Class of 2013 from Hopewell, Virginia
Major: Media Studies with a concentration in journalism in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, and minoring in computer science
Campus Involvement: Editor-in-Chief of the Beehive, Radford University's student-run year-in-review magazine; 2011 Quest Assistant; Resident Assistant; National Residence Hall Honorary; and National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Although Radford University was the last university Kirnelius Williams visited during his college search, it quickly became his first choice.
“Compared to the all the other schools I was considering, I loved the size of this university and the feel of actually being a part of a residential campus,” he said. “As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew it’d be my choice.”
As editor of several publications in high school, Williams was looking for a university with a great journalism program. He was pleased to discover the School of Communication, which houses not only an exceptional journalism program, it also offers web design as a concentration. The reputation of the programs combined with the quality faculty impressed Williams immediately.
“I’ve had outstanding professors and I’ve learned so much,” he said. “Many of the organizations I’m involved with have been the result of faculty encouraging me to get involved. I have so many mentors and professors who inspire me to go out and do great things.”
With his sights set on a career working for a magazine, graduate school will likely be the next step in Williams’ educational journey. Regardless of the direction his career takes, Williams knows Radford University has prepared him.
“I think Radford has given me all I need to succeed,” he said.