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, 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:
Joshua Paul Cockram, of Stuart, Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences;
Dakota Lane Helms, of Stuart, Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences;
Jeffrey Mark Winikur, of Patrick Springs, Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Nursing;
Lauren Kipreos Joyce, of Critz, Master of Occupational Therapy in Occupational Therapy;
Zachary Wade Hubbard, of Meadows of Dan, Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Parks and Tourism;
Caleb Anthony Hamm, of Meadows of Dan, 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.