Alumni Connections

Director’s Corner - Tory McCord Jennetten ’96

Greetings from the Hilltop as we invite you to our second Bradley University Alumni Association Leadership Summit on campus June 11–13. You won’t want to miss this exciting learning and networking opportunity. Meet Bradley alumni known for their local, regional and national leadership, along with faculty from the Foster College of Business, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology. We invite you to attend with fellow alumni or bring colleagues to your alma mater for our top-notch professional Summit. The event is open to the public.

The Summit kicks off Thursday evening with a casual dinner on our beautiful Alumni Quad. Speakers committed as of press time include: Tim Bender ’82, David Bozeman ’91, Brad Cohen ’96, Matt MacDonald ’98, Kelly Winkler Semrau ’82, Dr. Charlene Dewey ’85, the Hon. James Shadid ’79, Adam Suri ’88, Lanetha Neal ’87 with Dr. Chris Jones, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Dr. Ed Bond, associate professor of marketing; Dr. Chuck Stoner, professor of management and leadership; Dean Lex Akers of the Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology; and Dean Darrell Radson of the Foster College of Business.

Visit for details. Sign up by May 1 for the early bird discount.

I look forward to welcoming you home at such a lovely time of the year.

Tory McCord Jennetten ’96
Executive Director
Alumni Relations

Alumni Events

May 2 // Peoria

PIKE 65th anniversary reception and dinner; $50 alumni, $25 guest; visit for more information.

May 2–4 // Peoria

Football reunion for former players and their families; visit for details and to register.

June 6 // Chicago

BUBAA Scholar Bowl Fundraiser; 5–10 p.m., Palos Lanes, Palos Hills, Ill.; $20 in advance,  $25 at the door, $12 for children 12 and under.  

June 11–13 // Peoria

Leadership Summit; Visit for registration and more information.

June 15 // Chicago

Chicagoland Golf Outing; Royal Fox Country Club, St. Charles, Ill.

August 7 // Peoria

CIBAC Bratfest; Jimmy’s Bar, 2801 W. Farmington Road.

August 8 // Chicago

BUBAA Senior Send-Off BBQ; 6–8 p.m., Dan Ryan Woods, Grove 15; 82nd and Western. 

August 9 // St. Louis

SLABAC Senior Send-off Picnic; 1–3 p.m., Stacy Park, 9750 Old Bonhomme Road, Olivette, Mo.; $5 for alumni, free for incoming freshmen and their parents.

September 20–26 //  Peoria

Class of 1965 50th Reunion


For program information, visit or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (309) 677-3565 or (800) 952-8258.

Keynote Speakers

Tim Bender ’82

Senior Vice President Sales, Sony Computer Entertainment of America 

David Bozeman ’91

Senior Vice President, Caterpillar Enterprise System Group 

Brad Cohen ’96

Educator, Author, Inspirational Speaker 

Matt MacDonald ’98

Executive Vice President and Executive Creative Director, BBDO 

Kelly Winkler Semrau ’82

Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, SC Johnson