Volunteer Summit Brings Highlanders Together


In its sixth year, the Volunteer Summit welcomed alumni and friends back to campus to connect, learn about volunteering and stay engaged with Radford University and its students.

The Office of Alumni Relations is host to the annual event focused on sharing updates and information about Radford and providing training sessions that prepare volunteers to share in recruiting new generations of Highlanders, mentoring diverse students and serving in a variety of capacities that contribute to student success and building a robust and active alumni network.

Jesse Kofler ’06 returned to Radford for the first time since his graduation to attend the Volunteer Summit. He reconnected through a virtual alumni coffee chat and decided 2022 would be the year that he started giving back to his alma mater. He has since volunteered as an Admissions ambassador, serving as one of the many alumni who write postcards to welcome newly admitted Radford students. He also hosted an alumni networking event in his home in Northern Virginia.

“It’s time for my generation of alumni to be supportive and get involved. There’s a lot that can be done,” Kofler said. “It was my first time back on campus and first time attending the summit. The campus is different than when I was there, with many new programs that are widely impactful. There’s a lot of alumni engagement that can happen just by getting people back on campus.”


The Volunteer Summit is free to attend. Learn how to become an alumni volunteer by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations, 540-831-5248.

Connect with the alumni team through coffee chats to learn what’s new at Radford University. www.radford.edu/coffee-chats


Apr 28, 2022