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.
“It was amazing,” says Burnheimer of his time as a Highlander. “It was the best four years of my life in terms of learning, meeting friends and building a network, and I was always surrounded by a great tight-knit community,” he adds.
Burnheimer currently works as an implementation project manager for Higher Logic, a Washington, D.C.-based software company. “The job allows me to work with clients to implement and configure our software to meet the needs of the end users,” he explains.
“My ability to interact with clients at all levels of an organization comes from the experiences I gained by being involved in different activities while at Radford University,” Burnheimer continues. He was a member of a variety of student leaderships groups, including serving as Student Government Association representative and working as a resident assistant, among other roles.
“I spent quite a lot of time working with former Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of Student Activities Ken Bonk, former Assistant Dean of Students David Horton, and former Assistant Director of Student Activities John Leonard, planning student activities, sitting on leadership committees, and figuring out how to make the Radford University student experience even better,” said Burnheimer.
Burnheimer also served as an intern with Radford Athletics, an internship that he says “provided the resources and guidance for me to help introduce the original ‘Dread the Red’ fan t-shirts during a season which ultimately culminated in a Men's Basketball Big South Championship win and a spot in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.”
Today, Burnheimer is not only doing what he loves, but he is gaining life-changing experiences in the process. Working with Remote Year, a company that facilitates travel and accommodations for people working or interested in working remotely, Burnheimer has had the opportunity to work abroad in 12 different countries.
He urges students to get more involved and “take advantage of the plentiful amount of opportunities that are available to students.”
He continues, “Radford was a very special place for me and words cannot describe how unique and picturesque the community really is, nestled down there in the Blue Ridge Mountains.”