People & Events

Peoria Bradley football players took the field again in May for a reunion photo of team members at the site of their home games at Peoria Stadium. Nearly 60 players from the 1950s, 1960s and up to the final season in 1970 attended the three-day event, along with more than 20 of their spouses. After a 73-year history, the program ended in December 1970 with a record of 308-240-32. Other reunion events included tours of Peoria and campus, a golf outing, luncheon and the All About the B Awards Ceremony, where player and coach Billy Stone ’49 MA ’58 was posthumously honored with the Orville Nothdurft Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by Duane Zehr. 

Peoria More than 150 alumni and friends, including (from left) Adam Klaege ’10, Sammi Peterburs ’13, Emily Key ’14 DPT ’17 and Cole Diekhoff ’14, enjoyed wine, food and live music at the Central Illinois Bradley Alumni Chapter (CIBAC) annual wine tasting in the Peplow Pavilion at the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. A silent auction also helped raise funds for CIBAC scholarships. Photo by Zach Evans ’15

Palos Hills BUBAA members, including Rhonda Potts Reynolds ’04 (second from left), and their families held a bowling event in June at Palos Lanes to raise money for the group’s scholarships. More than 100 alumni and family members attended. Photo by Alpha Photography.

Peoria Sudanese alumni and family members gathered June 5–7 on the Hilltop to celebrate their shared heritage and ties to the University. More than 100 people attended picnics, a welcome dinner and a mentoring session for Bradley students.

Denver Alumni in the Mile High City exchanged ideas and conversation while enjoying the weather during an alumni meetup June 28 at Joyride Brewing. 

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