2017 Presidential Media Gallery

Ribbon-cutting reopens expanded nursing sim center at RHEC

Nov. 15, 2017

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President Hemphill commemorates the reopening of the Radford University Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) at the Roanoke Higher Education Center (RHEC) in Roanoke.

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony


Nov. 10, 2017

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President Hemphil joined Radford University students, faculty, staff and community members to honor the nation’s veterans.

Class of 1967 Golden Reunion Reception

Oct. 7, 2017

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The Class of 1967 and all previous Golden Reunion classes attended a special dinner with President Hemphill to celebrate their time at Radford.

Alumni Village

Oct. 7, 2017

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President Hemphill and his family joined alumni and families attending the Alumni Village on Moffett Lawn.

Highlander Family Dog Show

Oct. 7, 2017

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Owners and their dogs take part in the annual favorite, Highlander Family Dog Show, on Bonnie Plaza where President Hemphill served as a judge.

Parents Conversation with the President

Oct. 7, 2017

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President Hemphill talks with parents at the Conversation with the President reception in the Joseph P. Scartelli Atrium in Covington Hall.

Alumni Volunteer Leadership Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Oct. 6, 2017

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Alumni join President Hemphill at the Alumni Leadership Business Lunch and Awards Ceremony in Kyle Hall.

Video: State of the University Address

Oct. 6, 2017

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President Brian O. Hemphill addressed a large crowd of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to deliver his inaugural State of the University Address.

State of the University Address

Oct. 6, 2017

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In his inaugural State of the University address to the university family, President Hemphill reflected on a successful 2016-17 academic year and looked toward the future.

New River Rail 2020 Legislative Reception

Sept. 20, 2017 

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President Hemphill and legislators attended the New River Rail 2020 reception in Kyle Hall.

Board of Visitors Meeting

Sept. 14 & 15, 2017

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President Hemphill and the Board of Visitors joined students for lunch in Dalton Hall.

Honor's Students Reception

Sept. 13, 2017

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President Hemphill and Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, First Lady of Radford University welcome honors students to their home for a reception.

New Faculty Reception

Sept. 12, 2017

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President Hemphill and Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, First Lady of Radford University welcome new faculty to their home for a reception.

Retired Faculty Reception

Sept. 11, 2017

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President Hemphill and Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, First Lady of Radford University welcome retired faculty to their home for a reception.

New Student Picnic

Sept. 8, 2017

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President Hemphill and his family welcomed new Highlanders to the President's home for the new student picnic.

The Launch of IMPACT

Sept. 8, 2017

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined BOV members, President Hemphill, administrators, and strategic partners to introduce IMPACT to more than 550 guests during its launch event.

Club Fair 2017

Sept. 7, 2017

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President Hemphill greeted members of the Radford Family involved in more than 250 clubs and organizations on campus during Club Fair.

Student & Staff Fall Presidential Open Forums

Sept. 5, 2017

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President Hemphill addresses the audiences during his annual series of forums for students and staff.

New Student Convocation

Aug. 27, 2017

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President Hemphill addressed the newest class of Highlanders during the new student convocation held in front of McConnell Library.

Fall Faculty Convocation

Aug. 24, 2017

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President Hemphill welcomed the university faculty back to campus during the fall faculty convocation.

Presidential Open Forums for Classified Staff & AP Faculty

Aug. 18, 2017

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President Hemphill hosted a presidential open forum for classified staff and AP faculty to come and share their ideas, experiences and vision for the future of Radford University.

President Hemphill's Summer Video Message

Aug. 15, 2017

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President Hemphill reflects on a busy summer and looks ahead to the academic year in his latest video message.

Business Leaders Reception

Aug. 14, 2017

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More than 100 regional business leaders joined President Brian O. Hemphill and First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill at the Gov. Tyler House for a business leaders reception.

President Hemphill Welcomes Visitors to Quest 2017

June 29, 2017

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President Hemphill welcomes families and students to Quest, the university's new student orientation program.

