Gunter Honored by Trevecca Nazarene University

Nazarene - Faculty APNTSPublished by NCN News

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Trevecca Nazarene University has announced the establishment of the Nina Griggs Gunter Leadership Fund, an endowed fund established in order to recognize the ministry, leadership, and accomplishments of the first female general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene and a Trevecca alumna (1958).

Begun by the family and friends of Dr.Gunter, this fund recognizes her leadership within the Church of the Nazarene and her example as female servant-leader. In addition to her career in ministry, Dr.Gunter also had a career as an educator.

The earnings from this fund will be used to support initiatives within the university's Center for Leadership, Calling and Service:

  • • The establishment of the Nina Griggs Gunter Servant-Leader Award. Each year Trevecca will recognize a prominent Christian woman who has been a role model of servant-leadership and will invite her to speak at an event at Trevecca.

    • The establishment of the Nina Griggs Gunter Servant-Leadership Scholarship that will be awarded annually to a female student who has demonstrated servant-leadership qualities. The recipient of this scholarship will be recognized along with the recipient of the previously described award.

    • The funding of leadership initiatives within the Center for Leadership, Calling, and Service.

In his announcement of the Nina Griggs Gunter Leadership Fund, Trevecca President Dan Boone said, "Trevecca is pleased to honor the lifetime of accomplishments of Dr. Nina Gunter, who has served humankind in significant ways in the Southeast and around the world. Her Trevecca family members love her deeply and respect the many ways that she has used her gifts and training to help others."

Persons who want to contribute to this fund can do so by contacting the Office of External Relations at 615-248-1355 or at