Radford’s Andrew Rehak initiated into honor society
Andrew Rehak, a native of Radford, was recently initiated into the Hampden-Sydney College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society.
Students initiated into ODK must be sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate/professional students in the top 35% of their class, must demonstrate leadership experience in at least one of the five pillars, and must embrace the society’s ideals. Fewer than five percent of students on a campus are invited to join each year.
ODK was founded in Lexington, Va., on Dec. 3, 1914. A group of 15 students and faculty members established the society to recognize and encourage leadership at the collegiate level.
Blacksburg medical student Lingzhi Liu recognized for service to student groups
The New York Institute of Technology has recognized Lingzhi Liu, a medical student from Blacksburg, for his involvement with campus organizations.
Liu is a member of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
The New York Institute of Technology’s six schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in in-demand disciplines. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education founded in 1955, it welcomes nearly 8,000 students worldwide.
Radford’s Connor Herndon graduates from Coastal Carolina
Connor Herndon, an interdis studies major from Radford, was among the nearly 350 students who took part in Coastal Carolina University’s summer commencement ceremony, held Friday, Aug. 6.
Coastal Carolina University is a public liberal arts institution located in Conway, S.C., minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C. CCU offers baccalaureate degrees in 95 major fields of study, including 27 master’s degrees and doctorates in education and marine science.
Radford, Riner students earn awards from WGU
Three local students have earned awards of excellence at Western Governors University.
Emily Barbour of Radford earned an award of excellence at Western Governors University Teachers College.
Tamara Weston of Radford earned an award of excellence at Western Governors University College of Health Professions.
Lisa St. Clair of Riner has earned an award of excellence at Western Governors University College of Health Professions.
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, Western Governors University is online, nonprofit, and serves more than 125,000 students nationwide with more than 250,000 graduates in all 50 states.
Blacksburg’s Henry Skutt graduates from Ohio University with MBA
Henry Skutt from Blacksburg graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA/Sports Administration) from the College of Business at Ohio University during the Summer 2021 semester.
Located in Athens, Ohio, Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, a place where students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders. The university is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms.
Riner’s Olivia Rutledge graduates from Emory & Henry with Doctorate
Olivia Rutledge of Riner was among the students from Emory & Henry College’s Health Sciences campus in Emory, Va., to graduate with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy during the summer commencement ceremonies.
Emory & Henry College’s Health Sciences campus was launched in 2014 with the goal of preparing compassionate, patient-centered, highly-skilled health care professionals who not only provide quality healthcare to their patients but also actively engage in leadership and service opportunities within their professional organizations and communities.