Alumni News

What is the “power of 9,539?” 

You are! Each one of us has the power to make a difference in the lives of today’s Bradley students, and I challenge you to get involved now. Our alma mater is better than ever in 2012, touting top-notch faculty, excellent facilities, and outstanding academics. But this has not happened without the participation of the people who care most about its future — Bradley alumni. 

The “power of 9,539” refers to our goal of 20 percent alumni participation in the Bradley Fund. In this election year, consider that your gift represents a vote for Bradley’s future. 

As a Bradley alumna, I feel every bit as obligated to cast my vote for Bradley as I do to cast my vote at the polls. Why? It is in my best interest to ensure that Bradley continues to thrive, achieving its goal of becoming a University of national distinction. Bradley’s continued success impacts the value of our degree. 

As your chief alumni relations officer, my job is to engage alumni in the life of the University in ways that are meaningful and mutually beneficial. And so many of you are fabulously generous with your time! You are advocates, mentors, event hosts, advisers, and organizational leaders. You help recruit new students, share Bradley history and traditions with current students, and hire new grads. Giving your time to enhance the lives of our students is a true measure of your support for the future of our alma mater. I cannot be more proud to represent you! 

As a fellow alum, I am also asking you to show your support for the University that made a positive impact on your life by “casting a vote” with a gift to Bradley. Join me and be among the 20 percent of alumni who make a gift by December 31 in support of the leaders of tomorrow. Your gift and the power of 9,539 alumni will truly make a difference on the Hilltop! 

Executive Director, Alumni Relations

Alumni Events

August 3 

Peoria  CIBAC Bratfest, 5 p.m., Jimmy’s Bar, 2801 W. Farmington Road 

August 12 

St. Louis  SLABAC alumni & student send-off, 1–3 p.m., Stacy Park, Olivette

August 18

Peoria  Move-in day open house for legacy families, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hayden-Clark Alumni Center

September 27

St. Louis  SLABAC wine & chocolate pairing, Bissinger’s at Maryland Plaza. $25 per person

September 28–29

Peoria  Sigma Phi Epsilon ’50s and ’60s Reunion, Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. For information, contact HARRY SHORT ’66 at or IAN CHAFEE ’61 at 

October 20

Peoria  Scout Reunion

November 2–4

Peoria  Bradley Forensics Alumni Network (BFAN) Reunion, Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. Contact  BOB CARROLL ’88 at 

November 10

Chicago  All-Greek Reunion, Harry Caray’s, Lombard 

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


October 10–14

  • Homecoming/Founder’s Day

October 12–14

  • Classes of 2001–2003 — 10th Cluster Reunion
  • Class of 1962 — 50th Reunion

Friday, October 12

  • Founder’s Day
  • Westlake Hall Dedication & Tours
  • Homecoming Festival & Bonfire
  • Unveiling of A.J. Robertson Memorial Statue
  • Volleyball vs. SIU
  • Red & White Basketball Scrimmage
  • Class of 1962 Reunion Events
  • Classes of 2001–2003 Reunion Events

Saturday, October 13

  • Gary R. Tippett Memorial 5K Run/Walk
  • Campus Tours
  • Chat with the President
  • Chat with Coach Geno Ford
  • “Meet the Deans” Ice Cream Social
  • Homecoming Soccer Game vs. Evansville
  • Fireworks
  • 45th anniversary of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Residence hall staff reunion
  • Pi Beta Phi chapter house dedication & alumni happy hour

Sunday, October 13

  • Homecoming Brunch 

Visit for details and a list of events and reunions.

All-Greek Reunion & Exchange

Saturday, November 10, 2012 •6:00 p.m.
Harry Caray’s in Lombard, Ill.

Two years ago, 300 Greeks representing 26 chapters and 15 states met in Chicago for the biggest event of 2010. Don’t miss the encore. Contact your friends today!