Upcoming segment of Military Makeover with Montel to feature Radford University students
Radford, VA (01/11/2023) — Two Radford University students will appear on an upcoming segment of Military Makeover with Montel.
Sara Schafer, a senior criminal justice major, and Chandler Scott, a senior business administration and business management major, speak about serving in the military and how Radford helped them discover what was next in their lives. They are highlighted in Operation Career, a segment that highlights businesses and organizations that help former military members and their families as they transition into civilian life after service.
Cullen Chavis also appears in a non-speaking role in the segment. Chavis served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps and then graduated from Radford in 2019.
Also appearing on the show is Bret Danilowicz, Ph.D., president of Radford University. Danilowicz speaks about the importance of serving those who have served us. He spotlights the university's Military Resource Center that provides assistance and space on campus for military veterans, active-duty, reserves and their dependents.
Military Makeover is hosted by someone quite familiar with the military and what life holds after service. Former talk show host Montel Williams joined Military Makeover in 2018. He is well-known for The Montel Williams Show which produced more than 3,300 episodes. However, Williams began his professional career in the United States Marine Corps. He was the first African-American Marine selected to attend the Naval Academy Prep School to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy and become a commissioned Naval officer. Military Makeover holds a special place in his heart as he can relate to the changes veterans and retiring active-duty service members experience.
Much like Williams, Schafer and Scott entered service early in life and share the compelling circumstances that inspired them to serve their country. Schafer served six years in the United States Air Force, and Scott served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2016-2020. Both talk about what brought them back to Radford University to build upon the education and skills they gained during that time and what really matters to them now.
The episode airs at 7:30 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 19, on Lifetime TV.
Radford University is a comprehensive public university of 7,718 students that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs, as well as its sustainability initiatives. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, innovative use of technology in the learning environment and vibrant student life on a beautiful 211-acre American classical campus, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom.
With over 300 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service. In addition to robust academic offerings and engaging student experiences on the main campus located in Radford, Virginia, Radford University also offers a clinical-based educational experience for more than 1,100 students living and learning in Roanoke, Virginia as part of Radford University Carilion, a public-private partnership focused on the cutting-edge delivery of health sciences programming, outreach and service.
About Military Makeover with Montel:
Military Makeover with Montel, A BrandStar Original, is America's leading branded reality TV show that offers hope and a helping hand here on the home front to members of our military and their loved ones. A veteran of both the Marine Corps and the Navy, talk show legend and military advocate Montel Williams, who creatively co-produces the show along with a colorful cast that seeks to transform the homes and lives of military families across the country. The cast includes co-hosts Art Edmonds and designer Jennifer Bertrand. This special series enlists caring companies of all sizes as well as non-profits and the local community. Military Makeover airs on Lifetime and on the American Forces Network which serves American servicemen and women, Department of Defense and other U.S. government civilians and their families stationed at bases overseas, as well as U.S. Navy ships at sea. Help starts at home for veterans on Military Makeover. Join us as our makeover team engages to change the living situation - and the lives - of these deserving families.