Highlanders Rise Series

Highlanders Rise Series
Video feature: Watch a moving message from President Hemphill.

When the Radford family was faced with the challenges of COVID-19, we knew we needed to come together to support, encourage, collaborate, listen and RISE!

Through the #HighlandersRise initiative, we have spotlighted how Radford University students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members have pushed through fear and frustration to pursue their hopes and dreams, even in trying times.

We know our resiliency sustains us, and our responsiveness empowers us. We are so proud of how the entire Radford family, both near and far, is demonstrating a tremendous amount of strength during the unprecedented times we are facing locally, regionally, nationally and globally.



President Hemphill Surprises Students Over Zoom


Michelle Acosta


Ricky Cox '86, M.A. '90


Meredith Peters '11