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Twenty-four Transylvania students named August Term Scholars for the 2012-13 academic year

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Twenty-four upperclassmen at Transylvania University have been named August Term Scholars for the 2012-13 academic year.

August Term Scholars will serve as role models and mentors to first-year students while working with faculty members. August term will take place August 10-30 and will provide new students with an engaging and exciting introduction to Transylvania. During the fall semester, August Term Scholars will continue to meet weekly with a small group of students.

This is the first year for Transylvania’s August term, a three-week academic and cocurricular program for entering students. August term students take a single course, a seminar titled “First Engagements: Enculturation into a Scholarly Community.” Basic texts are common to all students, while professors teaching the various sections of the course supplement their class with materials from their own academic disciplines. August term also includes traditional new-student orientation sessions on alcohol awareness, academic integrity and other topics.

This year’s August Term Scholars were chosen from a pool of applicants. Requirements included a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, rising junior or senior status and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

“They are outstanding students selected to help our new students make the academic and social transitions to college life,” said Michael Covert, associate dean of students and director of retention programs at Transylvania. “We couldn’t run the program without them.”

The August Term Scholars are:
Daniel Barber, rising junior from Frankfort, Ky.
Carrie Burt, rising junior from Nicholasville, Ky.
Sarah Czack, rising senior from Versailles, Ky.
Shelby Dixon, rising junior from Louisville, Ky.
Anna Followell, rising senior from Lexington, Ky.
Andrew Goff, rising senior from Louisville, Ky.
Kelly Hieronymus, rising senior from Nicholasville, Ky.
Eryn Hornberger, rising senior from Lexington, Ky.
Kristina Houchins, rising junior from Winchester, Ky.
Meghan Johnson, rising junior from Owensboro, Ky.
Hannah E. Johnson, rising junior from Lexington, Ky.
Hannah D. Johnson, rising senior from Lexington, Ky.
Natalie Jones, rising senior from Lexington, Ky.
Ilana Kline, rising junior from Lexington, Ky.
Cameron Lindsey, rising senior from Nicholasville, Ky.
Kali Mattingly, rising junior from Rush, Ky.
Trevor Million, rising senior from Arcadia, Ind.
Melissa Moberg, rising junior from Jackson, Tenn.
Colin Mong, rising junior from Chillicothe, Ohio
Bobby Puckett, rising senior from Murray, Ky.
Emily Shepp, rising senior from Mayfield, Ky.
Ryan Smith, rising senior from Berea, Ky.
Victoria Sullivan, rising junior from Vanceburg, Ky.
Sarah Tipton, rising senior from Corbin, Ky.

Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.