Transylvania wins Battle of the Bumpers for 10th straight year

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University once again put more license plates on the road than any other independent college in Kentucky, winning the Battle of the Bumpers for the 10th straight year.The university received $10,110 to put toward scholarships for selling 1,011 plates in 2017, according to the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities. Transylvania beat…

Two Transylvania alumni win Fulbright Teaching Assistantships

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University alumni Chase Coleman ’16 and Jessica Obi ’13 have been awarded grants to serve as Fulbright English Teaching Assistants for 2017-18. Fulbright grants are highly competitive, and recipients are chosen for their academic and leadership potential. Coleman, who graduated with a triple major in economics, French and math, is from Georgetown, Ky. He…

Transylvania to offer $60,000 International Baccalaureate scholarships

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University is making a major commitment to graduates of the globally recognized International Baccalaureate program. Transylvania will offer scholarships of at least $60,000 over four years to graduates of IB programs, which, like the university, promote open-mindedness, intercultural understanding and curiosity. “We are reaching out to IB students everywhere because we believe that…

Transylvania names new residence hall after dedicated alumni

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University has named the first of its three new residence halls after two alumni who were remarkably dedicated to their school. Dalton-Voigt Residence Hall—which opened this past weekend for the beginning of the academic year—honors deceased alumni Steve Dalton ’83 and Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Voigt ’44. “Both Steve and Betty served their alma…

Four Transylvanians earn Fulbright grants to teach in Asia

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Three graduating Transylvania University seniors and one alumna will travel to Asia in the fall to teach English through grants from the highly competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistant program. Thomas Amburn from Fisherville, Ky., will travel to Thailand; Courtney Marshall from Louisville will go to Malaysia; Rachel Smith from Mayfield, Ky., will head to…

Transylvania alumni to transform campus plaza, create scholarship fund

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University alumni have united to renovate a gathering place in the heart of the campus—and provide funding for legacy scholarships while they’re at it. To raise money for the Alumni Plaza project, graduates of the university are asking donors to have their name—or the name of someone they’d like to honor—engraved on a…

Transylvania alums honored by Fayette County Bar Association

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Three Transylvania University alumni, Mindy Barfield ’85, Carl Frazier ‘04 and Palmer Gene Vance II ’87, were recognized May 1 by the Fayette County (Ky.) Bar Association (FCBA) at its 2013 Law Day Celebration. Barfield, a partner in the litigation department at Dinsmore and Shohl, received the Citizen Lawyer Award, which honors one member…