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The Newsletter for RU Alumni & Friends

Radford University Named "Best in Southeast"
for Third Consecutive Year

Princeton Review BadgeFor the third consecutive year, Radford University has been named one of the nation’s best colleges and universities in the Southeast by the Princeton Review. Read More>>

Governor McDonnell Announces Board Appointments
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell recently announced new appointments to the Radford University Board of Visitors. Read More>>

Scottish Rite Funds Radford University Autism Clinic
Scottish RiteCare ClinicEighteen children recently participated in the "Friendly Faces, Far Away Places" Autism Camp, part of an annual Radford University Summer RiteCare® Clinic made possible through the generosity of the Scottish Rite Foundation. Read More>>

RU FAMIS Outreach Project Lends a Helping Hand to Uninsured Kids
RU History BookVirginia’s Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) health program provides free and low cost comprehensive health coverage for uninsured children under the age of 19. Radford University’s FAMIS Outreach Project has been instrumental in increasing the number of eligible children enrolled in the commonwealth’s program. Read More>>

RU Offers Summer Bridge Program in Science, Technology and Math
A group of talented high school girls visited Radford University last week to learn about science, technology and math as part of the College of Science and Technology’s Summer Bridge program. Read More>>

A Commemorative History of RU’s First 100 Years
History Book CoverA new book commemorating RU’s Centennial is now available for purchase. Radford University: Celebrating the Century, Forging the Future can be purchased for $30 each through Dec. 31 and for $40 each beginning Jan. 1, 2011. Books will be delivered in April 2011. To reserve your copy, send an e-mail to


Elvir Berbic: From Refugee to a Masterís Degree
Dean’s Scholar Elvir Berbic has come a long way since he and his family were forced to flee their beloved yet war-torn homeland of Bosnia and Herzegovina fifteen years ago. Read More>>

Alumna Celebrates 99th Birthday at RU
Myra Lawrence Ď31 left the comfort of her California home recently to travel 2,200 miles to celebrate the centennial of her alma mater just as she was celebrating her 99th birthday. "I felt like I was home again," Lawrence said. Read more in the Ledger Dispatch of Jackson, Calif.

Alumnus Named Head Golf Coach at Marquette
Radford University alumnus and former Highlander golfer Steve Bailey has been named head golf coach at Marquette University. Photo provided by Northwestern Athletics Communications.
Upcoming Alumni Events

Saturday, August 28
Seattle, Washington Alumni & Friends Event
Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
Event contact and host: Jim Bove ‘96 at

September 17-19
NOVA RU Tri Sigma Reunion
More details TBA
Event Contact: Cherie Penaloza ‘95 at

Thursday, September 23
Roanoke Event
Featuring the College of Business and Economics
Event Contact: RU Alumni Relations at

September 30 – October 3
Radford College Golf Society
Event contact: Bonnie Hurlburt ’58 at

October 1-3
Welcome Back Reunion Weekend
Family Weekend
Black Alumni Weekend
Partners in Excellence Luncheon
Golf Outing
Soccer Tailgate and Game
CSAT Alumni Panels
Baseball, Lacrosse, Softball, and Greek Reunions
Highlanders Festival
Folk Arts Festival
Events throughout Radford University’s campus and the city of Radford
Event contact: RU Alumni Relations at

Monday, October 25
NOVA Golf Tournament
Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, Centreville, VA
Registration 11 a.m.; "Shotgun" start noon.
$150 per player (includes golf and dinner)
Event contact and host: Tom Hanton ‘90 at

Visit the Alumni Relations Web site for a complete events schedule.


RU Leads Big South on Conference's Presidential Honor Roll
For the second consecutive year, Radford University led all Big South institutions by placing 58.3 percent of its student-athletes on the Conference’s Presidential Honor Roll.

Kristen Shifflett Continues to Earn Recognition
RU softball standout Kristen Shifflett continues to earn recognition for her 2010 campaign. The junior shortstop has been named the 2009-10 Big South Conference Female Athlete of the Year, the conference office announced last week.

For more information on Highlander sports, visit RU Athletics.

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