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Transylvania alumna blossoms into award-winning educator, inspiring next generation of Pioneers

Sophie Schwab ’11 likes to tell her students that biology is her first love. Convincing them of its relevance in every facet of their lives is, perhaps, her second. Within the first several years of teaching, she has received two student-nominated awards, one from Barnes & Noble, the other from Fayette County Schools.

The ultimate interdisciplinary field: Transylvania redesigns religion major/minor program

When Leslie Ribovich interviewed for her position as the new assistant professor of religion at Transy, she was excited to find Carole Barnsley eager to brainstorm ideas for the religion program. It was a continuation of how Paul Jones, Transy’s beloved and recently retired professor of religion, had invited Barnsley, now the director, to help reimagine the program with her ideas and perspective when she arrived 10 years ago.