Employee Spotlight 2023

February

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Michael Clark
Ripplemead, VA
Roofer/Mason Foreman
6 years of dedicated service

What is your favorite thing about working at Radford University? The work I do and the people I work with.

What is one thing on your bucket list? I really don't have one, I already do the things i enjoy.

What do you do for fun? Spend time with family and friends, hunt, fish, kayaking, anything outdoors, and working with my hands.

If given the chance, who would you like to be for a day? No one.

What would you describe as the most important personal  attributes or strength that you bring to your job?  I'm outgoing, friendly, and have an ambition to succeed. I like to learn and up for a challenge.

What advice would you offer to other employees at Radford University? Breathe, let things go. Tomorrow's not a guarantee.

January

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Connie A. Phillips
Radford, VA
Budget Manager, Office of Budget and Financial Planning
29 years of dedicated service

What is your favorite thing about working at Radford University? I enjoy working with the various people on campus and finding workable solutions whenever possible.

What is one thing on your bucket list? I want to travel internationally.

What do you do for fun? I enjoy socializing with family and friends, singing, reading, working puzzles, trying new recipes and traveling.

If given the chance, who would you like to be for a day? I would like to meet Mesu Andrews. She is one of my favorite historical fiction authors. I would like to know how she studies and develops her characters in order to expand the detailed background stories.

What would you describe as the most important personal  attributes or strength that you bring to your job? I think my most important personal attributes and strengths are honesty, a willingness to learn and initiate new things, having a positive attitude, being approachable and being dedicated to the university.

What advice would you offer to other employees at Radford University? I would advise other employees at the university to strive to gain new skills and knowledge about their work whenever possible. Never stop learning. Gain an understanding of how your job helps to fulfill the university's overall mission. Stay positive. And finally, I would encourage employees to find time to enjoy the things that the university has to offer you. Enjoy your career at the university - it's a great place to work!