Alumni Connections

Director's Corner

Fall has traditionally been a time of great excitement and transition on campus. It’s not just the beautiful change in the season, but also a new freshman class stepping onto the Hilltop brings to life that wonderful Bradley Experience. We all have fond memories of our time as students, and it can be fun taking a trip down memory lane. Do you remember your first day on campus? This is one reason why I hope you will come back to Bradley for Homecoming 2013. Mark your calendars for October 16–19, and plan to join us for yet another great series of events. It will be a chance to make new memories or recapture that Bradley Experience. Find more details about Homecoming 2013 at bradley.edu/homecoming.

Change has also occurred within Alumni Relations. On behalf of all alumni, let me wish a fond farewell to Lori Winters Fan ’80. Lori worked tirelessly on behalf of our alma mater and provided alumni leadership for nearly 16 years. We thank Lori for her service and wish her well on her new adventures! It is my pleasure to serve in the interim, and I look forward to working with the dedicated staff and engaged alumni across the country and worldwide.

I am also pleased to welcome our new Bradley University Alumni Association (BUAA) officers. They are Brian Miller ’79, president; Amy Turk ’97, president-elect; Michael R. Davis ’75, vice president; and Garrett Williams ’92, immediate past president. These individuals, along with dozens of other BUAA directors, chapter leaders, and volunteers continue to advance the alumni association and provide meaningful programs for alumni and students. Please join me in thanking them for their service.

Don’t forget to save the date for Homecoming 2013. We hope to see you on campus soon!

Liz Briddick Adams ’90
Interim Executive Director,
Alumni Relations

Alumni Events

September 19 // Detroit

An Evening with President Glasser, 6:30–8:30 p.m., A Taste of History restaurant at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn; hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, $25. 

September 19 // Kansas City

Alumni networking happy hour, 5–8 p.m., Blue Moose Bar and Grill, 9100 W. 135th Street, Overland Park.

September 20–21 // Peoria

Bradley Alumni International and Latino Association (BAILA) Reunion, Hayden-Clark Alumni Center; visit bradley.edu/go/ht-baila2013 for more information. 

September 26 // Chicago

BU Black Alumni Alliance evening, 7:30 p.m., Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., $30.

September 27–28 // Peoria

Soccer Alumni Weekend: September 27, Charity Golf Outing; September 28, tailgate and alumni soccer game. Visit bradley.edu/go/ht-SoccerAlumni13 for more information.

September 28 // Seattle

Pizza and Wine Party, The Station Pizzeria, 14505 148th Ave. NE, Woodinville.

October 29 // St. Louis

An Evening with President Glasser. Details to be announced. 

For program information, visit bualum.org or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (309) 677-2240 or (800) 952-8258.

Visit bradley.edu/homecoming or stop at the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center for complete information about Homecoming events.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

  • Hayden-Clark Alumni Center (HCAC) Open House, 6–8 p.m.
  • Lighting of the “B,” 8 p.m., Founder’s Circle

Thursday, Oct. 17

  • Bonfire & Pep Rally, 6 p.m., Markin Center parking lot 

Friday, Oct. 18

  • Founder’s Day Convocation, 10 a.m., Markin Center
  • Founder’s Day Luncheon, 12:30 p.m., Michel Student Center ballroom
  • Welcome Reception, 5–8 p.m., HCAC Hall of Pride
  • 50 Plus Club Reception, 5:30–7:30 p.m., HCAC Peplow Pavilion
  • Class of 1988 Reception, 5:30–7:30 p.m., HCAC Hall of Pride
  • Red & White Scrimmage, 8 p.m., Renaissance Coliseum

Saturday, Oct. 19

  • Gary Tippett Memorial Homecoming 5K Race; registration, 7:30 a.m.; race, 8 a.m; Markin Center
  • Meet the Deans Ice Cream Social, 1 p.m., Alumni Quad and HCAC
  • Soccer Game vs. Loyola University Chicago & Fireworks, 7 p.m., Shea Stadium