Alumni News

Director’s Corner

Lori Winters Fanhome·com·ing — the return of a group of people, usually on a special occasion, to a place formerly frequented or regarded as home. That’s the dictionary definition.

According to Bradley, it’s the don’t-miss event of the year! Once again, we’re making history on the Hilltop. We’re combining Homecoming & Parents’ Weekend to bring more alumni, more activities, and more fun to campus than ever before. 

Celebrate more established traditions with us on Founder’s Day as we honor Lydia Moss Bradley, recognize distinguished alumni and faculty, and kick off the weekend with a bonfire and pep rally. Take part in another historical moment when we officially welcome you to your new home on the Hilltop, the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. This home is like no other. Built by alumni, for alumni, our new home is a magnificent tribute to Bradley’s history and its future — and the thousands of graduates who shape them both. 

Meet your friends and former classmates during any one of the many events, meetings, and reunions being planned, including the Greek Reunion, Class of 1961 Golden Reunion, and the Alumni & Parents Sunday brunch. Watch for more details on or

home·com·ing? — the time for friends and family to reconnect, relive fond memories and make new ones; to celebrate our history and to imagine our future. 

See you on the Hilltop. 


Alumni Events

March 20

Phoenix Avanti’s tailgate party, 11 a.m., Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants spring training game, 1:05 p.m., $22, Hohokam Stadium, Mesa

April 12

Dallas Evening with the President at the home of CHARLES ANDERSON ’79 and AUDREY LIMONTA ANDERSON ’80

April 28

Springfield Alumni event featuring Dr. Craig Cady, associate professor of biology

May 6

Peoria CIBAC wine tasting and art sale, Renaissance Coliseum, 5:30 p.m.

May 20

Rockford Rockford area alumni event at the home of Ted and CHERI NORDENBERG GREENLEE ’71

June 19

San Francisco Avanti’s tailgate party, 5 p.m., and Giants vs. A’s, Oakland Coliseum, game time 7:05 p.m.

June 27

Chicago Chicagoland golf outing, Royal Fox Country Club, St. Charles, 11:30 a.m.; lunch, golf, and dinner

August 7

St. Louis Alumni picnic and student send-off, Stacy Park, Olivette, 1–3 p.m.

For more information, visit or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 309-677-2240 or 800-952-8258.

Homecoming 2011

Submit nominations for alumni awards

The Bradley University Alumni Association seeks nominations for three annual awards: the Distinguished Alumnus/a Award, the Outstanding Young Graduate Award, and the Lydia Moss Bradley Award. For information about criteria or to obtain a nomination form, call 800-952-8258 or 309-677-2240, or visit The deadline for nominations is April 1.