Students travel to Richmond for Advocacy Day

Nearly three dozen Radford University students took part in the annual Advocacy Day, traveling to Richmond for a chance to meet with state legislators and present issues important to them and to the future of the university.

A highlight of this year's trip was the opportunity to meet with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who posed for a photo with the students in front of the Patrick Henry Building.

Emily Redd, president of the RU Student Government Association (SGA), said the annual trip is beneficial on many levels. "Advocacy Day provides students with an opportunity to promote Radford and help legislators understand the opportunities and issues that are unique to our university," she said. "Students also benefit from learning first-hand about the legislative process and interacting with our state’s leaders."

This year's event on Jan. 30 was coordinated by the SGA to coincide with the quarterly meeting of the RU Board of Visitors in Richmond. Board members and university administrators accompanied the students on their visits with their respective delegates and senators.

Visit Advocacy Day 2013 on Facebook to see photos of this year's event.

Gov. Bob McDonnell, President Penelope Kyle and Delegate Joseph Yost pose with Radford University students, board of visitor members and administrators during Advocacy Day in Richmond.

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, RU President Penelope Kyle and Del. Joseph Yost '06, M.S. '08, pose with Radford University students, board members and administrators during Advocacy Day 2013 in Richmond.

Feb 6, 2013
Karen Casteele
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