For new Provost Sam Minner the Radford experience is a feeling of optimism among students following their dreams. For 45-year employee Pete Bolt it’s a lifelong job keeping the boiler plant in tip-top shape. For graduate Tara Brown it’s a place to pursue her passion for rural health care.
In this edition of the magazine, campus community members—alumni, administrators, professors, students and staff—share what Radford University means to them. The colleges send messages from their deans, updates on projects or programs, fact sheets and notes from alumni or students. Mike Jones, head coach for men’s basketball, talks about his life off the court.
Their stories show how the Radford experience goes beyond the lecture rooms, laboratories and solemn occasions. It includes everyday moments—some serious and others lighthearted—that become cherished memories of inspiring teachers, favorite places, respected colleagues and dear friends.