Alumni Spotlight

Learn more about Radford University alumni - where they are now, what they are accomplishing, and why their connection to Radford University is important to them.

Scott Anderson '07

“A personal goal that I have for myself is to do something big and change the world,” said Scott Anderson ’07. Anderson and his business partners began a start-up their senior year of college that is now a technology company known as OHAVA. 

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“I learned how to be a leader at Radford,” says Nancy Finch ’60 who, after a career in journalism and public relations that spanned five decades, now serves on a division of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.

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Karen Bullard '88

“Radford University gave me the confidence and drive to pursue my passions, and the skills to realize them,” says Karen Bullard ’88, founder of Sugar Nest, an online boutique featuring a curated collection of home décor and gift items.

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John King '91

“It doesn’t matter what year you graduate, what major you decide to pursue or what it is you get involved in, the experience that students have at Radford University is life changing,” said John King ’91, MBA ’93.

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Patricia Gainer '14

For Patricia Gainer ’14, a Department of Design alumna, her Thanksgiving began at 2:30 a.m. Gainer worked as a dresser at this year’s parade.

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Lee Clark '85

Lee Clark ’85 has a passion for facilitating others to come together to make a difference.

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Shyla Vesitis '96

“To carve my own path,” says Shyla Vesitis ’96 when asked about what she learned during her time at Radford University. “And to not be afraid to take risks.”

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When Jessica Maples ’01 came to Radford University she had one goal in mind, to become an interior designer.

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George Kite '03

“What got me in the door were my work ethic and my experience from Radford University,” says Chief Financial Officer at Call Federal Credit Union, George Kite III ’03.

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“Radford was truly some of the best years of my life. I learned so much about myself during those years, which I feel has led to my successes,” says Sandy Lutton 93'. 

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“Radford University was a game changer in my life. I was at a fork in the road -- by deciding to turn down Tyler Ave, I knew my life was about to change,” said Shay Carson Onorio ’99.

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