Stories of Giving Archive
Radford University Thanks Its Donors
“There are so many personal reasons to give. However, there is one common theme in all of your generosity and that is Radford University,” said Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle to guests at the annual stewardship event held at the Governor Tyler House on Saturday, April 23. Read More
Fifth Give Your Heart to Art celebrates all who contribute to Radford's vibrant art community
Supporters and friends of the Radford University Arts Society gathered for the fifth annual Give Your Heart to Art, a celebration of campus' artistic life. Read more
Radford University Receives Challenge Grant for Science Outreach
A $350,000 challenge grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation of Richmond will help enhance the academic and outreach facilities in Radford University’s new Center for the Sciences, which opened this spring semester. Read more
Extra Help for Student Teachers
Joyce and William Esterhuizen were impressed with what their daughter-in-law, Anne, told them about Radford University’s education programs as she completed her post-baccalaureate certification in elementary education. Read more
Caring is Priceless: Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is one of the School of Nursing’s Most Loyal Supporters
Over the years, Radford University-trained nurses have earned a sterling reputation in the health care industry. Read more
Judge James C. Turk, Sr. was a firm believer in giving back and helping students
When he wasn't sitting on the federal bench – which he did for 42 years – he was tirelessly volunteering his time and effort for the betterment of Radford University and his community. Read more
For the future of education
Karol Hull ’62 has dedicated her life to education. Her devotion is a product of where she grew up, in Southwest Virginia’s Carroll County. Read more
In Honor of a Mentor, Teacher and Friend
For Mark Curran ’82, Radford University was the place where he stood out and became a leader. One faculty member, theatre professor Charles L. "Chuck" Hayes, encouraged him to do just that. Read more
Radford changes, a legacy continues
Radford University has changed much over the past century, but many legacies created in its history still shape campus today. Read more
Raising the Bar for Student Experiences
For lawyers, the road to the bar exam can be a long and arduous trip. Long days and nights spent studying reams of case law and working at fast-paced internships are prerequisites to becoming a licensed attorney. Read more
Leading the Charge
The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) is home to more than 2,000 students across eight departments. Alumni from across the college’s disciplines are passionate about helping these students succeed. The CHBS Advisory Board - a group of dedicated alumni and friends of the college – is on hand to assist with networking, fundraising and the promotion of the college’s successes. Read more
Science Programs Fan the Flames of Youngsters’ Imagination
The honor roll of corporate partners investing in Summer Bridge and Science Days, both College of Science and Technology (CSAT) key outreach initiatives, keeps growing. Read more
For Love of Family and Baseball
Philanthropic is an adjective describing someone who seeks to promote the welfare of others. There is no better way to describe the heart of Paul Sioros and his late wife Shirley. Read more
Balleins Believe in Student-Athletes’ Success
As senior intercollegiate athletic administrators and former athletes, Stephanie and John Ballein have a unique appreciation for the potential of the student-athlete experience. Read more
Scholarship Recipient Embodies Hard Work and Success
At Radford University, Hannah Gullickson, a senior chemistry major and biology minor from Evans, Georgia, has flourished. Read more
Opening Eyes to the Spirit of Giving
When your phone rings and the caller ID reads "Radford University," you can expect to speak with an enthusiastic student, such as Mac McMullen. Read more
Scholarships Aid Student Nurses in Providing Elder Care
Because of Richfield Living, Radford University nursing students will receive much needed financial assistance to finish their degrees. When they graduate, these students will make a significant difference in the lives of older adults. Read more.
Longtime Benefactor Makes Sound Investment in the Arts
For more than four decades, Johann Norstedt has been a key supporter of the arts at Radford University. Following his retirement, he knew he wanted to continue that support with a special scholarship. Read more.
Alumnus Creates Scholarship to Help Students Seize Opportunities
Marquett Smith ’85 knows the importance of a good education, and helping others achieve higher learning is a priority. Read more.
The Passion and Power of the Collective
The division that knits the campus together digitally and electronically to support the everyday functions of the university pulled together to create a scholarship for deserving students. Read more.
Honoring a Lasting Legacy
In 1911, Dr. John Preston McConnell, a Scott County native, was appointed the first president of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Radford, now known as Radford University. He was a tireless advocate for the education of women, and his tenure at Radford was marked by efforts to ensure equal access to information, courses and materials for female students. The university’s library is named in honor of Dr. McConnell. Read more.
Leaving the Door Open to Opportunity
To cap her distinguished career as a social scientist, professor and administrator, Carole Seyfrit, RU professor emerita of sociology, left the door open for Radford University students to follow in her footsteps. Read more.
Alumnus Believes in Life-Changing Support
A native of Forest, Virginia, Curtis Martin became the first in his family to graduate from college. Curtis attended Radford from 1988-1992, earning his B.B.A. in marketing. “RU provided the best fit for my personal and academic growth,” Martin says. “I felt that the professors were invested in my success and fostered a positive learning environment.” His fellow Highlanders also taught him how to appreciate different cultures and opinions, helping prepare him for his career in law. Read more.
To Honor Love
Mike and Marybeth Morsberger found more than classrooms and career ideas at Radford University — they found one another. Read more.
Planning to Make a Difference
Lisa Holland Ridpath, Radford University’s associate vice president for finance and administration, has strong ties and appreciation for the education and career opportunities she has received at RU. Recently, she decided to give back with a planned gift. Read more.
New Locker Rooms Make New Opportunities for Success
The men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms inside the Dedmon Center underwent substantial renovations prior to the beginning of the 2014-15 season. Read more.
Students Celebrate Their Biggest Fan
A coach’s dream is a team that does good things on and off the field together. Read more.