Namaste's opening meeting featuring students from 3 continents!

Trevecca’s International Students’ Club

Welcome to the international students’ club of Trevecca, Namaste, run by and for international students. The club is open to all international students and any student, faculty, or staff interested in international culture. Today the word ‘international’ has a different connotation when applied to students. There are two types of international students – one, students who are in the USA only for education and return home once they are done, and two, students who were raised in the USA but whose parents migrated here. Namaste welcomes both types of international students and anyone interested in international culture!

Club Objectives

The objective of Namaste is two-fold:
1. Namaste is dedicated to help transition international students to the American culture by offering all types of support in the area of education, money, health issues, and spiritual teaching.
2. Namaste strives to educate the Trevecca community of students, staff, faculty, and administrators about international culture by hosting the annual Spring program titled TASTE THE NATIONS. The program showcases talents by international students that include songs, poetry recital, skits, scripture reading, testimonies, and food from over 10 different nations. All the ticket sales go toward the international students’ fund that is uses to help international students in times of need.

Board of Directors

Namaste is sponsored by two faculty members and students are elected to the board. The board consists of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Officer. Meetings for the club are held on Mondays/Fridays of the month at 3 PM in Mackey 106. Two major programs are held in the academic year: Taste the Nations Fall Celebration in November and Taste the Nations in April. Election for the board is held on the last Monday/Friday of April.
Sponsors – Prof. Roy Philip and Prof. Jooly Philip; President – Ms. Asia Norman; Vice-President – Samuel Iglesias; Secretary – Ms. Deanna Yodjai; Treasurer – Ms. Katerine Avila-Pastor; Public Relation Officer - Ms. Ruth Montiel; Program Coordinator - Ms. Abbie Giron

Calendar of Events (2017-2018)

Friday 25th – Fall Freshmen Advising

Monday 28th – Returning Students’ Advising

Tuesday 29th – First Day of Classes/Opening Chapel


Monday 4th – First meeting in Mackey 106 at 3 PM

Tuesday 12th – Club Rush, Boone Convocation Hall from 3 PM – 5 PM

Monday 25th – Second meeting in Mackey 106 at 3 PM

Friday 29th – Laser Tag Event at 6 PM


Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th – Fall Break

Monday 16th – Third meeting in Mackey 106 at 3 PM

Monday 16th – Spring Advising Begins

Monday 27th – Spring Advising Ends

Friday 27th – Taste the Nations Fall Celebration (TSAC) @ 6 PM

Saturday 28th - Hike to Fall Creek Falls


Monday 6th – Fourth meeting in Mackey 106 at 3 PM

Monday 13th – Friday 17th – International Education Week at Trevecca:

Monday 13th - Friday 17th - Expo of Countries @ 10 AM in Jernigan Lobby

Monday 13th - World Cup @ 5 PM-7 PM in Jernigan Lobby

Tuesday 14th – Chapel Worship in Different Languages @ 9.30 AM

Tuesday 14th - Careers around the World @ 3 PM - 4.30 PM in BBB 115

Wednesday 15th - Study Abroad Opportunities @ 4 PM in CLCS 120

Wednesday 15th - Stand Up Comedy in The Hub Show @ 7 PM

Thursday 16th - Latino Cultural Celebration @ 7 PM

Friday 17th – Bollywood Movie Night (Zelma Waggoner Performance Hall) @ 7 PM

Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th – Thanksgiving Holiday


Monday December 4th– Namaste Towers Christmas Party @ 3 PM Monday 11th – Last Day of Fall Classes

Tuesday 12th – Thursday - 14th – Fall Semester Fall Examinations

Friday 15th – End of Fall Semester


Wednesday 10th – Spring Semester begins Monday 15th – Fifth meeting in Mackey 104 at 3 PM


Friday 16th – Sixth meeting in Mackey 104 at 3 PM Monday 26th – Seventh meeting in Mackey 104 at 3 PM

MARCH 2018

Monday 5th till Friday 9th – Spring Break Monday 12th – Fall Advising Begins Monday 12th – Eighth meeting in Mackey 106 at 3 PM Friday 23rd – Fall Advising Ends Monday 26th – Ninth Meeting in Mackey 106 at 3 PM Friday March 30th till Monday April 2nd – Good Friday/Easter Break

APRIL 2018

Monday 9th – Tenth meeting in Mackey 106 at 3 PM Wednesday11th - Practice for Taste the Nations Boone 4 PM – 6 PM Friday 13th – Taste the Nations Program in Boone at 7 PM

Monday 23rd – Final Election meeting in Mackey 106 at 3 PM Friday 27th – Last day of classes
MAY 2017
Monday April 30th till Wednesday May 2nd – Spring Final Exams
Saturday 5th – Com

Contact Information:

Prof. Roy Philip - (248-7711 - Boone 140)

Prof. Jooly Philip - (248-1375 - Tidwell 120)

Ms. Rebecca Merrick - (248-1259)

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