On this day, 241 years ago, the Virginia State Legislature chartered the first institution of higher learning west of the Allegheny Mountains — what is today known as Transylvania University.
The nation’s 16th oldest university celebrates 240 years since its founding.
On April 9, 1880, young student-athletes from Transylvania — known then as Kentucky University — and Centre College stepped onto a cow pasture to face off in what was likely the first football game in the South.
Transylvania University on Wednesday rededicated memorial plaques honoring Transylvanians who lost their lives in service to our country during World War I and World War II.
On this Veterans Day 2019, 75 years after the end of World War II, we remember Jack G. Adair ’45, the Transylvanians who have served in the military across the years, and the military members whose training began on the college’s campus and who, for a brief time, shared our company.