In Memory

Radford University would like to honor our fellow classmates and friends who have recently passed away. We remember:



Helen Marie Reynolds Dobyns ’50 of New Castle, October 20, 2016.


Deborah Gale Leake ’84 of Harrisonburg, May 11, 2016.

Demetrius Mallisham ’93
Demetrius Mallisham ’93


Demetrius Mallisham ’93 of Manassas, April 28, 2016. Mallisham was a longtime member of the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods, serving as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s liason for the LGBT community. In 2013, Mallisham was honored with Baltimore Black Pride’s Chairman’s Award for his work in the community.

Audra Elizabeth Walker ’94 of Hayes, January 12, 2013.


Laura SueAnn Peery ’05, M.S. ’07 of Blacksburg, December 16, 2016.

Drew Edward Welty ’09 of Anchorage, Alaska, October 2, 2016.

Faculty, Staff and Friends

Olga DeHart Harvill of Indian Valley, November 6, 2016.


Darren Walter Mahoney of Varina, December 17, 2016.