FEATURES

Features

Highlanders Rise Series

The Radford Family pushes through fear and frustration to pursue their hopes and dreams, even in trying times.

The Experience

Coaching the Game of Life

For men's baseball coach, Karl Kuhn, winning isn't limited to numbers on a scoreboard.

The Experience

A Cool Head in the Arctic

Conducting research on the frozen Arctic Ocean requires months of planning and a journey of more than 4,000 miles to the farthest northern point of the U.S. and our students did it. Again.

Features

The Big Time

After lots of practice - plus dream, determination, grit and nerves - the Radford University Singers perform at Carnegie Hall.

Up Front

Up Front Features

Up Front features quick stories and profiles of outstanding Radford University students and supporters as well as initiatives and programs.

Alumni

The Legacy Lives On

For one family, a fourth generation educator emerged from Radford University this spring.

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SNAP OPEN

A CLASS UNITED

The freshmen who gathered four years ago for their class photo could not have known the extraordinary challenges they would face. In this issue of The Magazine of Radford University, we honor their dedication, resourcefulness and ultimate success.
 

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The Class of 2020 from their 2016 class photo shoot.

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Highlander Family Tour

A LIFETIME OF HIGHLANDER LOVE

A chance encounter develops into a lifetime of Highlander love. The encounter was random, but the connection made outside the Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center between two students from Zimbabwe was life-changing.

That moment was significant: not only were Brian and Nicole Gwanzura about to meet for the first time as freshmen, but they were also finding a piece of home in each other from a world away.

Both of them were born and raised in Zimbabwe. At the time, the two of them were the only students on campus with roots there.

Read the full story about how Brian and Nicole's entire lives were shaped by their decison to attend Radford University.


 

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HIGHLANDER WISDOM SERIES

As the nation adjusted to the impacts of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020, the Radford family, like many other families, relied on a new way of communicating — via Zoom.

Alumni and supporters offered their time and talent to present webinars in a new series created by Alumni Relations called the Highlander Wisdom Series.

The participants presented on a wealth of subjects — yoga and golf, healthcare and business, education and art, just to name a few.

“This has allowed us to continue to reach our alumni in new ways and engage alumni who haven’t been able to participate, due to physical distance, in new and different things,” said Executive Director of Alumni Relations Laura Turk ’87, M.S. ’90.

Read more about the series and how the Radford family perseveres.

 

SNAP BACK

MOVING FORWARD WITH RESILIENCE AND HOPE

As students, they supported a war effort at home and dealt with the effects of a global pandeminc on campus. As graduates, the Class of 1920 looked to a brighter future.
 

Wilma Paris’ diploma from the Class of 1948 at Radford College.

The Class of 1920

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WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

Let us know what you think of the stories and photos you find in The Magazine of Radford University. The magazine staff welcomes readers' comments. Send submissions to cscaggs3@radford.edu or The Magazine of Radford University, P.O. Box 6916, Radford University, Radford, VA, 24142.

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