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.

Stephan Cassaday ’76

“My job is about helping people solve problems every day,” explains Stephan Cassaday ’76, President and CEO of Cassaday & Company, Inc., an independent wealth management firm based out of McLean, Virginia. 

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Jennifer Pismeny ’06

Jennifer Pismeny ’06 is giving hope and confidence to many students who struggle. She recently finished her doctoral dissertation to complete her Doctorate of Education in teacher education in multicultural societies. Her goal is to make a difference for students who face educational challenges and to help them thrive.

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Ryan Traylor '01

“Radford University helped me grow as a person and allowed me to meet a variety of people from very different backgrounds,” says Ryan Traylor ’01, director of catering for Mosaic Catering + Events in Richmond. Traylor will serve an essential function for Radford University on July 14, as he and the hospitality company will be catering President Hemphill’s alumni tour stop in Richmond.

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Nancy Bell '82

Radford University’s College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences (CHBS) presents Nancy Bell '82 with the CHBS Alumni Award for 2016. 

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Jonathan Hanwit '96

“Radford University provided me the opportunity to develop relationships with many people and left me with a countless number of memorable experiences,” said Jonathan Hanwit ’96, CEO at thinkPARALLAX.

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Anne Sluder ’95

“Radford University provided me with life changing experiences,” says Anne Sluder ’95, an elementary school physical education teacher.

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Donnie Brooks '02

“I knew I wanted to attend the moment I visited the university. I fell in love with the campus and Radford University ended up being the only school that I applied to,” says Donnie Brooks '02, attorney for Brooks Legal Services.

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Phil Martin ‘08

“Radford University gave me a sense of community, the tight knit atmosphere and the constant support from one another made my experience unforgettable,” says Phil Martin ‘08, owner of J. Martasand, a sunglasses company located in Los Angeles, California. 

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“My experience at Radford is what drove my thirst to learn,” says Drew Thomas ‘92, Principal Engineering Geologist at ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC (ECS).

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Sarah St. Clair ’89, M.S. ‘91

“I grew up in a small town of about 1300 people, so to me the diversity at Radford University was amazing,” says Sarah St. Clair ’89, M.S. ‘91.

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Lewis Wheaton ’99

“When I came to Radford University, I wasn’t sure which path I wanted to take, I just knew I wanted to be in the life sciences,” said Lewis Wheaton ’99.

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