Graduate Student Interviews

This forum is a way for the Graduate College to celebrate our outstanding graduate students. Throughout the school year faculty from each graduate department are asked to nominate a student in their program as the Featured Graduate Student of the Month.  We aim to highlight students from various programs during the year to see how they have contributed to the program and college as a whole. 

  1. Creating Art with a Scientific Perspective »

    5/1/2018

    Langley Anderson was in and out of art galleries while growing up. Born in New Orleans, she enjoyed meandering the eclectic city and believes her time in the galleries had a great influence on her art. She has an intense desire to be a professional artist and her passion is palpable. During her time at Radford University, Anderson said her greatest accomplishment is her art. “It is rewarding to see the work come to fruition. It is fun, creative expression. I get to show people stuff that I love,” she said.

     

  2. Drawing Motivation From Youthful Healthcare Experiences »

    4/2/2018

    From the beginning, Misty Queen knew her purpose in life was to serve and provide for those in the New River Valley who needed her help the most. “Being from a rural area while I was growing up, healthcare was difficult to access. My parents never graduated from high school, so my family did not make a lot of money.” She described being sick when she was younger and going to doctors, but not being seen because her family did not have the money. “We were turned away,” she said. These childhood experiences fueled a strong desire within her to ensure healthcare becomes accessible for those who most need it, no matter their ability to pay.

  3. Representing Radford Among International Literary Scholars  »

    3/1/2018

    Michelle Williams cites Radford’s English faculty as having been highly influential on her educational and future professional choices. In particular, Dr. Jolanta Wawrzycka, an internationally-known Joycean scholar, helped with her writing process and has encouraged her to form connections and network so she has opportunities and a career path after her May 2018 graduation. “I didn’t think I could do it and she helped me make it happen and I have conference fever now. I want to go everywhere!” she said. Other professors have noted Williams’ progress with pride; graduate program coordinator Dr. Amanda Kellogg nominated her as March’s Graduate Student of the Month.

  4. Balancing Educational Fervor with Fatherhood »

    2/1/2018

    Brent Warner is only one semester away from graduating with his Master of Science degree in education. Before his expected graduation date in May 2018, he will take a comprehensive exam and give his oral defense. His department, and specifically graduate program coordinator Dr. Wendy Eckenrod-Green, nominated him as Radford University’s February 2018 Graduate Student of the Month.

     

  5. Enriching Lives Through Physical Therapy »

    10/19/2017

    Cody Bailey is working towards his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and will be graduating in the spring of 2018. His department nominated him as Radford University's October 2017 Featured Graduate Student of the Month.

  6. The Beauty of Design Thinking »

    4/4/2017

    Diana Scates is working towards her MFA in Design Thinking and will be graduating in the summer of 2017. Her department nominated her as Radford University's April 2017 Featured Graduate Student of the Month.

  7. A Passion for the Special Needs Community »

    3/1/2017

    Dawn Martin Oster is working towards her M.S. in Special Education and will be graduating in the spring of 2017. Her department nominated her as Radford University's March 2017 Featured Graduate Student of the Month.

  8. The Cathartic Experience of Music »

    2/1/2017

    Jennifer Christy is working towards her M.S. in Music Therapy and will be graduating in the spring of 2017. Her department nominated her as Radford University's February 2017 Featured Graduate Student of the Month.

  9. A Helping Hand for Veterans »

    12/13/2016

    Juwell McClendon is working towards her M.S.W in Social Work and will be graduating in the spring of 2017. Her department nominated her as Radford University's December 2016 Featured Graduate Student of the Month.

  10. A Lifelong Interest in Criminal Justice »

    11/16/2016

    Ashley Hobbs is working towards her M.A. in Criminal Justice and will be graduating in the spring of 2017. Her department nominated her as Radford University's November 2016 Featured Graduate Student of the Month.