Setting the pace
Dr. GILBERT PACEY ’74 received the 2012 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus award last October. Recognized as one of the pioneers in flow injection analysis, he holds four patents, has consulted for 11 corporations, and has been published more than 100 times. Gil was a professor at Miami University for 31 years and now serves as a group leader for the Institute for the Development and Commercialization of Advanced Sensor Technology (IDCAST) and as senior research scientist at the University of Dayton Research Institute. He holds a doctoral degree from Loyola University. Gil and his wife Vicki have two sons and live in Oxford, Ohio.
GLENN ROSS, MBA ’87 was honored with the Lydia Moss Bradley Award for outstanding service at the 2012 Founder’s Day luncheon. He is a 36-year veteran of Caterpillar Inc. and has worked around the world, currently serving as manager of IT consulting and mergers and acquisitions for the company.
The Peorian’s involvement with the Alumni Association started with board membership in 2005, and he was elected president in 2009. He also served as a member and president of the Parents’ Board of Directors. His two children VALERIE ROSS ’06 and JAMES ROSS ’09 attended the University.
Active in efforts to develop the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, Glenn noted the original concept for the center began on a cocktail napkin. He helped with the creation of the first all-alumni attitude survey, worked on development of a BUAA strategic plan, and served as a mentor and role model for students.
“I believe in the good work Bradley does preparing our future leaders,” Ross said. “This is a special place here on the Hilltop. It’s a place where I’ve seen many dreams come true.”
CARRIE GRUENLOH ’94 was named Bradley’s 2012 Outstanding Young Graduate during Founder’s Day ceremonies in October. The award by the Bradley University Alumni Association honors graduates who have gained early and exceptional achievement in professional or civic life and who continue their involvement with the University.
A senior conflict specialist with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, Carrie has been active in assisting emerging democracy movements around the world. Her work has been used by USAID field staff, the Defense Department, and the National Security Council staff for the State Department.
Carrie holds a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and was a Fulbright Student Fellow in Hungary. She has been honored by the USAID and has completed assignments in Sudan, Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya. She lives in Alexandria, Va.