President Hemphill Welcomes Boys State

June 19, 2017

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President Hemphill greets the nearly 800-strong contingent of Boys State participants.

Staff Picnic 2017

May 12, 2017

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President Hemphill chatted with attendees enjoying the 2017 staff picnic.

Spring Commencement 2017

May 6, 2017

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Frank M. Beamer, M.S. '72, served as the keynote speaker for the 2017 spring commencement ceremonies.

2017 Graduate Hooding Ceremony

May 5, 2017

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President Hemphill congratulates students during the graduate hooding ceremony.

Board of Visitors and Dr. Hemphill recognize Dr. Scartelli

May 5, 2017

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President Hemphill and the BOV present Dr. Jospeh Scartelli with a resolution recognizing his years of service.

Radford University names the Artis College of Science and Technology

April 28, 2017

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Alumna Nancy E. Artis '73 and husband Pat Artis, Ph.D pictured with President Brian O. Hemphill and Marisela Rosas Hemphill, Ph.D. after announcing the Artises will contribute $5 million to Radford University to establish the Artis Endowed Scholarship Fund.

President Hemphill attends Earth Day celebrations

April 21, 2017

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Student designers pose for a quick photo with President Hemphill during Earth Day Celebrations. The group displayed an Earth Day inspired dress they created.

President Hemphill's Message to the Radford Family

April 20, 2017

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View President Hemphill's video message of appreciation to the Radford Family.

Balanced Man Scholarship Luncheon

April 1, 2017

President Hemphill delivered the keynote address at the annual Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Banquet at Selu.

President Hemphill delivered the keynote address at the annual Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Banquet at Selu.

Women's History Month closing ceremony

March 31, 2017

Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, First Lady of Radford University, gives the keynote address during the closing ceremonies for the 2017 Women's History Month in the atrium of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Building.

Dr. Marisela Rosas Hemphill, First Lady of Radford University, gives the keynote address during the closing ceremonies for the 2017 Women's History Month in the atrium of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Building.

RUPD earns VLEPSC reaccreditation

March 27, 2017

The Radford University Police Department (RUPD) was recognized for its commitment to law enforcement excellence by the Virginia Law Enforcement and Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) on March 27 in a ceremony hosted by Radford University President Hemphill in Martin Hall.

The Radford University Police Department (RUPD) was recognized for its commitment to law enforcement excellence by the Virginia Law Enforcement and Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) in a ceremony hosted by President Hemphill.

Ignite Student Leadership Conference

Feb. 25, 2017

President Hemphill spoke with participants at the Ignite Student Leadership Conference.

President Hemphill spoke with participants at the Ignite Student Leadership Conference. The Ignite Conference has a broad variety of session topics including effective communication skills, teamwork, motivating others, event planning, cultural competence, self-care and more.

Highlander Day

Feb. 25, 2017

President Hemphill addressed the gathering of potential students and families during the Radford University Highlander Day.

President Hemphill addressed the gathering of potential students and families during the Radford University Highlander Day.

Visit to the Pulaski Free Clinic

Feb. 15, 2017

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President Hemphill and representatives from the Waldron College of Health & Human Services visited the Pulaski Free Clinic.

Emergency Preparedness Class presentation

Feb. 15, 2017

President Hemphill spoke with Radford students about his experiences as the Dean of Students at Northern Illinois University when a shooting took place on the university campus.

President Hemphill spoke with Radford students about his experiences as the Dean of Students at Northern Illinois University when a shooting took place on the university campus. The students were a mixture of students from Criminal Justice, Psychology (Graduate) and Media Studies.

Advocacy Day 2017

Feb. 1, 2017

President Hemphill, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Radford University students on the steps of the Virginia State Capitol

Fifty students traveled to the state capital in Richmond, Va. to advocate for Radford University and engage with state representatives. Students were joined by Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill; Board of Visitors members Randy Marcus, Mark Lawrence, Jay Brown and Mary Ann Hovis '65 also attendance.

MLK Jr. Commemorative Program

Jan. 17, 2017

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Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill joins keynote speaker Roland Martin on stage during the Commemorative Program celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.