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Radford Alumnae Celebrate Golden Reunion

RADFORD -- Radford alumnae from the Class of 1959 celebrated their Golden Reunion on campus this past weekend.

Classmates from what was then an all-female institution called Radford College gathered to share memories of their favorite faculty, road trips to Virginia Tech, Dr. M'Ledge Moffett’s training of proper ladies and the Radford band trip to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.

President Penelope W. Kyle welcomed the reunion participants to campus on Saturday with a luncheon and hosted a dinner later that day, where the group viewed a reflective DVD about the Class of 1959 and participated in a sing-along.

“The Golden Reunion is an occasion to reminisce about Radford’s history and discuss the role that alumni can play in Radford’s future,” Alumni Relations Director Laura Turk said. “This is particularly exciting as we approach the university’s Centennial. It also is wonderful fun to see friendships rekindled and hear the stories from their Radford experiences. We are so fortunate to have alumnae like the Class of 1959 interested in staying engaged with their alma mater.”

Golden Reunion

Members of the Radford Class of 1959 celebrated their Golden Reunion.
Front row:  Victoria Clark Harris, Anita Leavell Bilkins.
Second Row:  Anne Culton Lindell, Margaret Bailey Thornton, Anna Barger Crabtree, Benita Dickerson Lackey, Betty Grogan Cassady, Joan Seay Simpson, Bonnie Hurlburt
Third row:  Mary Stafford Myers, Jean Ross Matthews, Carole Kovacevich Blitva, Imogene Dye Colby, Jane Canada Whitesell.

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June 18, 2009
Contact: Chad Osborne (; 540-831-7761)

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