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News and Events
This week in Highlanders in the News: Bidding farewell to Radford Highlanders men’s basketball star Cameron “Cam” Jones ’16; Chakita Patterson, M.S.W. ’15, walks the walk and talks the talk in Nashville, Tennessee; and Egan Green, Ph.D., chair of Radford’s Department of Criminal Justice, provides insight for a community more than 2,000 miles to the west.
Students in Radford University Carilion’s Department of Physician Assistant Studies are given the opportunity to volunteer for the bi-annual Point in Time Survey, gathering data on the homeless population in Roanoke. The activity helps the students develop their kindness, compassion and empathy—traits they will carry into their professional lives as healthcare providers.
In November, Alan Forrest, Ed.D., a professor in the Department of Counselor Education, invited two local authors to his class on grief and bereavement. The writers, Colleen Redman and Katherine Chantal, read their work – pieces largely about loss – then asked the audience to share their own similar reflections.
Brian Kitts will be among the first cohort of 20 students to graduate from Radford University with a doctorate of education degree.
Radford University will celebrate winter commencement with two ceremonies at the Dedmon Center, 101 University Dr., on Dec. 9 and 10. The ceremonies include students from Radford main campus and Radford University Carilion.
Over the past few months, students and faculty in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program at Radford University Carilion have organized and participated in adaptive activities designed to help broaden access to recreation opportunities in the region. The activities have been transformative for the participants, giving them the chance to experience water sports in new ways by increasing their independence and broadening their worlds.
Radford University’s Master of Science in Strategic Communication program is now being offered at higher education centers in Abingdon, Martinsville and South Boston.
Radford University officially inaugurated Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D., as the eighth president in the 112-year history of the institution during a warm ceremony on a chilly Friday morning, Sept. 30, 2022 on the McConnell Library lawn.
Every summer for the last few years, the occupational therapy labs on the main campus in Radford and at Radford University Carilion in Roanoke echo with the sound of children’s giggles, playful screams and excited chatter during free summer camps held for kids ages 3-6. Both the children and the occupational therapy students who run them benefit from the experience.
Peri S. Braxton-Sears ‘22, a graduate of the Master of Healthcare Administration program at Radford University Carilion, says you are your greatest barrier, if you allow it. Her inspirational story about earning her master's degree and using it to develop a thriving career just might make you think twice about making the leap in your own post-grad educational journey.