2017 Spring Commencement

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 10:00am

Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic will celebrate the Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2017, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The event will take place in the Berglund Special Events Center, 710 Williamson Road, Roanoke.  

A total of 248 Jefferson College students on the masters, bachelors and associate degree levels will accept their diplomas and become alumni of the College during the event. These students will graduate from 15 different academic programs at the College.

About Our Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker

Jack E. Call, Ph.D.

Professor of Criminal Justice
Radford University


Dr. Jack E. Call has been teaching criminal justice at Radford University since 1985 and served as the first Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice. 

Dr. Call earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University, his J.D. degree from the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia. 

His publications have dealt primarily with the rights of persons accused of crimes and the rights of the incarcerated. His research has been featured in The American Journal of  Criminal Justice, The Law and Politics Book Review, The Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment, The Virginia Police Legal Bulletin  and The Review of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books.

He is the 2005 recipient of the Radford University Foundation Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes the recipient’s significant enhancement of the University’s operations, academic climate and sense of community.

Dr. Call presently serves as co-chair of Radford University's strategic planning project.