BUAA Names Lydia Moss Bradley Award Recipient


Brian Miller ’79, president of the Bradley University Alumni Association, presented the University's most prestigious alumni honors — Distinguished Alumnus Award, Outstanding Young Graduate Award, and Lydia Moss Bradley Award — at the Founder's Day luncheon in October. Nominations for the 2014 awards may be submitted at no later than April 1.

With more than 50 years on the Hilltop, Ken Goldin ’64 MA ’72 was honored with the Lydia Moss Bradley Award for outstanding service at the 2013 Founder’s Day luncheon. From 1965 until his retirement in 2012, Ken held the positions of director of housing and director of auxiliary services and business manager supervising auxiliary services including Bradley police and the University bookstore, and managing University real estate including off-campus student rentals. 

An ardent Braves fan, Ken has served on the Bradley Athletic Committee and Braves Club board. He organized game-day luncheons and was a travel guide for trips to the NCAA and NIT tournaments. Brian Miller ’79, president of the Bradley University Alumni Association, acknowledged that Ken “left huge footprints on our campus and in our hearts.”

In addition to the University, the community benefited from Ken’s tireless presence. He served as a trustee for the Peoria Park District and on the boards of the Civic Center Authority, Crittenton Care and Counseling Center, South Side Office of Concern, and the Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Ken was honored with Bradley’s Francis C. Mergen Memorial Award for Public Service in 1996, and although he has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his lifetime, he noted, “The Lydia Moss Bradley Award, in particular, means a lot more to me than all the other awards combined.”

— K.M.



2013 Outstanding Young Grad

With two Academy Award nominations and a 2006 Oscar for “best makeup,” Tami Lane ’96 can now add the designation of “Outstanding” to her resume.

The distinguished prosthetics and special effects makeup artist was named Bradley’s 2013 Outstanding Young Graduate on Founder’s Day in October. Presented by the Bradley University Alumni Association, the award recognizes alums who have gained early and exceptional achievement in professional or civic life and who continue to be involved with the University.

Tami accepted the award via a pre-recorded video, thanking the University for the honor and noting she was on location in the French Alps, where she was working on a new Lance Armstrong biopic. Her other movie credits — more than two dozen — include some of the most iconic films of our time; among them are Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as all three installments of The Hobbit. More recently, she made up villains for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and assisted with the ABC-TV comedy Super Fun Night.

When not on location, the Peoria native resides in Los Angeles. Visit, to read more about Tami’s career.

— C.M.