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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.

From first aid to first female fire chief, Transylvania alumna reflects on barrier-breaking journey

Retiring after nearly 30 years with the Lexington Fire Department, Chief Kristin Chilton ’90 recalls how something as simple as taking an elective in her senior year could lead to an opportunity that changed her life and the course of a community institution.