December 2012 News for Radford University Alumni and Friends

News for Radford University Alumni and Friends
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Snapshot of the Month

Miranda Schrock and Sara Shirley
Miranda Schrock and Sarah Shirley each received a $1,500 scholarship courtesy of the Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE), a non-profit trade association that represents the retail environments industry. The PAVE scholarship program supports students studying retail design, planning, and visual merchandising.

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This Month in RU History

December 9, 1981: The Dedmon Center opened. Rowdy Red premiered as the first school mascot.

Campus News

In Memory

Radford University honors classmates and friends who have passed away this month. View the memory list.

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In Next Month's Edition…

Alumni Homecoming: Winter Jam 2013

Jim Esinhart '86, CEO of Chiltern International

Hattie M. Strong Foundation

Upcoming events

In the News

Happy Holidays from Radford University

Radford University wishes you happiness and joy this holiday season and a prosperous 2013!

Cindy Chace '86 is Making a Difference in the World

Cindy Chace
Cindy Chace is pictured, center, with other attendees of the forum.

Being a graduate of RU was a great accomplishment for Cindy Chace, who graduated in 1986 and is now director of sales at UPS. Being recruited to play women's basketball at the university, she says, "was unforgettable." While at RU, Chace was impressed with several professors who mentored and guided her and will never forget the caring one-on-one educational assistance provided. "I never felt like a number at Radford but a person who meant something to the university and the educational system."

Recently, Chace attended the global forum of the International Alliance for Women (TIAW) at the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. The forum brought together women leaders and change agents in business, finance, entrepreneurship, social innovation and public policy around the world.

The global forum's agenda focused on leadership, innovation, sustainability, and cultural and generational issues. It also featured TIAW's World of Difference Award winners from five continents. This year's World of Difference awards recognized 100 people from more than 30 countries for their efforts in advancing the economic empowerment of women locally, regionally or worldwide.

One of the TIAW awards was given to Chace and "Go for the Greens," the organization she co-founded and currently serves as its president. The nonprofit organization helps women business owners increase revenue and learn about sustainability and the basics of golf.

The organization offers meet-and-greet sessions with corporations and government agencies ready to do business with women-owned and minority-owned businesses, as well as panel discussions, dinner events and golf networking events.

Chace is making a difference in her career at UPS and with "Go for the Greens". She says, "I try to teach people at my work, my community and others with the same personal touch that I received at Radford to make a difference in the world."


Holiday Gifts that Leave a Legacy

Are you trying to think of the perfect gift for that special someone? This year, why not consider a gift in honor of someone important to you? That is what many Radford University alumni and friends have done. It is a great way to support something meaningful to your loved one and is guaranteed to make an impression that will last a lifetime.

To learn more about how you can take advantage of this opportunity, please contact us at (540) 831-5407, email or visit us online.

Holiday Stocking Stuffers

The Radford University Bookstore offers many holiday gift ideas for that special Highlander in your life. From scarves and sweatshirts to RU tumblers, the bookstore has all you need this season. You can visit the bookstore online today and finish your holiday shopping with ease.

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Upcoming Men's and Women's Basketball

Coach Ngongba and Coach Jones
Men's Basketball

Dec. 22 at 4 p.m.
at West Virginia

Dec. 29 at 2 p.m.
vs. Central Penn (home)

Jan. 2 at 7 p.m.
at North Carolina AT&T

Women's Basketball

Dec. 29 at 4:30 p.m.
vs. Longwood (home)

Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.
vs. UNC Asheville (home)

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