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Olivia Simmons, ’16 has many memories of and connections to Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, now home to Radford University Carilion. From the time she was born until well after her graduation from college, she would return again and again to the downtown Roanoke landmark.
Peri S. Braxton-Sears ‘22, a graduate of the Master of Healthcare Administration program at Radford University Carilion, says you are your greatest barrier, if you allow it. Her inspirational story about earning her master's degree and using it to develop a thriving career just might make you think twice about making the leap in your own post-grad educational journey.
Associate Professor of English Courtney Watson, Ph.D., has traveled throughout the southern United States and various locations around the world to examine the legacies of well-known authors such as Ernest Hemingway, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright and William Faulkner. Watson talks about her travels and research in an interview on the “With Good Reason” public radio program, which will air July 22-28, 2022 and be available as a podcast.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin has announced the appointment of four new members to four-year terms on the Radford University Board of Visitors. The appointments include Jeanne Armentrout of Fincastle, Virginia; Jennifer Wishon Gilbert of Mount Jackson, Virginia; George Mendiola Jr. of Manassas, Virginia; and James C. Turk Jr. of Blacksburg, Virginia.
Radford University School of Nursing Launches Preceptorship Program with Universal Health Corporation »
The Radford University School of Nursing has partnered with Universal Health Corp. to provide clinical placements and hours for graduate students enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner programs (M.S.N. and D.N.P.). The collaboration will provide opportunities for Family Nurse Practitioner students to obtain clinical experience at Universal Health locations across Virginia.
Hannah Curtis, M.H.A. ’20, had a thriving career with Carilion Clinic as a media relations specialist and public information officer when she decided she wanted to build on her professional experience with a graduate degree. For Curtis, the Master of Healthcare Administration program at RUC was a natural fit.
Julia Castleberry, DPT, D.H.Sc., ’21 says the Radford University Carilion Doctor of Health Sciences program offers a self-paced curriculum and 100% online coursework, which helps professionals to work on their terminal degrees in harmony with the other demands in their lives. For her, that included working full-time, raising her sons, caring for a small farm and commuting long distances for work.
While balancing a busy schedule working at Carilion Clinic and a packed family life with her husband and two children, Amy Kageals , D.H.Sc. ’20, M.S.’00, CCC-SLP was able to earn her Doctor of Health Sciences degree at RUC at her own pace in the flexible program designed for working professionals.
The academic career of Daniel Gochenour, D.H.Sc., RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, ’21 wasn’t always rosy. With the help of mentors and a new-found passion for respiratory therapy, he turned his educational pursuits around and excelled. Today, he is an educator thanks to the Doctor of Health Sciences program at Radford University Carilion.
Healthcare professions students from Radford University, Radford University Carilion and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine worked together in teams to assess their patients’ needs, treat them and recommend additional resources at the Interprofessional Simulation Day on April 22, held at the Carilion Clinic Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety in Roanoke.