Congratulations to David Betancourt '02 - "Marvelous!"

‘Marvel’-ous memories

Last week marked two decades since a pair of momentous occasions shook up the life of David Betancourt ’02 almost as fast as a radioactive spider bite.

The first was that he graduated from Radford University.

The second? He went to see the 2002 blockbuster “Spider-Man,” in which mild-mannered student Peter Parker is transformed into the web-slinging, wall-crawling Marvel Comics hero after he’s chomped upon by an irradiated arachnid.

“I was supposed to be a sports writer. But then ‘Spider-Man’ happened,” Betancourt recently wrote of the film. “I walked out not only convinced that I’d seen one of the greatest contributions to comic book culture, but also with a determination to somehow one day be a part of it.”

Read More about David here:  "Marvel"-ous' Memories

May 26, 2022
School of Communication