Radford University announces winter 2021 graduates

Radford University announces winter 2021 graduates

Radford University announces winter 2021 graduates

RADFORD — Radford University conferred 594 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the 2021 winter commencement exercises. On Dec. 11, 2021, 461 graduate and undergraduate degrees were awarded at the Dedmon Center on main campus in Radford, Virginia, and 133 degrees were presented at Radford University Carilion events in Roanoke, Virginia.

Alumnus Brian Robinson ’93 delivered the keynote address. Robinson is Goldman Sachs’s head of prime brokerage sales for the Americas. “As you embark on your journey, know there’s going to be potholes, peaks, valleys, ups, downs, whatever. But put some soul into it. Put your soul into it,” Robinson said. “I promise you today, if you rise and grind, a magic carpet ride awaits you. Greatness is upon you.”

Among those receiving diplomas were:

John Travis Christian Byrd of Pulaski, VA, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Noah Austin Odell of Dublin, VA, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Jacob Trenton Ritter of Pulaski, VA, Bachelor of Science in Anthropological Sciences

Brian David Rabidou of Hiwassee, VA, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management

Randy Keith Davis of Pulaski, VA, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Technology

Elliott Alexander Pedigo of DUBLIN, VA, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Ryan Charles Smith of Pulaski, VA, Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Erin Regina Arnold of Pulaski, VA, Bachelor of Science in Pyschology

Emma Belle Hall of Hiwassee, VA, Bachelor of Science in Pyschology

Christian Curtis Whitt of Dublin, VA, Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Chelsea Desirae Doss of Pulaski, VA, Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Nursing

Hannah Marie Hancock of Pulaski, VA, Master of Occupational Therapy in Occupational Therapy

Joshua Logan Vaught of Dublin, VA, Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Christy Hope-Barrett Dishon of Hiwassee, VA, Master of Science in Special Education

Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 8,998 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 211-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. With over 300 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service. In addition to robust academic offerings and engaging student experiences on the main campus located in Radford, Virginia, Radford University also offers a clinical-based educational experience for more than 1,100 students living and learning in Roanoke, Virginia as part of Radford University Carilion, a public-private partnership focused on the cutting-edge delivery of health sciences programming, outreach and service.