Alumni Connections

Director’s Corner

It’s an exciting time on campus as we welcome Gary Roberts ’70 as Bradley’s 11th president. The first alumnus president since Martin “Jerry” Abegg ’47 HON ’93 from 1970–92, Roberts brings a unique perspective to the university. He started his duties Jan. 1 after working as dean and professor at McKinney School of Law at Indiana University in Indianapolis and at Tulane University’s law school. After arriving in town with his wife, Donna, Roberts met students, faculty, staff and area leaders at a series of receptions. We wish him the best as he settles into his new role.

Thanks to all who joined us Feb. 20 for Alumni Night at Carver Arena. They saw the Braves rally for a 73-70 men’s basketball victory over Drake University in Bradley’s 1,000th game in the Missouri Valley Conference and enjoyed a pregame gathering at the Peoria Civic Center. A group of outstanding Bradley athletes also were honored at the event. 

Please mark your calendars to join us for Homecoming 2016 as we celebrate the legacy of our beloved founder, Lydia Moss Bradley. The weeklong celebration starts Sept. 11 and is combined this year with Family Weekend events. Enjoy your favorite Homecoming activities such as the Lighting of the B and the tailgate and soccer game Sept. 17 against Evansville. We’d love to have you back on the Hilltop. 

Hail, Red and White, 

Tory McCord Jennetten ’96
Executive Director, Alumni Relations

Alumni Events 

April 8 // Peoria

CIBAC Wine Tasting; 5–7:30 p.m., Peplow Pavilion at the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center; $20 in advance, $30 at the door.

April 16 // Peoria

Phi Gamma Delta Annual Frank Norris Pig Dinner; 5 p.m. cocktails, 6 p.m. dinner; $60 per person.

April 22–24 // Peoria

BUBAA “Back Where It All Began” reunion; various locations and events; check for complete schedule.

April 28 // Chicago

Afternoon at the Morton Arboretum with James Ballowe; lunch and presentation at noon, 1:30–2:30 p.m. guided tram tour, 2:30–3:30 p.m. guided walk; $35 per person.

May 14 // Peoria


June 27–30 // Reno, Nev.

Bradley Veterans Reunion

Aug. 5 // Peoria

CIBAC Bratfest

Visit for details and registration, or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (309) 677-3565 or (800) 952-8258.