Radford University Receives $30,000 Gift from Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group

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The new COBE Building is expected to open in fall 2012.

The continued growth of Radford University’s new College of Business and Economics (COBE) Building took another step forward with a gift of $30,000 from Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group to name three interview rooms.

The Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group Interview Rooms will be located in the Center for Student Success on the second floor of the new building. The three interview rooms are designed to accommodate employers with their preferred method of recruiting: a traditional style suited for one-on-one interviewing, a casual style for a conversational approach, and an interactive style with roundtable for companies who may have more than one interviewer. The Center for Student Success, which will house academic advisors, will also have a conference room and an undergraduate reading room that can be used for group advising, training or informational sessions. The Center is part of the new 110,000 square foot building that will bring state of the art facilities to Radford’s business students.

“Atlantic Bay Mortgage is very committed to higher education and community involvement. We feel that the best platform for our country’s success is at the university level. We are honored to be a part of Radford University’s continued success and commitment to excellence,” said Brian Mason, Chief Operations Officer.

Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group is an independently owned mortgage company founded in 1996. Atlantic Bay Mortgage has over 200 employees and offers its service oriented approach to residential mortgage lending in five states. Atlantic Bay Mortgage’s footprint includes the state of Virginia and is prominent in Roanoke, Radford and the New River Valley. 

"Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group’s generous gift allows us to develop a practical learning environment for our next generation of accountants, investors, managers and entrepreneurs,” said Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle. “It also provides employers with a location to interact with, interview and recruit Radford University students. We are grateful that our commitment to excellence has been recognized and rewarded in a way that helps us on to even more success."

The Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group gift is the latest contribution to the COBE campaign to complete the $44.3 million building, which will open in the fall of 2012; to generate additional student scholarships and endowments, and to develop additional faculty support through endowed chairs and centers of excellence.

For more information on the COBE campaign, contact Justin Mosby '01, 'M.S. 03, executive director ­for University Advancement, at (540) 831-5407 or jmosby@radford.edu.

Feb 17, 2012
Melissa Vidmar