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.

Wendy Higgins M.S. ’04

“Radford University – the very land that it's on – always felt magical to me,” says USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins M.S. ’04. “The mountains and vast wildness.”

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Jon Steinberg ’93

“My time at Radford University, it was more than just fun,” says Jon Steinberg ’93, senior director of basketball communications with the Atlanta Hawks. “It laid the foundation of who I am today. I became a much more well-rounded person.”

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Marty Smith '98

“I’m fortunate to have gone to Radford University. It gave me humility, direction, friendship, fellowship," says ESPN reporter Marty Smith '98.

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Jay Bienlien ’90

“If you look back – your four years goes by quickly, but it’s so critical to make sure that you maximize the opportunities in those four years,” says US Army Brigadier General Jay Bienlien ’90.

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David Betancourt ’02

“Radford helped show me my strengths and how to pursue them academically and professionally,” says David Betancourt ’02, staff writer for The Washington Post.

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Haley Young '08

Coming from a family with numerous Radford University alumni, and believing that Radford’s theater program was a “magical fit” for her, Haley Young ’08 knew “there was no other choice” when it came to where she would attend college.

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Michael Galliher ’07

“My education at Radford University has benefited me tremendously throughout both my professional life and personal life,” says Michael Galliher ’07.

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Bryant Burnheimer ’09

“I was confident coming out of Radford University with a wide range of experiences that allowed me to wear different hats early on in my career,” says Bryant Burnheimer ’09.

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Lavina Harless ’98, MSW ’00

“Being at Radford was the best time of my life,” says Lavina Harless ’98, MSW ’00, Director of Examination Development at the Association of Social Work Boards.

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Darren Durlach ’04

“What we try to do is capture the human experience,” says Darren Durlach ’04, a film and television director and co-founder of Early Light Media (ELM), a Baltimore-based video production studio.

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