Winter grads announced

Published 5:46 pm Thursday, February 17, 2022

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

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:

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• Tevin Javon Lee, of New Canton, who graduated with a Bachlor of Science in Biology.

• La’kendra I Walton of Prospect, who graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration in Management.

• Trisha Dawn Bishop of Scottsville, who graduated with Bachelor of Science in Sociology.

• Alexis B. Crews of Dillwyn, who graduated with Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Nursing.

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, Radford University also offers a clinical-based educational experience for more than 1,100 students living and learning in Roanoke as part of Radford University Carilion, a public-private partnership focused on the cutting-edge delivery of health sciences programming, outreach and service.