Waldron College names 2014 class of ambassadors

Nine students have been named ambassadors of the Waldron College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS) for 2014–15.

Ambassadors from each discipline are chosen for their accomplishments and leadership skills by their chairs and directors. Both graduate and undergraduate students are represented.

The 2014-15 WCHHS Ambassadors are:

  • Hannah Hames – senior, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Carma Sample – graduate student, Department of Occupational Therapy
  • Jeremy Griffy– graduate student, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Raymond Smith – senior, School of Social Work
  • Travis Ford – graduate student, School of Social Work
  • Chistine Evans, graduate student, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Tyler Spahr – graduate student, DPT
  • Jim Cassidy – senior, School of Nursing
  • Sperry Grills – junior, School of Nursing

"It is definitely an honor and is meant to be one," said Associate Dean Corey Cassidy. "The ambassadors also provide a valuable student viewpoint."

Smith's experience as a disabled veteran and non-traditional student will provide a different perspective on the experience of an undergraduate student in the School of Social Work.

"Service as an ambassador will allow me to share the welcoming and supportive partnership with the social work faculty and staff that I have enjoyed and it is another chance to use my leadership skills and experience to help others," he said.

Spahr, an athletic training alumnus who graduated in 2013, is looking forward to the opportunity to speak on behalf of the DPT program and Radford University.

"Having experience as an undergraduate and a graduate student, I know very well how Radford University has helped prepare me," he said. "I can give a first person perspective on how RU can help someone grow and succeed."


The 2014-15 Waldron College of Health and Human Services Ambassadors: Front row, from left: Raymond Smith, Carma Sample, Travis Ford, Tyler Spahr. Back row, from left: Loretta Estes, WCHHS assistant to the dean and Corey Cassidy, WCHHS associate dean. Not pictured: Jim Cassidy, Jeremey Griffey, Sperry Grills and Hannah Haymes.

Oct 14, 2014