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The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Alumni Plaza took place during Alumni Weekend. To be included in the initial construction phase, bricks and pavers must be purchased by MAY 15.
Click here for more information. Click here to view more Alumni Weekend photos.

TransE-Mail - May 2015
Natasa's Notes

Fellow Pioneers,

It was a pleasure to see so many alumni return to Transy for Alumni Weekend a couple of weeks ago. We had over 700 alumni and guests on campus, the highest attendance since 2007! You may view photos via our Facebook page and read about alumni who were recognized during the Alumni Celebration Convocation in the news section below.

We were excited to “break ground” on the Alumni Plaza project during Alumni Weekend, even though we had to stay inside due to the rain. The deadline for inclusion of the bricks, trees and pavers in the first construction phase is May 15. See the link under the photo above for more information.

As you can see on the events schedule on the right, lots of fun activities are planned for alumni the next couple of months. Save the date for President Carey’s Inauguration on October 9 and 10, 2015. Next year’s Alumni Weekend has been scheduled for April 29-May 1, 2016. We hope to see you at one or more of these events.

Thank you for all you do to support and promote our alma mater!

Yours in Transy Spirit,
Natasa Pajic Mongiardo ‘96
Director of Alumni Relations
Campus News

Three Transylvanians win Alpha Lambda Delta Fellows
Two current Transylvania students and one 2014 graduate have been awarded three of the 23 Alpha Lambda Delta Fellowships offered to the honor society’s 275 chapters nationwide. Seniors Nashwin Laungani, from Lexington, and Emily Martin, from Florence, Ky., as well as Raisa Tikhtman ’14, from Lexington, received the annual fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year. The awards offset the expense of pursuing a graduate or professional degree. Click title to read more.
Transylvania wins "Battle of the Bumpers" for seventh straight year
For the seventh straight year, Transylvania has won the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU) "Battle of the Bumper"s with 960 plates sold, resulting in $9,600 in scholarships for Transy students. Click title to read more.
Alumni Programs

Alumni and Friends Travel Opportunities
Alumni and Friends Travel Opportunities
Mediterranean Mosaic - October 4-13, 2015
Spend 8 nights aboard Riviera, cruising to fascinating ports of call.  Visit Italian cities Taormina, Sorrento, Rome, Florence, Pisa, and Tuscany. Explore Monte Carlo, Monaco and Marseille, France. Click here for brochure.  Early booking deadline extended to June 30!
Alumni Benefits
Alumni Benefits

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Alumni Spotlight

Alumni honored during Alumni Weekend
Transylvania University recently recognized 10 alumni for their dedication and service to their alma mater and larger communities. The university awarded the Morrison Medallion—its highest alumni honor—to Doug and Gayle Hutcherson. They have been dedicated supporters of Transylvania from the moment they set foot on campus 50 years ago. This year’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award went to Colene Elridge, whose many roles include success coach and trainer and human resources specialist with the Office of Diversity and Equality in the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet. Distinguished Achievement Award recipients are Renee Deaton Fister '90, David Hoffman '90, and Michael Hoffman '65. Distinguished Service Awards went to Melinda Gute Barfield, Rachelle Williams Dodson '98, David "Bear" Marthey '75, and Charles Newquist '75. Click here to read more about the recipients. Click title to read article.

Men's golf earns ninth straight HCAC title
Men's golf earns ninth straight HCAC title
For an unprecedented ninth straight year, the Transylvania University men's golf team took the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title by a 32-stroke margin following the four-round HCAC tournament. Nicholas McCarthy, Ben Fister and Hunter Cloud 's effort landed the trio all-conference honors posting top-five finishes to lead the Pioneers to the crown. Evan Shelley posted a solid four-round total of 308 finishing 11th helping Transylvania claim yet another title. Click title to read more.
Men's lacrosse claims first title
Men's lacrosse claims first title
The Transylvania University men's lacrosse team took a controlling 5-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, as seven Pioneers scored en route to a 12-5 win over Saint Vincent College in the inaugural Ohio River Lacrosse Conference Championship Sunday at Pat Deacon Stadium. "This was a huge win for a program in its third year," head coach Terry Justice said. "We struggled a little early, but we told the guys to stay the course and they came out and worked hard all year. I'm really proud of the way they prepared and the way they competed." After winning the ORLC semifinal match Friday, the Pioneers looked the claim the first ever conference title and that they did in impressive fashion. Click title to read more.
Faculty Spotlight

Rick Weber
Rick Weber
As the German studies program developer and director, Rick Weber wanted to create a curriculum that addresses undergraduate needs. In his mind, that includes getting to know the culture as well as the language and getting a feel for the literature that students would study at the graduate level. "I think we offer a fully integrated program," says Weber. "It's a cohesive and articulated curriculum that moves you from basic learning to an advanced level at a reasonable, logical, and coordinated pace." Click title to read more.
Event Calendar

2015 Transylvania Lunch Tour - Versailles
5/12/2015 12:00 PM
Join us for lunch with alumni and friends in the Versailles area. Get news from campus and enjoy talking with others from the Transy family. Dutch treat.

Louisville Area Alumni and Friends Social
5/12/2015 5:30 PM
Stop in to visit with old friends and make new ones. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow Transy alumni! Alumni and development staff will be there to fill you in on the latest news from campus. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

Bluegrass Alumni Social
5/13/2015 5:00 PM
Stop in to visit with old friends and make new ones. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow Transy alumni! Alumni and development staff and some current students will be there to fill you in on the latest news from campus. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided.

2015 Transylvania Lunch Tour - Somerset
5/19/2015 12:00 PM
Join us for lunch with alumni and friends in the Somerset area. Get news from campus and enjoy talking with others from the Transy family. Dutch treat.

Alumni and Friends Reception with President Carey
5/28/2015 6:00 PM
Meet Transylvania's 26th President, Seamus Carey, and connect with other members of the Transy family.

Transylvania Day at Holiday World
Join us for a fun filled day at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana. Special pricing for alumni, family, and friends. Tickets are $34.99 per person. Children 2 years of age and younger are free. Free parking and free soft drinks are included. Order by going to and click "buy tickets". Then click the "promotional code" tab and enter TUPioneers2015.

The Pioneer Project 2015
Do you enjoy landscaping, painting, or working with books? Join us for our first ever Pioneer Project! Come back to campus June 25 -26 and help make the campus beautiful. We will be working with our Physical Plant department and library to coordinate volunteer opportunities for alumni and friends. You may even spend the night in our residence halls. Meals and a t-shirt will be provided for participants.

DOC General Assembly Luncheon 2015
7/20/2015 11:00 AM
Gather for lunch with alumni from the Columbus area as well as Disciples of Christ alumni from around the country. $25 per person. High school students: $10.

2015 Transylvania Golf Classic
Support the Transylvania Athletics program with a great day on the links at the beautiful University Club of Kentucky. Registration and lunch at 12:30 p.m.; shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.

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