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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.


And the Emmy Goes to…Alumnus Monte Haught

If you like what you do, so it's said, success will follow. This has certainly been the case for Monte Haught '91.

A hair stylist for TV and movie actors, Haught won the 2014 Emmy award for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie for his work on the horror-drama TV series "American Horror Story: Coven." Two years ago, he also won an Emmy award for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries and Movie for his work on the TV series "American Horror Story."

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Molly Montgomery ’02 says she found her professional path thanks to Radford University's professors.

She began her accounting career in Washington, D.C.  as an auditor for international nonprofit agencies.  She currently helps entrepreneurs realize their dreams through her firm Ascension Consulting.  “They are all trying to add some value to the world by creating, growing, and building a business.  I help people who have their heart in it, but don’t have the accounting or tax expertise that is needed for a business to thrive.”

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Securing Success as a Pioneer and Entrepreneur in Web security

For someone whose work for nearly 30 years has been with “the most paranoid people in the world,” Matt Donlon ’82 is open and outgoing.

Donlon, who graduated with a double major in criminal justice and political science, and his colleagues and clients in the security industry are charged with protecting valuable data and sensitive information. They must be vigilant for sure and paranoid occasionally.

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RU MBA prepared Lund for success in his native Denmark

Ove Lund MBA '98 was born and raised on a farm in Jutland, Denmark. The experiences and knowledge he gained from his farming youth are beneficial in his position as a consultant for an agriculture knowledge center.

Lund also credits much of his career success to the masters of business education (MBA) degree he earned at Radford University.

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RU alumna dances her way to success in Nashville

Whether she is choreographing a dance routine for a pop music tribute band or rehearsing for a national beverage commercial, Katherine (Sammons) Tyler '08 said she is often reflecting on her experiences at Radford University.

Upon graduation, Tyler, a double-major in political science and dance, moved to Nashville where she has found success as a choreographer, a percussionist and, most recently, as a dancer with the national-champion winning indoor football team, the Nashville Venom.

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