Davis College of Business and Economics honors Jeff and Harriet Price
Radford University’s Davis College of Business and Economics honored the many contributions of alumnus Jeff Price ’86 and his wife Harriet with a reception on Feb. 8.
“Jeff and Harriet, I want to personally thank you on behalf of all of us, the faculty, staff and our students in the Davis College of Business and Economics,” said Davis College Dean Joy Bhadury. “We all thank you for your contributions, not just financially, but also the time you have given us on the college’s advisory council, and most importantly, for giving us your name.”
At the ceremony, Dean Bhadury announced the dean’s suite, located on Kyle Hall’s third floor, has been named for the couple. College officials pulled back a red curtain to reveal silver lettering on the wall that read: Jeff and Harriet Price Dean’s Suite.
“Radford means a lot to me as an alumnus,” Jeff Price said. “I value my education here. It’s been so rewarding over the years, and it is my pleasure to serve the university and give back to the college.”
Private support, such as that from Jeff and Harriet Price, empowers Radford University to create a challenging academic environment that values intellectual debate, artistic curiosity and creativity and freedom of thought and expression.
“We have some great students coming out of this college,” Price said. “I am always proud of Radford. As this college and the university grow, it’s amazing how proud it makes me.”
In addition to the dean’s suite, the open area just inside the Kyle Hall main doors is named the Jeffrey M. Price, Harriet B. Price and Family Grand Hall and Atrium. Price was a charter member of the Davis College Advisory Council and served as the chair during the two years in which Kyle Hall was under construction.
“This building is a game-changer, and it is very special to me because I put a lot of time and effort into it,” Price said.
Among the many contributions the couple has made to the university is the establishment of the Jeff Price Family Scholarship. It is designed for students who were directly impacted by the September 11 terrorist attacks, a dependent of a family member impacted by other terrorist attacks, or dependents of fire, rescue and police personnel who put their lives on the line.
Academic scholarships provide many Radford University students with opportunities for discovery and pursuit of their unique paths toward academic success and meaningful contributions to their communities.
“We have been very blessed, and I feel when you are blessed you need to give back,” Jeff Price said. “This university has done a lot for me, and I want to continue to do things for this university.”