Alumni Spotlight

Learn more about Radford University alumni - where they are now, what they are accomplishing, and why their connection to Radford University is important to them.

Phil Martin ‘08

“Radford University gave me a sense of community, the tight knit atmosphere and the constant support from one another made my experience unforgettable,” says Phil Martin ‘08, owner of J. Martasand, a sunglasses company located in Los Angeles, California. 

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“My experience at Radford is what drove my thirst to learn,” says Drew Thomas ‘92, Principal Engineering Geologist at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC (ECS).

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Sarah St. Clair ’89, M.S. ‘91

“I grew up in a small town of about 1300 people, so to me the diversity at Radford University was amazing,” says Sarah St. Clair ’89, M.S. ‘91.

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Lewis Wheaton ’99

“When I came to Radford University, I wasn’t sure which path I wanted to take, I just knew I wanted to be in the life sciences,” said Lewis Wheaton ’99.

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Jennifer Storcks ’96

“People should always be open to new opportunities. I would never have thought I would be designing hats, but here I am,” said Jennifer Storcks ’96.

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Claire Geddry Cole Curcio ’64, M.S. ’67

“I not only reflect on my time at Radford, but I talk about it often with others,” said Claire Geddry Cole Curcio ’64, M.S. ’67.

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Apryl Alexander M.S. '07

“When someone hears that I went to Radford University they know there is no question about the quality of my education,” says Dr. Apryl Alexander M.S. ’07.

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Russell Pompa '84

“I didn’t realize it then, but the criminal justice program at Radford University forced me out of my comfort zone and is responsible for who I am today,” said Russell Pompa ’84. Pompa is a senior agent in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Norfolk Resident Office. 

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Scott Anderson '07

“A personal goal that I have for myself is to do something big and change the world,” said Scott Anderson ’07. Anderson and his business partners began a start-up their senior year of college that is now a technology company known as OHAVA. 

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“I learned how to be a leader at Radford,” says Nancy Finch ’60 who, after a career in journalism and public relations that spanned five decades, now serves on a division of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse.

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Karen Bullard '88

“Radford University gave me the confidence and drive to pursue my passions, and the skills to realize them,” says Karen Bullard ’88, founder of Sugar Nest, an online boutique featuring a curated collection of home décor and gift items.

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