To kick off our inauguration events, the Transylvania community joined together for a Kentucky-themed BBQ in the new Alumni Plaza. Bluegrass music and Kentucky specialties highlighted the event, which drew faculty, staff and students.
Eileen Ivers Concert
Renowned Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers gave a spectacular concert attended by faculty, staff, students and members of the greater Lexington community. Ivers is a long-time friend of President Seamus Carey.
The evening before the inauguration, state and city officials, the Transylvania Board of Trustees, community leaders and members of the Transylvania faculty and staff attended a dinner in celebration of President Seamus Carey. Special speakers included Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen, Centre College President John Roush and Transylvania President Emeritus Charles Shearer.
More than 500 people gathered to witness the installation of Seamus Carey as Transylvania University’s 26th president on Friday, Oct. 9. The ceremony was held in Haggin Auditorium on Transylvania's campus where President Carey was installed by Board of Trustees chairman William T. Young Jr.