July 2011 News for Radford University Alumni and Friends

News for Radford University Alumni and Friends
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Snapshot of the Month

cobe construction
The new home for the College of Business and Economics is making progress.

Give now

Thank you to those who contributed to Radford University this past fiscal year July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011.

You are helping Radford University prepare today for the future. Every gift counts and every gift makes a difference for the university and the students it serves. Please consider a contribution for the new fiscal year July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012.

Want to Volunteer?

If you are interested in giving time to our chapter program or your reunion committee, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@radford.edu or call 1-888-4RUGRAD.

RU connected?

There's a special connection alumni and friends have with Radford University and with each other. Help us keep you connected by updating your information today. You can change your home, work or email addresses, and let us know what you have been doing since graduation for inclusion in the class notes section of The MAGAZINE of Radford University by completing our online form today! By updating your information, you will receive the Alumni e-News each month as well as the magazine.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@radford.edu or 1-888-4RUGRAD.

In the News

Fall Homecoming and Reunion
Reconnect and rediscover Radford University on October 14-15, 2011

homecoming 2011 We are only three months away from a wonderful weekend celebration. All you need to do is register and book your hotel… and leave the rest to us.

The Office of Alumni Relations has put together a jam-packed, fun-filled weekend for you and your family to enjoy. The weekend celebration will also consist of reunions for the following classes: '56, '61, '66, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01 and '06. By returning to your alma mater this October, you will enjoy showing your family the campus, meeting up with fellow classmates and enjoying the beauty of the New River Valley in the fall.

The next step is simple, click here after July 25 to register.

Congratulations to the Class of 1961! You are leading the Class Gift Challenge! Don't let your class be last, give today!

Exceed the Challenge for 2011-2012
Help Radford University "Exceed the Challenge"

class challenge

Radford University is challenging you, our dedicated alumni and friends, to exceed the record for the number of alumni giving back in a single year. Please give before June 30, 2012, to help us "Exceed the Challenge." From July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, we had 3,585 alumni who gave back. Let's strive to beat that record by June 30, 2012.

Let the challenge begin! Visit us on Facebook to keep updated on the challenge and on the Web to donate today.

Fraternity Reunites in Richmond

Sigma Phi Epsilon lettersAlumni brothers from the Radford University chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon gathered in Richmond in June, renewing friendships with food, fun and golf.

The reunion went way beyond bonding. During their time together, the group launched the RU Sig Ep Brothers By the Wayside Fund, designed to help those who need assistance during life-changing events. Read more.

This Fall's Freshman Class to Be Radford's Largest

new students at QUESTRadford University is on track to enroll the largest freshman class in its history, admissions data indicate.

As of June 6, the university had received deposits from more than 2,100 freshmen for fall 2011. That is up 13 percent from the same date in 2010 and up 42 percent from 2009. Read more.

New Sponsors Boost Enrollment for Summer Bridge Program

student participants in Summer BridgeWhen Radford University's annual Summer Bridge Program (SBP) opened July 10, it brought 64 high school girls to campus, a sizable increase from participation by 40 girls in summer 2010.

The students – rising sophomores, juniors and seniors from across Virginia – studied science, technology and mathematics with Radford University professors during the weeklong residential program. Read more.

Mike Jones Named Head Men's Basketball Coach

Mens Head Basketball Coach Mike JonesMike Jones was officially introduced as the men's basketball head coach at Radford University in a press conference Wednesday, June 15, inside the Dedmon Center. Read more.

Jones also announced the additions of Kyle Getter, Chris Hawkins, Jon-David (JD) Byers and Aaron Marshall to his coaching staff.