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First-year Transylvania student off to promising start, ready for campus and community engagement

In the daunting first days of college, nerves and self-doubt can tamper with the confidence of even the highest achiever. Happily for Shelby Hamm ’25, the very reasons that brought her to Transylvania quickly put her at ease.

Shared love for music led Transylvania graduates to Elektra record deal

2014 Transylvania graduates Ryan Anderson and Will Harvey were on two different paths with one goal — to make it in the music business. After Anderson founded his folk-rock band Bendigo Fletcher, Harvey helped find him shows to play and pitched the group to influential people in the industry. They quickly built a fan base — and eventually landed a deal with Elektra Records.