Three Honored on Founder’s Day

Dr. Kevin Finson

October 18, 2013

Last fall’s Founder’s Day celebration brought recognition for three from the Teacher Education department.

Chester “Chet” Walker ’62 was named to the Centurion Society, a distinguished group of alumni who have brought national and international recognition to Bradley University. This group serves as examples for all Bradley alumni and students. To view further details visit

Dr. Kevin Finson was named the Samuel Rothberg Professional Excellence Award recipient. This award recognizes professional excellence and is one of Bradley’s highest academic awards. As stated in the BU website Events section, “Dr. Finson is praised for his depth and breadth of knowledge and the contributions he has made as a scholar in science education. He has been a pioneer in the area of visual data in science education. His work has been published in national journals making significant contributions to his profession. In addition to his research, Dr. Finson has chaired the Department of Teacher Education and has held leadership positions with national and international associations.”

Dr. David McMullen was also recognized on Founder’s Day for his service to the University. Dr. McMullen has been on the Teacher Education department faculty for the past 25 years. Dr. McMullen currently serves as the associate department chairman and works with secondary education majors. For more details, visit

Congratulations to these three for representing us so well.