2019 Presidential Media Gallery
Venture Lab Opens
Radford University officially opened its new home for student entrepreneurship, the Venture Lab, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Kyle Hall. The lab is a space for would-be student entrepreneurs, from any discipline, to develop and test business concepts and construct a bridge that will connect developed ideas of value to the first sale of their product or service.
Highlander Discovery Institute
The Inaugural Highlander Discovery Institute event brought meaningful, thought-provoking discussion to campus and featured three renowned individuals: Katie Couric, Donna Brazile, and Ana Navarro.
Business Leaders Reception
While taking in the full hospitality of Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., and First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D., leaders from around the local business community gathered at the Governor Tyler House for an evening of networking, conversation and food, while discussing the University’s continued progress and bright future.
All Student Cookout
President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. and First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D., hosted a cookout to welcome back all Radford University students at the Governor Tyler House.
Fall Club Fair 2019 drew a large crowd of Highlanders together to enjoy carnival rides, entertainment, student performances, music and more than 250 clubs and organizations.
All Faculty Reception
Radford University and Radford University Carilion faculty celebrated the beginning of a new academic year at the Governor Tyler House during a reception hosted by President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph. D., and First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D.
Main Campus New Student Convocation
New Student Convocation marks the official start to the academic year. Welcome to the Class of 2023!
Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. and First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D. hosted a cookout at the Governor Tyler House to commend the merger planning team members who tirelessly made the merger a reality.
RUC Media Event
August 23 was made increasingly special by a proclamation from the City of Roanoke declaring the day as ‘Radford University Carilion Day’ within the Star City.
RUC New Student Convocation
The inaugural Radford University Carilion convocation and new student orientation were held at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Virginia signifying the start of a new academic year.
Karl Kuhn Named Sixth Head Baseball Coach
President Hemphill and Director of Athletics Robert Lineburg welcome Radford University's sixth head baseball coach to the Highlander Family.
New Faculty Reception
Radford University’s newest faculty members received a presidential welcome at the Governor Tyler house hosted by President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., and Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D., before the 2019-2020 academic year began.
Waldron College of Health and Human Services Meeting
President Brian. O Hemphill, Ph.D. welcomed the start of the new academic year with the Waldron College of Health and Human Services.
Highlander Family Tour: Centreville
At the eighth and final stop of the Highlander Family Tour, the Radford Family gathered at Centreville's Bull Run Winery. Sharing a vision for how to advance the University across the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond is what President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. revealed to the crowd in attendance. He was joined by his wife, First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D. and Radford University leadership.
Highlander Family Tour: Richmond
During the seventh stop on the Highlander Family Tour, members of the Radford Family met with Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., joined by First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D., who briefed the crowd on exciting and unparalleled ventures students will soon experience.
Highlander Family Tour: Virginia Beach
The Radford Family had the opportunity to personally meet educational leaders including President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., who was joined by First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D. during the sixth stop on the Highlander Family Tour held at The Cavalier.
Highlander Family Tour: Roanoke
Radford University family and friends had a bird’s-eye view of Roanoke, Va. from The Penthouse at Center in the Square during the fifth Highlander Family Tour event June 11, 2019. Alumni and supporters met with President Hemphill who spoke about an exciting new era for Radford University.
Highlander Family Tour: Charlotte
Radford University alumni, supporters and friends met for the fourth stop of the Highlander Family Tour held at the Home of Krista Bokhari '03 and Tariq Bokhari '03 in Charlotte, N.C. on May 16, 2019. The tour brings the Highlander spirit to the Radford family in eight cities from Atlanta to Northern Virginia.
Highlander Family Tour: Atlanta
Radford University alumni, supporters and friends met for the third stop of the Highlander Family Tour held at Maggiano’s at Perimeter in Atlanta, G.A. on May 15, 2019. The tour brings the Highlander spirit to the Radford family in eight cities from Atlanta to Northern Virginia.
2019 Spring Commencement
Highlander pride was on full display during Radford University’s Spring 2019 Commencement Weekend. Eleven ceremonies, held May 10-11, recognized the outstanding achievements of approximately 1,900 undergraduate and graduate students, representing 28 states and 22 countries.
Board of Visitors Student Poster Presentations
Between committee meetings, Board of Visitors members had a chance to talk one-on-one with students about research projects they have been involved with throughout the year.
2019 Spring Board of Visitors Meeting
The Board of Visitors held its quarterly meeting May 10, 2019.
2019 Athletics Commencement
Radford University conferred degrees on nine undergraduate student athletes at its 2019 Athletics Commencement ceremony.
Dr. Shalini Perumpral Honored for her service and generosity to Radford University
The Davis College of Business and Economics honored retired professor Shalini Perumpral for her service and generosity to Radford University with a reception on April 26. She was a leader in her field and the founding advisor for Beta Gamma Sigma, which recognized her as “Professor of the Year” in 2007. Dr. Perumpral and her family have established a scholarship for students in the Davis College, and a classroom located on Kyle Hall’s second floor was named in her honor.
Highlander Family Tour: Raleigh
Radford University alumni, supporters, and friends met for the second stop of the Highlander Family Tour held at the City Club in downtown Raleigh, N.C.
Halfway There Celebration
The Halfway There Celebration is a university tradition that celebrates sophomore students as they approach the halfway mark to commencement.
Celebration of Giving
Radford University recognized and celebrated a large, distinguished community of generous supporters, friends, alumni, faculty and staff during the Celebration of Giving.
NRCC Guaranteed Transfer Agreement
Radford University and New River Community College (NRCC) joined together on NRCC’s Dublin campus to sign a Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement.
Highlander Family Tour: Bristol
President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. and First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D. kicked off the Highlander Family Tour at The Olde Farm located in Bristol, Virginia.
Rotary Club Meeting
President Hemphill was honored to serve as the keynote speaker at the March 20 Radford Rotary Club meeting.
2019 Women's Big South Championship Game
President Hemphill and the Highlander nation cheered on the women's basketball team during the 2019 Big South Championship game.
2019 Men's Big South Championship Game
President Hemphill and his family along with much of the Highlander nation cheered on the Men's Basketball team during the 2019 Big South Championship Game.
Alumni Winter Celebration
The 2019 Alumni Winter Celebration was an opportunity for alumni to network with fellow Highlanders on campus.
Alumni Volunteer Summit
The Alumni Volunteer Summit was a part of the Alumni Winter Celebration and allows alumni to learn about opportunities to become more involved in the success of their alma mater.
Davis College Honors Jeff and Harriet Price
Davis College of Business and Economics honored the many contributions of alumnus Jeff Price ’86 and his wife Harriet with a reception on Feb. 8. At the ceremony, Dean Bhadury announced the dean’s suite, located on Kyle Hall’s third floor, has been named for the couple.
The inaugural Retention Summit was held Jan. 17, 2019 in the Davis College featuring breakout sessions including students, faculty, and staff to brainstorm and engage in thoughtful discussion.