April 2012 News for Radford University Alumni and Friends

News for Radford University Alumni and Friends
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Snapshot of the Month

Renee Vires Honeycutt
Thank you to Renee Vires Honeycutt '88 for submitting a photo of her RU graduation day. To learn about this year's Spring Commencement May 4-5, visit us online.

To submit a photo from your days at RU, email alumni@radford.edu.

This Month in RU History

April 1947: Phone booths were installed in each dormitory for students to make outgoing calls.

Campus Highlights

Event Highlights

April 24
Guitar ensemble concert
8 p.m., Performance Hall, Covington Center

Baseball at Virginia
6 p.m., Charlottesville

April 25
Chamber winds concert
8 p.m., Performance Hall, Covington Center

April 26
Paul Ramsay, hypnotist
7 p.m., Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium

April 27
Farewell to Whitt
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Whitt Lawn

April 28
Softball at Radford vs. Gardner-Webb
Doubleheader 2 and 4 p.m., Cupp Stadium

For a complete list of events with details, visit our online calendar.

Staying Connected?

As a graduate of RU, you are part of a worldwide network of alumni bound together by the common experience of having received a Radford University education.

Help us keep you connected by updating your information. You can change your home, work or email address, or 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!

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

In the News

"Highlander 5" Student Gift Challenge

Highlander 5 Challenge

Thank you, RU students!

Thanks to all the students who stepped up to support the "Highlander 5" Student Gift Challenge with a donation of $5. By accepting the challenge, students are showing their pride in the university that means so much to them. All "Highlander 5" gifts go to the Radford Fund, which supports the areas that affect students the most, like financial aid, study abroad programs, internships, campus programs and outstanding faculty.

All students who donate are entered to win a prize pack including a T-shirt, mug and $25 in gift cards good at Au Bon Pain, Papa John's, Wendy's, Chick-fil-A, Salsarita's, Starbucks, Wild Greens or Pinkberry. The drawing will be April 27.

If you would like to show your support of the Radford Fund, please visit us online today. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of University Advancement at (540) 831-5407 or email ruadvancement@radford.edu.

Farewell to Whitt

Whitt HallThe 2012 College of Business and Economics (COBE) graduating class invites you to join us as we say farewell to Whitt (and Davis, Downey and Fairfax — COBE's many departmental homes).

Please join the members of the COBE Advisory Council, SMIPO Board, COBE Student Advisory Board, faculty and staff for this celebration with prizes and refreshments. Enjoy this opportunity to share your memories of your business education at Radford University and celebrate with students on this special day, the last day of COBE classes in Whitt Hall — our home for over 60 years. It is our hope that through renovation and revitalization of Whitt Hall it will continue to serve the university and campus community for many years to come.

Visit us online at www.radford.edu/farewell-whitt to purchase a brick for COBE's impressive new home and to share your Whitt Hall memories and pictures. Please RSVP to Darlene Hill at dhill8@radford.edu or (540) 831-5481.

Together, let's mark the legacy of COBE excellence for the generations of alumni to come.

Friday, April 27, 2012
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Whitt Lawn

Create a Lasting Tribute to Your Graduate

RU alumni paversCongratulations to you and your family! Show your pride in your son or daughter's accomplishments at Radford University by purchasing a paver. These 8" x 8" pavers are custom etched and installed in the Alumni Plaza between Cook and Peters halls.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please visit us online to place your order. Help your special graduate leave his/her mark on campus today!

NASCAR Driver's Charity is a Winner for RU Alumna

Melissa Rosato with Jeff GordonMelissa Sirgy Rosato '95 believes she is on the right track with the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation, established by the popular driver of car No. 24.

Rosato worked previously in marketing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series where she learned about the foundation that helps give young cancer patients an enhanced quality of life and hope for a healthier future.

Pictured above: Artie Kempner (left), director of Fox Sports, with Melissa Rosato and Jeff Gordon

Fall Homecoming and Reunion Extravaganza: Oct. 5-6, 2012

Fall Homecoming

It's your weekend. It's your moment.

All alumni are invited back for RU's Fall Homecoming and Reunion Extravaganza. Alumni can take time to connect with classmates or meet new ones, enjoy college open houses to include the grand opening of the new College of Business and Economics building and take in the new spots on campus. Or simply take a breather under your favorite tree on campus. It's your Radford.

Honor the past, celebrate the future.

Classes celebrating a reunion this weekend are 1962, 1972, 1982 and 1992.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (888) 4RUGRAD or alumni@radford.edu. Stay current on all the weekend activities by visiting our website often, and don't forget to "like us" on Facebook.

Give Now

Each donor to Radford University has a special motivation for giving – what's your story?

We would like to hear from you about your reasons for giving. Please email us at alumni@radford.edu, and tell us. Whether your inspiration was a new program you heard about, an ongoing project you saw or a Radford student you met, we are interested. With your permission, we may select your story for one of our future publications. Thank you for your continued support and investing in Radford.