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Introducing the “Where is this?” photo contest

How well do you know the Hilltop? Test your knowledge of campus in our “Where is this?” photo contest from July 1 through September 2. We will post a new photo each Friday on our Facebook page, “Like” our page and enter to win. The first correct responder each week earns a Bradley-themed prize. 

Global Outreach

My belated compliments to you and your staff on the Bradley Hilltopics spring “Global Outreach” feature. It contains many interesting pieces, exceptional photography, and human interest tie-ins. I particularly enjoyed the “Instruments of Hope in Haiti” piece with Professor John Jost and his young musicians.

Garrett Stone
Peoria, Ill.


I read with interest your cover story, “Global Outreach,” on Dr. LISA NATHAN ’98. My company has a very good client that also serves that part of the world. Land of a Thousand Hills (LOTH) is a mission-based for-profit that works directly with the coffee growers in Rwanda to help them earn a sustainable wage. LOTH buys coffee directly from the local growers and processes the coffee beans through the local washing station. The washing station was bought by LOTH’s Do Good LLC nonprofit and turned over to the local village for operation. LOTH then sells the coffee mainly through churches but has many non-church clients, as well. Do Good has supplied coffee bikes for the growers to bring their goods to market, helped build orphanages, and supported the local villagers.

Atlanta, Ga.

Basketball icon

Thank you for the wonderful article in the spring Bradley Hilltopics about Bradley basketball icon JOE ALLEN ’72. You disclosed some facts about him that many of his contemporaries might not have known. Joe was so admired and respected by students and local fans. Look up “stone silence” in a Peoria dictionary in the late 1960s and see a picture of Joe Allen shooting a free throw at the Field House.

Montgomery, Ala. 

Practice House memories

I loved reading the article about the Practice House for home economic majors. It brought back many wonderful memories.

Home ec majors were required to live in the house for one month, and it was a wonderful experience. I have included some pictures taken when I was there in 1957.

Peoria, Ill.

Looking out the front window of Bradley’s Practice House in 1957 are DOROTHY McMANUS BARRY ’58, JEAN LADLEY POWERS ’57, MARY EDWARDS NOLAN ’57, and PAT FOSTER FREDERICK ’58.

JEAN LADLEY POWERS ’57 takes a phone break from duties at the Practice House.

MARY EDWARDS NOLAN ’57 and JEAN LADLEY POWERS ’57 work on laundry in the basement of the Practice House.