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Honors come to RU's Virginia Burggraf

Virginia Burggraf

Virginia Burggraf

For her 40-year career as nurse, faculty, policy analyst and grant writer, Virginia Burggraf, professor of nursing in the Radford University Waldron College of Health and Human Services (WCHHS), has recently accumulated additional honors.

She was named a top college professor in Virginia by Online Schools Virginia and as one of the International Top 100 in the April 2013 edition of International Top 100 magazine.

"I love what I do," said Burggraf. "It is a joy, a duty and a delight to teach."

Burggraf is the Graduate Program Director for the School of Nursing and the Marcella J. Griggs Distinguished Professor in Gerontological Nursing.

"Dr. Burggraf is an enthusiastic faculty member whose contributions are matched by her energy and commitment," said Kenneth Cox, WCHHS  Dean.

Online Schools Virginia, an online resource for distance learning programs, cited Burggraf for her leadership in the field of geriatric nursing, saying: "Her students focus on building skills necessary for jobs in home care, hospice care and mental health."

Online Schools in Virginia is a partner organization with StateStats.org whose mission is to increase accessibility of education by advancing education through the use of technology and informational tools.

Joining Burggraf on the online list of top 20 medical and nursing professors in Virginia is Hadley Sporbert, a nursing instructor at Longwood University and a candidate in the RU's Doctor of Nursing Practice program.

Burggraf, according to the International Top 100 magazine, is among "the best and brightest individuals who have distinguished themselves within their industry, career and community." In the most recent edition of the magazine that is distributed to more than 90 countries worldwide, she is featured along with international professionals from diverse endeavors like education, public service, business, the arts and entrepreneurship.

Learn more about Radford University at www.radford.edu.

May 31, 2013
Don Bowman
(540) 831-7523
dbowman@radford.edu