Each year, several political science majors with high merit are chosen for the  Joyce Mercer Reynders & Thomas Rickert Reynders Endowed Scholarship.  Mrs. Reynders passed away in 2009 and left her estate to Radford University to create this scholarship. Mrs. Reynders was born in Bristol, VA. She graduated from Virginia High School, and from Radford College in 1965, she was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma. She worked for the DC Crime Commission; she was also Executive Assistant to Ambassador Bruce Laingen at the Academy of Diplomacy and General Alexander Haig at World Wide Associates and an agent for Weichert Realtors. She loved to travel and accompanied her husband on his assignments to Jakarta, Indonesia, Hamburg, Rome, Paris and Amsterdam. Joyce was an elegant woman of faith with a compassionate heart.  The scholarship recipient must be an incoming or current Radford University student and be a declared major in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations.  The recipient must have achieved a 2.5 or higher overall GPA and must maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA in the major.

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