has to begin with the students. sorting is done by waste management. witness of a Christian community.
grass on campus all get turned into fertil- “I think they need to reach out to We also have the big brown bins around “To dishonor God’s creation is to dis-
izer for the Trevecca Urban Farm. people in charge and say that they want campus that are separated for cans, plas- honor the Creator. To take of God’s good
Since its beginning, the urban farm universal recycling and bins that are tic, and paper,” said Glen Linthicum, di- land and trash it is a sacrilege,” he said.
has recycled more than one million easily accessible. They need to demand rector of plant operations.
pounds of potential landfill contents into it. They are, in many senses, a customer Recycling is not only a way Trevecca
compost. to Trevecca. If it’s a value to our students can help the environment, it can also be
“Reusing waste to make compost is then it will be a value to the institution,” beneficial to the institution.
the most significant impact we’ve had,” he said. “From a business standpoint, we ac-
said Jason Adkins, environmental proj-
ects coordinator.
The farm refuses to use materials
that make waste.
“Our greenhouse is a zero-waste fa-
cility where we don’t use plastic except
what we get from the trash,” said Adkins.
“When campus landscapers throw away
pots and things like that we usually pick
those up and reuse them.”
But, recycling isn’t just the farm’s job.
It takes a community commitment to re-
duce the waste on campus, Adkins said.
“I’d love to see a culture of recycling
where the easier option is always to recy-
Photo provided by Uy Nguyen.
No major campus improvements scheduled
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BY brooklyn dance
for the summer ects on the drawing board. growth] we’ve seen so far has given us The school is prepared for 1,500 un-
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF All of the light bulbs on campus are enough funding to actually fund many of dergraduate students in all aspects ex-
After a summer of large campus being replaced with energy saving bulbs. the projects we have tried to do. We are cept parking spaces.
projects such as remodeling apartments Boone said it is a big cost up front, but the at a point now where future enrollment Boone says more parking and cam-
and a new counseling center last year, new bulbs will ultimately pay for them- growth will cost us, because of parking pus renovations could have been per-
there are no major campus improve- selves as they save money on electricity. lots, extended eating, more classrooms, formed if tuition was raised, but he does
ments on the schedule for this summer. The heating and air conditioning those kinds of things, extra income from not want to raise tuition for students.
Last summer, $2.5 million dollars unit in Greathouse will be replaced, enrollment won’t cover,” Boone said. Long term, Boone says renovating
was spent on 11 campus updates. which Boone says is a half-million dollar When enrollment was at 1,000 stu- Johnson Hall remains a priority, and a
“We over projected last summer, project. dents, Boone said officials knew the new gym is the next major project, de-
[we] did more than we actually could. Boone explained that the contin- school could grow to 1,300 and it would pending on gifts and funding.
We need to pull back, slow down and let ual enrollment growth has so far been be profitable. He says they knew the
cash catch up,” said Dan Boone, univer- beneficial, with the increase in students jump from 1,300 to 1,400 would cost them
sity president. leading to an increase in funding. How- money, and with 1,427 traditional un-
Boone said the school does not have ever, there reaches a point where more dergraduate students that is where the
enough funding to complete the desired students become more expensive to the school is now.
updates this summer. school. “We are now entering costly growth,”
However, there are a few minor proj- “Here’s a rule of thumb for you: [the Boone said.

Trevecca receives grant from Health Department
BY BLAKE STEWART ect is to remove barriers to health equity Chestnut Hill neighborhoods of South fruit and nut trees that can have the add-
MICAH MANDATE EDITOR by empowering youth to create an edible Nashville. These areas are considered a ed benefit of feeding the neighborhood.
The Trevecca Urban Farm can now tree canopy and vegetable gardens in the food desert, meaning it is difficult to buy Adkins said they will start planting as
hire local neighborhood students to ride 37210 zip code. affordable or good-quality food. soon as the leaves begin to fall.
their bikes around Nashville and plant The funding from the grant will be Bike lanes coming soon to this cor- “I’m hoping that at the end of our
trees thanks to a new grant. used for purchasing bikes, trees, garden- ridor make a project that encourages work kids will have some education on
The Metro Health Department ing tools, and will also allow Trevecca to bike utilization and active transportation urban forestry, bicycles and how to use
granted Trevecca a $50,000 grant to pay kids in the surrounding neighbor- timely and necessary. Programs that out- all of that in the future for jobs, fun and
support innovative health improvement hoods to have summer jobs. fit and equip youth with bikes and bike community service,” he said.
projects in Davidson County. “We wanted to create a grant that safety training are even more important,
Jason Adkins, environmental proj- focused on creating green collar jobs for Adkins said.
ects coordinator, has been dreaming of youth, improving education by training Youssef Eryan, a Trevecca student
this grant for a long time. them on gardening, bike maintenance, and Taylor Flemming, 2017 graduate and
“With all the development in Nash- creature care and giving kids in our Trevecca Urban Farm manager, will offer
ville, a lot of trees are being cut down, neighborhood summer jobs,” said Janice leadership to the program.
so wouldn’t it be cool to hire kids from Lovell, director of grants and foundation The project will start with a kick-off
the neighborhood to plant trees and relations. ride in July, along with some recruiting
promote active mobility and to do it on According to the grant application, and forming partnerships with people
bikes,” said Adkins. the project would further advance health who love kids, bikes and trees.
Adkins teamed up with Trevecca’s equity by mobilizing the tree planting “I want to start by doing some train-
grant writer, Janice Lovell, to propose the team on bicycles to promote active trans- ing about job readiness, bike safety and
grant. portation and light hauling. The focus the planting of trees,” said Adkins.
The purpose of the Tree Cycle proj- area would be Napier, Sudekum, and Adkins intends to focus on planting

