2016 Presidential Media Gallery

Winter Commencement


Dec. 17, 2016

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At the 2016 Winter Commencement ceremonies, President Hemphill conferred degrees for Radford University's undergraduate students.

Video: Afternoon Winter Commencement Live Stream

Dec. 17, 2016

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Watch the live stream from the afternoon Winter Commencement Ceremony. Includes the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Video: Morning Winter Commencement Live Stream

Dec. 17, 2016

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Watch the live stream from the morning Winter Commencement Ceremony. Includes the College of Business and Economics, the College of Education and Human Development, the Waldron College of Health and Human Services and the College of Science and Technology.

Graduate Commencement and Hooding Ceremony

Dec. 16, 2016

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At the College of Graduate Studies and Research Commencement and Hooding Ceremony, master's and doctoral students were honored by President Hemphill and Radford University faculty.

NRV Economic Development Alliance Quarterly Luncheon

Dec. 14, 2016

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President Hemphill presented at the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance Quarterly Luncheon.

Holiday Party at the Governor Tyler House

Dec. 9, 2016

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President Hemphill and his wife, Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, hosted a Holiday Party for the Radford community at their home, the Governor Tyler House.

2016 Holiday Gathering


Dec. 9, 2016

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President Hemphill attended Radford University's campus-wide holiday gathering for all faculty, staff and students.

Video Recap: The Inauguration of President Hemphill

Oct. 13, 2016

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Watch the highlights from President Hemphill's inauguration ceremony held Oct. 13, 2016 on the Moffett lawn.

President Hemphill's Inauguration Ceremony

Oct. 13, 2016

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Nearly 3,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and representatives from sister educational institutions and community leaders were on hand for the investiture ceremony at which Hemphill officially became Radford University’s seventh president.

Radford Gives Back Food Drive

Oct. 10-11, 2016

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The Radford University campus collected more than 14,000 food items for the Radford Gives Back food drive, an Inaugural event.

Highlander Kids Fest at the Dedmon Center

Oct. 9, 2016

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Catalina and Cruz Hemphill, children of President and First Lady Hemphill, hosted the Highlander Kids Fest for Radford University parents and their children, grandchildren and loved ones as part of the Inaugural events.

Open House at the Governor Tyler House

Oct. 6, 2016

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The first of many Inaugural events, President Hemphill and his wife, Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, hosted an Open House for the Radford community at their home, the Governor Tyler House.

President Hemphill Alumni Tour of Chapel Hill, NC; Charlotte, NC; and Georgia

Sept. 22, 28, & 29, 2016

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President Hemphill recently resumed his alumni tour stopping in Chapel Hill, NC at the home of John '81 and Sharie Montgomery, then Charlotte, NC at the home of Dale S. ’85, M.S. ’86 and Barbara T. Ardizzone, and finally he stopped in Dunwoody, Georgia to greet alumni.

CHBS Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sept. 16, 2016

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President Hemphill has the honor of cutting the ribbon at the CHBS building opening ceremony.

President Hemphill hosts a reception for honor students

Sept. 15, 2016

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President Hemphill hosted a reception on Sept. 15, 2016 recognizing Radford University's Honor Students at the Gov. Tyler House.

President Hemphill holds reception for new faculty

Sept. 14, 2016

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President Hemphill and his wife, Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, welcomed new faculty members to the Gov. Tyler House at reception on Sept. 14, 2016.

President Hemphill hosts reception honoring retired faculty

Sept. 13, 2016

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President Hemphill and his wife, Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, greet retired faculty members at a reception in their honor on Sept. 13, 2016 at the Gov. Tyler House.

President Hemphill greets students at Club Fair 2016

Sept. 2, 2016

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President Hemphill met with students from a variety of clubs and interests on Sept. 2, 2016 during Club Fair held on the Moffett Lawn.

President Hemphill begins the academic year at New Student Convocation

Aug. 28, 2016

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The class of 2020 joined President Hemphill in Bondurant Auditorium for his first New Student Convocation since becoming Radford University’s President on July 1.

President Hemphill welcomes faculty and staff at Fall Convocation

Aug. 25, 2016

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The Radford University community joined President Hemphill in Bondurant Auditorium for his first Fall Convocation since becoming Radford University’s President on July 1.

President Hemphill greets students during move-in

Aug. 25-27, 2016

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President Hemphill met with new and returning students during move-in 2016.

President Hemphill hosts open forums with employees

July 22, 2016

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President Hemphill hosted an open forum for university faculty and staff on Friday, July 22, 2016 in the Bonnie Auditorium.

President Hemphill's Alumni Tour of Virginia

July 13, 14 & 19, 2016
Aug. 11 & 14, 2016

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President Hemphill recently met with alumni from Northern Virginia, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Roanoke and the New River Valley as part of his alumni tour of Virginia.

President Hemphill at Quest

July 5-7, 2016

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Throughout Quest and Transfer Quest, Radford University's new student orientation program, President Hemphill met with incoming students.

President Hemphill's first week in office

July 1-8, 2016

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Throughout his first week in office, President Hemphill has engaged many within the Highlander family, including students, faculty, staff, Governor’s school students, prospective students and families.

Radford University's 7th President

July 1, 2016

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Dr. Brian O. Hemphill Radford University's 7th President

Welcome Dr. Hemphill and family

Jan. 21, 2016

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Dr. Brian O. Hemphill visited Radford University on January 21, 2016 to greet faculty, staff and students. An official welcoming ceremony was held in Bondurant Auditorium.