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.

Josh Carroll ’17

When asked what he remembered the most about his Radford University experience, Josh Carroll ’17 laughed.

“I remember working on homework late into the night inside the planetarium,” he says. “Saturn is projected onto the dome and I’m sitting in there working on quantum mechanics."

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Brian Eagon ’90

A financial advisor for Morgan Stanley in the Pittsburgh area for nearly 20 years, Brian Eagon ’90 always had a love for business. It wasn’t until he attended Radford University that he decided to turn that love into a career.

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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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