Trevecca hires Title IX coordinator to help students
BY MARIA MONTEROS college, these kind of things don’t go
STAFF WRITER on. Situations do come up on Christian
April is a busy month for Trevecca’s college campuses.”
new Title IX compliance and investigator. With a bachelors degree in
Jamie Cathcart hosted three events to psychology from the University of Illinois
raise awareness about sexual assault. and a masters in higher education and
Cathcart works under the office student affairs, Cathcart joined the
of human resources and ensures that Trevecca community last October.
Trevecca complies with federal and state Though universities aren’t obligated
laws related to Title IX. to hire a Title IX compliance and
Together with human resources investigator, Harris said it’s important
director Steve Sexton, Cathcart handles for students to have a place to bring up
all reports of sexual harassment and complaints of inappropriate behavior.
misconduct involving faculty, staff, “Trevecca’s ahead of the curve a little
traditional and non-traditional students. bit by having this position,” said Harris.
“Our ultimate goal is the elimination “It’s going to be a needed role because
of sexual violence and it takes a it’s not going to get less, it’s going to get
community of people— men, women, more.”
students, staff, faculty— working towards Since 2014, Trevecca has had no
that goal to create meaningful change,” reports of forcible or non-forcible sex
said Cathcart. momentum to continue empowering Photo provided by Trevecca Marketing.
offenses. However, Harris said Cathcart’s educators, among other roles.
victims of sexual harassment and
Three years ago, Steve Harris, role is also to educate students about
violence to share their stories and Some students have already
associate provost and dean of student sexual assault on college campuses.
advocate for change,” said Cathcart. contacted Cathcart to express interest in
development, handled all cases that With the help of volunteers from
One in 5 women are sexually prevention work.
involved Title IX. But as the law broadened the student body, Cathcart has made
beyond athletics and additional policies assaulted during their time in college, “This is not work that I can do alone.
the effort to do just that for Sexual
are imposed, Harris proposed opening she said. It takes involvement from students and
Assault Awareness Month. Each of the
the Title IX compliance and investigator April is Sexual Assault Awareness other community members to effectively
three events focus on different aspects
position to the president’s cabinet. address the issue of sexual violence,”
of prevention. The events featured One in 5 women are said Cathcart.
“I think this is more at the heart of active participation from the audience
where Trevecca would be. It’s not just to following a lecture at the beginning.
sexually assaulted during
be in compliance with the law, it’s trying “The MeToo movement campaign their time in college.
to provide a safe environment for your has brought a lot of awareness to the Staff writers Abby Duren and Anthony
Month and Trevecca will be providing
students,” said Harris. “Sometimes you issue of sexual harassment and gender Senecal contributed to this story.
chances for students to become peer
believe that because you’re at a Christian inequality, and I hope we can use that
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Introduc- are coming,
ing the and that is
next ASB o.k.
president BY Brooklyn Dance

No matter your year in school, the end
of the spring semester will undoubted-
ly bring emotions. The stress of finals,
making sure everything is turned in, the field that may be. Soak up every moment
By Ivan Palomares last few nights in your dorm bed, saying and remember it is a learning experience.
Columnist goodbye to your friends for three months. Don’t wish the summer away, but rather
The comfort of your routine will end, build strong relationships and embrace
Hey guys I am so thrilled to serve as your student body president next year! It is
and then comes adjusting to whatever the last summer before graduation.
such an honor to serve you and I cannot wait for the upcoming year. I ran because
you may be doing this summer. To the seniors: You made it! Graduating
there are too many people who’s voice is not heard and I want to be there to listen. I
To the freshman: Congratulations on college is an accomplishment in anyone’s
ran in hopes to represent all of these voices. I want to hear your concerns and hope
completing your first year of college. book. Best of luck on your next adven-
that you will all use me as a channel to address them. I have such a love for this cam-
Freshman year can is scary and exciting ture, and enjoy the freedom of life with-
pus and what it has done to shape me as a person, so I cannot think of a better way
and is an important foundation for your out clean room checks and Blackboard
to pay it back then to serve this community to the best of my ability. Together I know
remaining years. Have fun during your assignments due at midnight.
that we can make Trevecca an even better community. I want to do all of this by having
first college summer and don’t worry too
better communication and more feedback from the student body. Finally, I want to
much about school. Embrace your summer break, in whatev-
make sure you guys’ wants and your needs come first, always.
To the sophomores: I have heard a lot er form that may be. If you’re returning
of peers say sophomore year was their to the Hill, know that you’ll be with your
Hometown: Bells, Tenn. hardest. So congratulations, you did it! friends in the fall. Until then, take ad-
To me, the summer after sophomore year vantage of sleeping in and catching up on
is the last one where you can enjoy being good books. See you next year!
Major: Exercise science an adult while not having to worry about
adult things. Take advantage of this.
To the juniors: This is likely your sum-
Favorite Food: Fettuccine alfredo mer of doing adult things, i.e. internships.
This the start of your career, in whatever
Favorite Song: Sweet Caroline

