Alumni Spotlights

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Alan Desmond ’79, M.S. ’81

Alan Desmond ’79, M.S. ’81, knew he wanted to pursue a career in audiology after taking just one class at Radford University. Desmond transferred to Radford as a junior from a local...

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Alex ’10 and Amber Wirt ’10

Alex ’10 and Amber Wirt ’10 did not follow the same path to Radford University, but they ended up together in an unexpected way: married, and as they describe it, caring for and serving...

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Priya Ramesh M.S. ’03

Priya Ramesh, M.S. ’03 was a journalist in India before making her way to Radford University to pursue a career in corporate communications. Ramesh initially entered the working world after...

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Cameron Cane '03

At a young age, Cameron Cane ’03 learned that anything worth doing would require hard work. As the president and CEO of Deutsche, he has lived by that lesson. Cane transferred to Radford...

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Mallorie Parsons '16

Mallorie Parsons ’16 grew up with an affinity for the ocean and the animals that call it home. Originally an aspiring marine biologist, Parsons made her way from her native Delaware to...

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Jim Wood, M.A. '12

Jim Wood, M.A. ’12 took his own advice and embraced the opportunities that he was presented. He went for his “biggest, most insane goal.” Jim Wood and his brother Jeff grew up as competitive swimmers. They were...

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Ben Carlin '12

Five years ago, a YouTube video made by brothers Ben ’12 and Jonathan “J” Carlin became a viral phenomenon. In modern parlance, they “broke the internet.” The video, titled “The Pixar Theory,” expounded upon...

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Laurie Shelby '83

Laurie Shelby ’83 is blending empathy with science in a world of rigorous standards, technology and environmental safety. As the Vice President of Environmental, Health, and Safety at Tesla, Inc., she’s...