Spring Issue Warms Hearts

The spring issue featuring Tami Lane ’96 on the cover has to be the best issue of Bradley Hilltopics I have seen, hands down. Not only was the article on Tami interesting because of the insider’s view of the special effects industry, it also did a great job highlighting her curriculum vitae. The cover design was very creative, and I appreciated it immensely. I really liked the photographs of the Bradley experience through the years — I can show my stepchildren exactly what it looked like in my dorm room. Keep up the great work. 

Jim M. Cook ’95
Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Congratulations on the informative spring 2013 issue. As usual, the layout of subjects and photos is great. A tip of the hat to the staff for keeping Bradley Hilltopics a visual and narrative history of the campus and those who teach, attend and visit. 

Dave Baer
Peoria, Ill.  

Many thanks for publishing “At Home on Campus” by Gayle Erwin McDowell ’77 in the spring issue of Bradley Hilltopics. As a 1982 graduate and former director of student activities from 1984 to 1997, it was fascinating to see the changes that have occurred in residence life. I read the article both online and in the magazine, and have many heartwarming memories of my days as a student and administrator. I recall the dedication of Tim Wendle ’72 MA ’81 in serving students and am pleased that a residence hall is still named for him. Be it through new buildings or refurbishments, the desire to serve students at their “home away from home” remains quintessentially Bradley. 

Peggy Sassorossi Hnatusko ’82
Mishawaka, Ind. 

I enjoyed the article in the spring 2013 Bradley Hilltopics about dorms through the years. I spent my freshman year in the original Harper Hall. It was a women’s dorm then with cramped rooms and small closets after having been a men’s dorm. It had a very nice entrance on Main Street. The picture you showed was the back. 

Frances Kerber Walrond ’59
Webster Groves, Mo. 

We thoroughly enjoy each of the Bradley Hilltopics issues and how they positively reflect on the University. We would like our grandchildren to consider attending Bradley and feel the magazine provides them with a positive view of our alma mater

Alan Lisle ’55
Joanne Chant Lisle ’57
Indianapolis, Ind. 

Website Fan

Great Hilltopics website! This was my first time to really look at the website in detail. Being an engineering graduate and a sports fan, I am interested in those areas. I am also impressed with the enthusiasm that Bradley’s president appears to bring to her job. 

James McFaul ’71
Hattiesburg, Miss. 

A Bradley Family

A past issue of Bradley Hilltopics showed a Facebook post of a baby whose middle name is Bradley. It brought smiles to our faces as we read that his name was picked to honor his parents’ college years. We, too, have three of our four children’s names related to the University due to our great memories of our years on campus: Bradley, Lydia and Laura. We love telling our kids about our years at Bradley, and perhaps someday we’ll be the proud parents of four Bradley Braves! 

Christopher Wichael ’93
Valerie Casteel Wichael ’95
Dunlap, Ill. 

Remembering George Armstrong

I’ve become aware of the latest 2013 national speech championships awarded to Bradley and can’t help but reflect on George Armstrong, one of the most important figures to have come into my life. He was my speech teacher and more. His concern for me extended past school hours and into my daily existence. I never told him how much I appreciated his help. He was a great man. Thank you, Mr. Armstrong. 

Delmar Griffin ’81
Lewisville, Texas