Currently reading: Textbooks, nothing for fun

Fun Fact: I am actually a part of DACA and not a
US citizen




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for grammar,
Sam Harris will not return as men’s basketball coach
TrevEchoes | May | 2018 |
ecca in 1993.
He was an assistant coach at Judson
College, Central Florida, Valparaiso and
was a head coach at Messiah College.
Elliott said the decision to part ways
with Harris was based on multiple fac-
“It’s never one thing,” Elliott said.
“The program has to be viewed as more
than singular. It was based on the timing,
the success and the trajectory of the pro-
Though no longer the head coach at
Trevecca, Harris says he has no plans of
leaving Music City.
“My kids have grown up in Nash-
ville, I have grandkids here. Of course I
would love to coach again,” Harris said.
“The timing wasn’t great, but I’m not just
going to pick up and leave because my
family is here and this is home.”
For now, the 61-year-old is still un-
sure of what the future holds.
“I have no idea,” Harris said. “I’m go-
ing to do whatever God wants me to do. It
might be the end (of my coaching career)
for a temporary time, but if the right op-
portunity comes I would consider it.”
Harris met with the basketball team Photo provided by Trevecca Athletic Communications
Monday night to inform them of his de- “I don’t have anyone in mind,” El- past season with an overall record of 6-22
parture. liott said. “We had a coach and we don’t and 5-15 in G-MAC play.
“I encouraged our players to stay have anyone in mind right now. There’s “I’m going to embrace whatever it is
and get their education,” Harris said. “I considerable amount of interest already. that God gives me the opportunity to do,”
wouldn’t have stayed 25 years if I didn’t I don’t know a timeframe right now. My Harris said. “It’s not the first time that my
believe in the education process at Trev- goal is to find a good mission fit for the wife and I have had to pray through a sit-
ecca and I will continue to do that as university.” uation. We’re going to take it each day at
well.” Harris was the eighth men’s basket- a time and see what doors may open. My
The search for the next men’s bas- ball coach in Trevecca history. tenure at Trevecca is done.
ketball coach has not started, according The Trojans finished 11th in the
to Elliott. Great Midwest Athletic Conference this

Womens’s soccer team serves in Colombia during Spring Break
baptized or known the right time to. She ed. That’s not what it was about,” said
said her coaches have been and will con- Hoffman.
tinue to be major role models in her life After the baptisms, they were able to ex-
along with her teammates, so this trip plore the mountain range and enjoy the
was the perfect time to be baptized. scenery of the mountains and waterfalls.
“It’s not about where it happens, it’s about “As a team, everyone’s spirits were lifted
the people. After we were done, the team that day. Up to that point, we had been
gathered around us and laid hands on us there six days so we were all exhausted
to pray, which was a really awesome ex- and felt like we hadn’t been able to have
perience. After that we all sang worship a break. It was nice to have a day to reju-
songs right where we were. There were 13 venate and reflect. It was definitely a day
people singing Amazing Grace very loud I will never forget,” said Hoffman.
and very off key. I remember telling the
girls that it didn’t matter how we sound-

BY MADDUX REID Photo provided by Trevecca Athletic Communications
CONTRIBUTOR Originally, the team was scheduled to
Two women’s soccer players experienced play a Columbian prison team in a game
a moment they will never forget when that day, but the game was canceled.
they were baptized on a hike in the An- The team took taxis up to the mountains,
des mountains over spring break. where they began a short hike to the spot
“Our team is our family. I was baptized the girls would be baptized. They gath-
with 13 of my sisters surrounding me,” ered around to share testimonies, and
said junior Cassie Voiles. then Leah Hoffman and Voiles were bap-
On their sixth day of their mission trip to tized by their coaches.
Columbia, the women’s soccer team took Hoffman explained that even though she
an unexpected journey into the Andes. had been a Christian, she had never been
Photo provided by Trevecca Athletic Communications
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Spring finals schedule