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Natasa's Notes

Fellow Pioneers,

I am thrilled to welcome so many of you to Alumni Weekend this Friday! It's such a rewarding experience seeing alumni reunite with classmates and friends they hadn't seen in years. If you haven't signed up for the various events this weekend, please do so now! While it's true that we pay special attention to 5-year reunion milestones each year, several Alumni Weekend events are geared to ALL alumni: Alumni Day at Keeneland (tickets still available for the Phoenix Room) and TGIF Alumni Weekend Kick-Off Party at Sawyer's Downtown on Friday; Admissions Session for alumni volunteers, Alumni Celebration Convocation, Transy Family Lunch, Residence Halls Dedication and President's Reception on Saturday. Check out the schedule today!

Alumni Weekend gives us a chance to celebrate friendships, thank our volunteers and supporters and honor several individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their professions and for their communities and their alma mater. Click here for the list of 2017 Alumni Weekend award recipients and better yet, come to the Alumni Celebration Convocation to see them recognized. This event will be broadcast via Facebook Live on our page, so be sure to tune in if you can't be here in person.

As always, thank you for your interest and involvement in Transylvania programs.

Yours in Transy Spirit,

Natasa Pajic Mongiardo '96
Director of Alumni Relations

Development Update

Stay updated on our Annual Fund happenings
We have a lot going on with our Annual Fund programs and wanted to find an easy way to keep you updated on our projects. We’ve created a one-sheet flyer to include in Transy Connects that will give you three updates. Please click here to check out our latest news! 
Alumni Weekend is coming!
We can’t wait to gather for Alumni Weekend on April 28-30 to celebrate reunions on campus! Each class committee from 5th-50th has been working hard to make plans for this celebration; they’ve also been working to reach their class goals! Click title of this article to see how many donors are still needed for each class. There’s still time to participate in giving at any level, click here to make your gift today. See you soon! 
Seniors raise money for new Transylvania University Sign
Seniors raise money for new Transylvania University Sign
Senior Challenge is a tradition at Transy that started in 1990. Each year a group of volunteer senior students raises money as a class to leave their legacy on campus. The 2017 committee has challenged their classmates to raise $17,000 with 47% class participation to replace the Haupt Circle Transylvania University sign.
Share your advice with the Class of 2017!
On May 27, 2017 we will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2017! Do you remember the moment you turned your tassel on Old Morrison lawn? The future was exciting but a bit daunting at the same time. As these seniors transition from life as a student at Transylvania to their next step we would love to offer them advice from Pioneers that came before them. Please submit your Pioneer Wisdom through this form by May 19, 2017 so that we can share these during Senior Week events and on social media with the hashtag #Transy2017.
Campus News

Transy wins “Battle of the Bumpers” for 9th straight year
Transy wins “Battle of the Bumpers” for 9th straight year
Transylvania University has taken the AIKCU “Battle of the Bumpers” title for the 9th consecutive year. The Battle of the Bumpers is a friendly annual competition that pits the 18 AIKCU member institutions against each other to see whose supporters purchase the most Kentucky Independent Higher Education license plates in a calendar year. Ten dollars from the sale of each plate goes back to the featured institution’s general scholarship fund. Transy alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends purchased 973 plates in 2016, generating nearly $10,000 in student scholarships. Click title to read more.
Transylvania to host 2019 NCAA DIII Men’s Golf Championship
The NCAA announced Transylvania University will host the Division III Men's Golf Championship in 2019 at the Keene Trace Golf Club in nearby Nicholasville. The four-round event is scheduled for May 14-17. "This is a wonderful opportunity for Transylvania University and central Kentucky," said Holly Sheilley, vice president for enrollment and student life. "It is an honor to be considered and selected by the NCAA to host this prestigious event, and we now look forward to the rewarding process of preparing to bring a championship event to Lexington and Nicholasville." Click title to read more.
Two Transylvania alumni win Fulbright Teaching Assistantships
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. Click title to read more.
Transylvania named best Kentucky college for alumni job placement rates
Transylvania named best Kentucky college for alumni job placement rates
Transylvania University ranks first among Kentucky colleges for landing a job after graduation. Zippia, a career advice website, recently included the university on a list of the best schools in each state for job placement rates. This ranking underscores the importance of a liberal arts education in creating not only well-rounded individuals but also sought-after employees. Click title to read more.
Alumni Programs

Alumni and Friends Travel Opportunities
Alumni and Friends Travel Opportunities
Great Trains & Grand Canyons (featuring 5 nights in Sedona) - September 17-22, 2017
Highlights of the trip: two rail journeys (Grand Canyon Railway and Verde Canyon Railroad), Grand Canyon National Park, Oak Creek Canyon, Black Bart's Steakhouse, Sedona Trolley Tour, Chapel of the Holy Cross, Tlaquepaque & Uptown Sedona, Montezuma Castle, Jerome, Chuckwagon Supper & Show and Old Town Scottsdale. This tour includes roundtrip airfare from Cincinnati, Lexington or Louisville (additional gateways available on request); 5 nights accommodation; sightseeing and admissions per itinerary; 8 meals (5 breakfasts and 3 dinners); hotel transfers; professional tour director; motorcoach transportation and baggage handling. From $2,525 per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement $650. Click title to read more about all alumni trips offered.

Event Calendar


Alumni Weekend 2017
It doesn’t matter what different paths we’ve taken since leaving Transy, there’s a common spirit that unites us. Come and celebrate that shared experience—catch up with old friends (and make some new ones) at Alumni Weekend, April 28-30. Lots of fun activities are planned!

Commencement Celebration 2017
Join us as we celebrate the Class of 2017. For complete schedule of Commencement Week activities, go to:

2017 Transy Golf Classic
NEW LOCATION! Support the Transylvania Athletics program with a great day on the links at the beautiful Keene Run Golf Course at Keene Trace in Nicholasville. Registration opens April 1.

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