Radford recognized as College of Distinction

“We are honored to earn acknowledgement as a College of Distinction,” Radford President Brian Hemphill said.
“We are honored to earn acknowledgement as a College of Distinction,” Radford President Brian Hemphill said. | File photo

Radford University recently earned College of Distinction status for the 2016-17 academic year from the publication of the same name, earning the honor for its teacher-centered undergraduate education.

A College of Distinction is one that has gained national recognition for excellence, demonstrates a strong emphasis on undergraduate education, offers innovative learning experiences, boasts an active campus, and is valued by graduate schools and employers for its preparation of undergraduate students.

“We are honored to earn acknowledgement as a College of Distinction,” Radford President Brian Hemphill said. “The core of Radford University’s education experience has long been our campus community’s commitment to engaged learning and successful teaching.”

To earn the College of Distinction designation, universities must impress high school counselors and educators, who make the nominations, and show significant achievements in student engagement, student empowerment and curricular innovation. The review process used to select institutions for the Colleges of Distinction list also includes evaluations of each school’s freshman experience, general education, strategic plan and alumni success and satisfaction.

“Radford University continues to provide an innovative, engaged experience that prepares students for successful careers, active citizenship and lifelong learning,” College of Distinction founder Wes Creel said.

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