People & Events

Peoria The annual Rising Star Dinner on February 21 honored 42 first-year Bradley students for their leadership and campus involvement. After the dinner, past recipients of the honor, alumni, and Bradley Ambassadors held a networking reception at the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. Thirty-five of the Rising Stars shown are (front row, from left) Ryan Southwood, Cydney Young, Mackenzie Payne, Alexandra Brunn, Marie Calcopietro, Jessica Lach, Mary McInerney, Olga Krapivner and Haley Walker. Second row: Taylor Provax, Olivia Althiser, Rachel Thomas, Elizabeth Jensen, Caitlin Crowley, Dallas Garrison, Carolyn Stewart, Lindsay Cerchio, Nicole Nevicosi and Melissa Wroblewski. Third row: Tim Klein, Erica D’Ambrose, Hannah Mayfield, Trenton Parrish, Jack Koeppel, Aaron Morden, Margaret Thon, Sylvia Evers and Matthew Campbell. Fourth row: Charles Barchett, Joshua McGehee, Xzavier Taylor, Colin Kavanaugh, Maxwell Masucci, Julia Bruynseels and Fatimatou Bah.

Peoria More than 180 alumni attended the biennial reunion of the Bradley University Black Alumni Alliance (BUBAA) April 25–27. BUBAA Board members include (from left) Hubert Stalling Jr. ’85, Wanda Bolton ’73, Vance Pierce ’03 MA ’05, Rhonda Potts ’04, Michael R. Davis ’75, Renee Jones Webb ’74, and Nathan Martin III ’84.

Jupiter, Florida Sue VanEtten Uphoff ’78 and her husband, Jim, were among a group of eighteen alumni and friends who watched the St. Louis Cardinals in a spring training game on March 8.

Seattle Dr. Stacey Robertson (left), Oglesby Professor of American Heritage, discussed her research about modern-day slavery at an alumni networking reception on March 14 at the Washington Athletic Club.

Naples, Florida About 45 alumni and friends gathered February 12 at the West Bay Club for an evening with President Joanne Glasser, including Dr. Darrell Radson, James Richmond, President Glasser, Jeanne Richmond and Dr. Lex Akers.

Peoria Taking a break from the CIBAC Wine Tasting on May 2 in the Peplow Pavilion were (from left) B.J. Ullom ’12, Ashley Cox ’13, Katie Conoboy ’13, Sammi Peterburs ’13, Morgan Liphart ’12, and (front) Adam Klaege ’10.

Overland Park, Kansas About 15 alumni and friends gathered February 25 at Futbol Club Eatery & Tap to watch the Braves basketball team take on Wichita State.

Washington, D.C. Alumni and friends networked and laughed at a live performance of the famed Capitol Steps group at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on March 1.