Transylvania names residence hall after 1936 graduate, family

As Transylvania University students return to campus, the newly named Kincaid Hall is ready for move-in. Completed in 2017, the residence hall provides on-campus housing for some first-year students, as well as sophomores, juniors and seniors.

This summer, Transylvania named the building for alumna Nelle Wilson Kincaid ‘36 and Garvice D. Kincaid, along with their daughters, Jane W. Kincaid and Joan D. Kincaid. Joan Kincaid currently serves as vice chairman of the board of directors of Central Bancshares, parent of Central Bank & Trust Co. in Lexington, Kentucky.

“Our dedication to the advancement of education serves as a cornerstone for our support of the communities we serve,” stated Luther Deaton, chairman, president and CEO of Central Bank. 

“We believe that commitments like the one we have made to Transylvania University will lead to growth and prosperity for the entire community,” Deaton continued. “This relationship is also of special significance for Central Bank and our vice chairman, Joan Kincaid, as her mother, Nelle, was a Transylvania alumna.”

Steve Angelucci, Transylvania’s vice president for advancement, said the university is deeply grateful for the recent gift from the Kincaid family and Central Bank. “Their generous support reinforces our commitment to providing Transylvania University students an exceptional campus environment for living and learning.”

Kincaid Hall, which houses around 140 students, reflects the university’s traditional brick architecture. The newest residence hall on campus, it includes four floors of suite-style rooms and features study lounges, community kitchens and laundry facilities.