Michael Alford: From Qatar to the Classroom

Michael is a Veteran soon to graduate with a degree in Anthropological Sciences.


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  1. Highlanders in the News: Week of March 6 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Women’s basketball guard Ashlyn Traylor hits some Big South highs and welcomes the sight of a familiar, familial face; also Eminent Professor of Anthropological Sciences Donna Boyd, Ph.D., and senior anthropological sciences major Tori Pate, unveiled some research on a dark topic in the sunny climes of Florida.

  2. Radford group mingles with fellow scientists at AGU meeting »


    Four Radford University students and one recent graduate were accepted to present their research at the prestigious American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference where more than 25,000 scientists representing 100-plus countries – and all seven continents – attend the meeting to share their research and network.

  3. Students Share Highlander Spirit in Richmond on Advocacy Day »


    A tradition that is in its 23rd year, Advocacy Day allows students to share the importance of their state-supported education with General Assembly members, and to ask elected representatives to consider voting for legislation that would benefit the university.

  4. BOV learns of faculty initiatives to boost student recruitment and retention »


    The Radford University Board of Visitors heard from university deans about their plans to better utilize faculty throughout their colleges to optimize student engagement, recruitment and retention at a special meeting on Jan. 25, 2023.

  5. Highlanders in the News: Week of Jan. 23 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Two student veterans, President Danilowicz and Radford’s Military Resource Center all get their close-ups on a popular Lifetime television program; Ronald Gunn ’82 is recognized as a Virginia healthcare leader; and Kayla Burd Trujillo, B.B.A. ’15, vaults into her high school’s hall of fame.

  6. Middle schoolers discover Radford magic on Science Day »


    A large group of curious sixth graders from Chestnut Grove Middle School in King, North Carolina, traveled nearly 100 miles to visit Radford University’s Center for the Sciences on Jan. 11, 2023. They explored and learned from Radford faculty and students about astronomy, botany, chemistry, physics and even some science involving zombies. 

  7. Alumnus graces pages of popular clothing catalog »


    Joey Crosby ’18 majored in geospatial science at Radford, serves the people of Connecticut as a constituent engagement coordinator and recently modeled for a Vineyard Vines catalog along with his partner, Chris, and their black lab, Georgia.

  8. Highlanders in the News: Week of Dec. 5 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Geology professors Skip Watts and Beth McClellan help local news plumb the depths of Mountain Lake; Marty Smith ’98 has Heisman-centric plans this weekend; Kwabena Osei-Sarpong ’05 helps take care of business; and Amherst County taps longtime firefighter Brad Beam ’21 as its new director of public safety.

  9. Winter Commencement 2022: Undergrad researcher ready for her next chapter »


    Gabi Richards has a passion for the outdoor environment, and it shows. From getting her feet wet in research by walking local streams in search of microscopic bugs to traveling to North America’s northernmost city to collect core ice samples in minus-20 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures, Richards has made the most of her brief time at Radford.

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