Employee Spotlight 2022

May

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Timothy Cundiff
Blacksburg, VA
Asst. Director, Project Mgmt. & Special Events
3 years of dedicated service

What is your favorite thing about working at Radford University? The People. I have yet to meet or work with someone who didn't have a smile on their face. Working with such kind and uplifting people make being at Radford University very fulfilling.

What is one thing on your bucket list? I would love to back country camp across the Grand Canyon and the Badlands. I have plenty of items on "the list" but ultimately to see and enjoy the natural beauty of this part of the United States is a must do before I'm done here.

What do you do for fun? Besides being with my wife and children/grandchildren, I enjoy anything outdoors. Overlanding, camping, kayaking and any type of water sport are always great fun. 

If given the chance, who would you like to be for a day? I can't imagine being anyone else. My approach to everything, be it personal, professional or spiritual is as an adventure and a learning experience. I try to learn, embrace and emulate positive strengths, traits and wisdom from others and end each day knowing I did my best at whatever task, situation or work/life event I faced. I feel very fulfilled in both my personal and professional lives and really wouldn't trade that with anyone, even for a day. 

What would you describe as the most important personal  attributes or strength that you bring to your job? Energy and enthusiasm are my most important personal attributes. My creativity and desire to serve along with my life learned knowledge, skills, bumps and bruises all lend themselves to my desire and ability to assist others in being as successful at their jobs/tasks/duties as possible.

What advice would you offer to other employees at Radford University? Stay positive. Be flexible. Smile. We are all in this together!

April

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Damien Allen
Ashburn, VA
Associate Director, Institutional Research
15 years of dedicated service

What is your favorite thing about working at Radford University? I've always appreciated that the institution is right-sized for how I like to work cooperatively with others across many offices. It's small enough that I get to do a little bit of everything while being big enough I don't have to do everything.

What is one thing on your bucket list? I'd like to be able to visit many places around the world and spend a lot time in  different places.

What do you do for fun? I've starting playing mahjong last year year and am continuously trying to learn and improve. I try to play for an hour each evening if I'm able.

If given the chance, who would you like to be for a day? Sir Anthony Hopkins

What would you describe as the most important personal  attributes or strength that you bring to your job? My work benefits when I'm able to see individual pieces fit together working into a system and how things function as a whole. Being aware of all the moving parts of running a university helps brings understanding and awareness of patterns in the noise.

What advice would you offer to other employees at Radford University? Take some time and appreciate the plants and wildlife living and growing on our 211 acre campus. The Riverwalk trail from the Dedmon Center down to Bisset Park is a great place to beat the summer heat.

March

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Avraham Boruchowitz
Salem, VA
Director, EHS
9 years of dedicated service

What is your favorite thing about working at Radford University? I enjoy the opportunity to support and serve the students, faculty, and staff, doing my part to ensure everyone’s safety.

What is one thing on your bucket list? To create a bucket list.

What do you do for fun? I enjoy spending time with my family, especially time outdoors hiking, kayaking/canoeing, and biking.

If given the chance, who would you like to be for a day? If given that chance…me. Every day is a gift and I’m grateful for each one.

What would you describe as the most important personal  attributes or strength that you bring to your job? A passion for what I do, communicating well, a determination to help, and a customer service focus.

What advice would you offer to other employees at Radford University?  “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis

February

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Donnie Wimmer
Salem, VA
Information Security Officer
6 months of dedicated service

What is your favorite thing about working at Radford University? Being a part of the Information Technology Services team,  learning about new and emerging technologies, and implementing technological solutions that support the university’s mission.   

What is one thing on your bucket list? Would like to travel the route of Lewis and Clark during their exploration of the western United States.  

What do you do for fun? Spending time outdoors with my family.  

If given the chance, who would you like to be for a day? Elon Musk.

What would you describe as the most important personal  attributes or strength that you bring to your job? Different views and perspectives regarding IT Security..

What advice would you offer to other employees at Radford University? Radford University offers employees excellent opportunities to grow, both personally and professionally.  Take advantage of these opportunities as they arise, challenge yourself, learn from your mistakes, and inspire your teammates.      

January

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Vincent Moore
Radford, VA
AUX. Maintenance Technician
2 years of dedicated service

    What is your favorite thing about working at Radford University? I like being around the people, and learning new things.

    What is one thing on your bucket list? To go to Hawaii.

    What do you do for fun? I like to produce and play music.

    If given the chance, who would you like to be for a day? Zaytoven, a music producer.

    What would you describe as the most important personal  attributes or strength that you bring to your job? Being a hard worker, willingness to help others.

    What advice would you offer to other employees at Radford University? Stay focused on your goals, and learn as much as you can so that whatever you do, you give it 100 percent.