Radford University presented undergraduate and graduate degrees during the spring 2022 commencement exercises. On Friday, May 6, 250 graduate degrees were awarded during a hooding ceremony at the Dedmon Center on campus in Radford, Virginia. On Saturday, May 7, 915 undergraduate degrees were presented on Moffett Lawn at the Radford campus.
In all, Radford University conferred degrees on 1,165 undergraduate and graduate students from main campus and Radford University Carilion (RUC) including:
Darleni Jackelin Dalton of Collinsville – Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
Sarah Elizabeth Walsh of Axton – Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
Victor Lamont Hairston of Martinsville – Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant
Luis Carlos Martinez of Bassett – Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Lauren Brooke Handy of Ridgeway – Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sport and Health Education
Noah John Inman of Collinsville – Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sport and Health Education
Kevin Undra Witcher of Martinsville – Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
Sophia Grace Mansour-Bruderer of Martinsville – Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Reagan Saige Griffith of Martinsville – Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Twila Marie Ledyard of Bassett – Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Kaitlin Keene of Martinsville – Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science
Katanie Shombrae Stockton of Martinsville – Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Cameron Glenn Brummitt of Ridgeway – Doctor of Physical Therapy in Physical Therapy
Stacey Price ’99, M.S. ’01 delivered the keynote address at the graduate hooding ceremony Friday night.
“Congratulations to all of you. You made it!” said Price, a Washington, D.C.-based social entrepreneur who leads a retail incubator that supports nearly a thousand entrepreneurs. “You not only made it through all of the classes and the papers and the exams, but I want to you take a moment to acknowledge that you did it with the weight that you have felt over these last two years.”
Alumnus Nick Mayhugh, ’18, delivered the message, “Be the best Highlander you can be,” as undergraduates eagerly awaited receiving their degrees Saturday morning during spring commencement ceremonies on Moffett Lawn. Mayhugh, who won three gold medals in the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in August 2021, delivered the keynote address under gray, rain-threatening skies at Saturday morning’s ceremony. He offered an inspirational message to the class of 2022, speaking about his journey from being diagnosed with and overcoming a mild form of cerebral palsy and his transition from Highlander soccer player standout to an international track star.
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.