Alumni News

If you haven’t yet registered to attend our inaugural Leadership Summit June 13–15, don’t wait. You won’t want to miss this exciting learning and networking opportunity! Meet Bradley alumni and faculty known for their local, regional, and national leadership. Take away new skills and resources for building a better workplace, balancing business and civic leadership, managing change, and much more. 

President Glasser opens the Summit with a casual dinner and entertainment on the new Alumni Quad. Spend Friday enhancing your leadership skills, enjoying luncheon discussions with Bradley faculty or session speakers, and learning more about the many Bradley resources available to you in our Exhibit Hall. End the day at our gala dinner featuring U.S. Secretary of Transportation RAY LaHOOD ’71 HON ’11 as he shares lessons he learned from the Hilltop to Capitol Hill. Sessions continue on Saturday before closing with a special luncheon featuring a few surprises!

Visit for details. Sign up by April 30 for the early-bird rate!

Lori Winters Fan
Executive Director, Alumni Relations

Alumni Events

April 19

Peoria  CIBAC wine tasting, 5–7:30 p.m., Hayden-Clark Alumni Center

April 20

Peoria  Service on Saturday Red and White Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, $10; service projects, 9:30 a.m.; Preregister to volunteer in the community with Bradley students.

April 20

Chicago  BU Black Alumni Alliance awards reception, 7–11 p.m., Mr. Benny’s Steakhouse, 20857 S. Cicero Ave., Matteson 

April 23

New York  An Evening
with President Glasser, 6:30–8:30 p.m., 21 Club, Puncheon Room, 21 W. 52nd St., hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, $40 

May 9

Kansas City  Alumni networking happy hour,
5–8 p.m.,The Granfalloon on the Country Club Plaza, 608 Ward Parkway

May 23

Peoria  Braves of the Last Decade (BOLD) Night at O’Brien Field, Peoria Chiefs vs. Kane County, 6:30 p.m., $9

June 24

Chicago  Golf outing,
Royal Fox Country Club,
St. Charles, 11 a.m. lunch; 12:15 p.m. shotgun start

July 3

San Francisco  Oakland A’s vs. Chicago Cubs, tailgate party, 4:30 p.m.; game, 7:05 p.m.; $30 for tailgate and game

July 13

Kansas City  T-Bones baseball game, tailgate party, 5 p.m.; game,
7:05 p.m.; $10

August 4

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

October 16–20

Homecoming and Class of 1963 50th Reunion

October 18

Founder’s Day

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

Featured Speakers

Eric Brinker ’98

President, Metro Leasing Co.; Global Ambassador, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Calvin Butler ’91

Sr. VP Regulatory & External Affairs, Baltimore Gas & Electric

Orlando Ceaser ’73

President & CEO, Watchwell Communications

Marietta Davis ’81

District General Manager, Microsoft Corp.

Brett Ellis ’04

Territory Manager, Walz Label & Mailing Systems

Dina Lind Emser, MA ’81

Executive Leadership Coach, Dina Emser Professional Development

Keynote Speaker

Nuria White Fernandez ’82

COO, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Steve Gorman, MBA ’78

Executive Vice President & COO, Delta Air Lines

Keynote Speaker

Ray LaHood ’71 HON ’11

U. S. Secretary of Transportation

Todd Popham, MBA ’04

Founder, Popham & Associates, LLC

Dr. Jennifer Robin

Asst. Professor of Business Management & Administration, Bradley University

George Ruebenson ’70

President (retired), Allstate Protection, Allstate Insurance Co.

Leslie Schultz ’07

Listing and Marketing Manager, Keller Williams Realty - The Kepple Team

Amy Turk ’97

Vice President, Wealth Adviser, Wells Fargo Bank

Dr. Larry Weinzimmer ’83 MBA ’85

Professor of Business Management & Administration, Bradley University