Stories of Giving

Scholarships Aid Student Nurses in Providing Elder Care

Because of Richfield Living, Radford University nursing students will receive much needed financial assistance to finish their degrees. When they graduate, these students will make a significant difference in the lives of older adults.  Read more.

Longtime Benefactor Makes Sound Investment in the Arts

For more than four decades, Johann Norstedt has been a key supporter of the arts at Radford University. Following his retirement, he knew he wanted to continue that support with a special scholarship.  Read more.

Alumnus Creates Scholarship to Help Students Seize Opportunities

Marquett Smith ’85 knows the importance of a good education, and helping others achieve higher learning is a priority.  Read more.

The Passion and Power of the Collective

The division that knits the campus together digitally and electronically to support the everyday functions of the university pulled together to create a scholarship for deserving students.  Read more.

Honoring a Lasting Legacy

In 1911, Dr. John Preston McConnell, a Scott County native, was appointed the first president of the State Normal and Industrial School for Women at Radford, now known as Radford University. He was a tireless advocate for the education of women, and his tenure at Radford was marked by efforts to ensure equal access to information, courses and materials for female students. The university’s library is named in honor of Dr. McConnell.  Read more.

Leaving the Door Open to Opportunity

To cap her distinguished career as a social scientist, professor and administrator, Carole Seyfrit, RU professor emerita of sociology, left the door open for Radford University students to follow in her footsteps.  Read more.

Alumnus Believes in Life-Changing Support

A native of Forest, Virginia, Curtis Martin became the first in his family to graduate from college. Curtis attended Radford from 1988-1992, earning his B.B.A. in marketing. “RU provided the best fit for my personal and academic growth,” Martin says. “I felt that the professors were invested in my success and fostered a positive learning environment.” His fellow Highlanders also taught him how to appreciate different cultures and opinions, helping prepare him for his career in law.  Read more.

To Honor Love

Mike and Marybeth Morsberger found more than classrooms and career ideas at Radford University — they found one another.  Read more.

Planning to Make a Difference

Lisa Holland Ridpath, Radford University’s associate vice president for finance and administration, has strong ties and appreciation for the education and career opportunities she has received at RU. Recently, she decided to give back with a planned gift.  Read more.

New Locker Rooms Make New Opportunities for Success

The men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms inside the Dedmon Center underwent substantial renovations prior to the beginning of the 2014-15 season.  Read more.

Students Celebrate Their Biggest Fan

A coach’s dream is a team that does good things on and off the field together.  Read more.