What is the “power of 9,539?”
You are! Each one of us has the power to make a difference in the lives of today’s Bradley students, and I challenge you to get involved now. Our alma mater is better than ever in 2012, touting top-notch faculty, excellent facilities, and outstanding academics. But this has not happened without the participation of the people who care most about its future — Bradley alumni.
The “power of 9,539” refers to our goal of 20 percent alumni participation in the Bradley Fund. In this election year, consider that your gift represents a vote for Bradley’s future.
As a Bradley alumna, I feel every bit as obligated to cast my vote for Bradley as I do to cast my vote at the polls. Why? It is in my best interest to ensure that Bradley continues to thrive, achieving its goal of becoming a University of national distinction. Bradley’s continued success impacts the value of our degree.
As your chief alumni relations officer, my job is to engage alumni in the life of the University in ways that are meaningful and mutually beneficial. And so many of you are fabulously generous with your time! You are advocates, mentors, event hosts, advisers, and organizational leaders. You help recruit new students, share Bradley history and traditions with current students, and hire new grads. Giving your time to enhance the lives of our students is a true measure of your support for the future of our alma mater. I cannot be more proud to represent you!
As a fellow alum, I am also asking you to show your support for the University that made a positive impact on your life by “casting a vote” with a gift to Bradley. Join me and be among the 20 percent of alumni who make a gift by December 31 in support of the leaders of tomorrow. Your gift and the power of 9,539 alumni will truly make a difference on the Hilltop!
LORI WINTERS FAN ’80
Executive Director, Alumni Relations
Peoria CIBAC Bratfest, 5 p.m., Jimmy’s Bar, 2801 W. Farmington Road
St. Louis SLABAC alumni & student send-off, 1–3 p.m., Stacy Park, Olivette
Peoria Move-in day open house for legacy families, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hayden-Clark Alumni Center
St. Louis SLABAC wine & chocolate pairing, Bissinger’s at Maryland Plaza. $25 per person
Peoria Scout Reunion
Peoria Bradley Forensics Alumni Network (BFAN) Reunion, Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. Contact BOB CARROLL ’88 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago All-Greek Reunion, Harry Caray’s, Lombard
For program information, visit bualum.org or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 309-677-2240 or 800-952-8258.
- Homecoming/Founder’s Day
- Classes of 2001–2003 — 10th Cluster Reunion
- Class of 1962 — 50th Reunion
Friday, October 12
- Founder’s Day
- Westlake Hall Dedication & Tours
- Homecoming Festival & Bonfire
- Unveiling of A.J. Robertson Memorial Statue
- Volleyball vs. SIU
- Red & White Basketball Scrimmage
- Class of 1962 Reunion Events
- Classes of 2001–2003 Reunion Events
Saturday, October 13
- Gary R. Tippett Memorial 5K Run/Walk
- Campus Tours
- Chat with the President
- Chat with Coach Geno Ford
- “Meet the Deans” Ice Cream Social
- Homecoming Soccer Game vs. Evansville
- 45th anniversary of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
- Residence hall staff reunion
- Pi Beta Phi chapter house dedication & alumni happy hour
Sunday, October 13
- Homecoming Brunch
Visit bualum.org/homecoming for details and a list of events and reunions.
All-Greek Reunion & Exchange
Saturday, November 10, 2012 •6:00 p.m.
Harry Caray’s in Lombard, Ill.
Two years ago, 300 Greeks representing 26 chapters and 15 states met in Chicago for the biggest event of 2010. Don’t miss the encore. Contact your friends today!