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Bryan Station High School group finds path to college well-lit by Transylvania University

By Tammy L. Lane Special to KyForward For juniors and seniors who anticipate pursuing college scholarships, a series of mock interviews with staff and students at Transylvania University was a welcome chance to present their strengths and rehearse their pitches. “I fidget a lot and am really nervous and talk with my hands, so to come here and get the practice, I really love that,” said Taelaesha...

Transy, UK grad named in Southern Living’s ‘People Who Are Changing the South in 2015’

  University of Kentucky and Transylvania University alumnus Theo Edmonds has been named to Southern Living magazine’s “50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015.”   Theo Edmonds (Photo provided) The article lists influential people who are helping shape the region with ideas and projects that focus on community. Edmonds is one of the founders of IDEAS 40203, America’s...

Instinct for Justice: Molloy helped integrate Transy, went on to champion civil rights

Lula Morton Drewes greets Patrick Molloy at Transylvania’s opening convocation in September 2013. Molloy helped convince Drewes to become the first African American to pursue a degree at Transylvania. (Photo from Transylvania)   Patrick Molloy has followed an instinct for justice his entire life. The Lexington-born attorney served most of his career as a federal prosecutor who championed...

Transy invites four presidential candidates
to campus to meet faculty, staff, students

Transylvania University’s presidential search committee has invited four candidates to visit the Lexington campus and meet with students, faculty and staff next week.   The forums will take place as follows:   Candidate #1 Jan. 26-27 Candidate #2 Jan. 28-29 Candidate #3 Jan. 30-31 Candidate #4 Feb. 3-4   Everyone on campus will have the opportunity to submit feedback about the...

Don’t tell Transy’s Acchiardo that economics is boring; she’ll be quick to prove you wrong

Economics professor Charity-Joy Acchiardo doesn’t accept the study of economics as boring – and she strives to prove it daily in her classes at Transylvania University. (Photo from Transylvania)   Special to KyForward   Charity-Joy Acchiardo understands that many students perceive the study of economics as dry, uninteresting and disconnected to the realities of their everyday...

Transy hires interim vice president, dean; permanent sought after new president chosen

Michael J. Bell will serve as the interim vice president and dean of the college at Transylvania University, effective Aug. 1. Bell was selected after a search by a university committee composed of faculty and administrators.   Michael J. Bell “I am very excited about the prospect of having someone with Dean Bell’s experience joining us at Transylvania,” said President R. Owen...

Transy faculty to board: ‘Our institution deserves better’; seeks Williams’ resignation

Staff report   Saying “our institution deserves better,” faculty at Transylvania University are calling for the resignation of President R. Owen Williams.   Transylvania University President R. Owen Williams In a 35-page document sent earlier this week to members of the school’s Board of Trustees and Board of Regents and obtained by KyForward, faculty representatives write...