Short receives Wall Street Journal Award

October 13, 2010

Resident Advisor. Peer Career Advisor. President of the Society of Human Resources Management. President of the Association of Residence Halls (ARH).

What do all of these posts have in common?

Alumnus Daniel Short filled each of them, and many more leadership positions, during his time at Bradley.

Now Short has another success to add to his long list of accomplishments– the Wall Street Journal Award.

The Wall Street Journal Award is an award given to a graduate of the Business Management and Administration Department who has shown outstanding academic achievement and service.

Short took advantage of every opportunity to gain leadership and professional experience during his time at Bradley. He took the initiative to arrange a trip to a firm in Chicago for students in the Society of Human Resources and Management. Also, in addition to his award-winning efforts in the National Sales Competition, he helped bring US Cellular to Bradley’s campus.

Short currently works for Cardinal Health, selling medical products to small hospitals.

He manages some 70 accounts, which make up more than $8 million in annual sales.

“Every day at work, I apply the education I received from Bradley’s Foster College of Business Administration,” Short said. “Bradley’s emphasis on student involvement introduced me to ‘un-teachable’ elements like leadership, teamwork, and communication.”

Valerie Pape, an instructor in the Department of Business Management and Administration at Bradley, interacted with Short during a 2009 study abroad trip to Austria. While in Vienna with a music class, Short accompanied the HR class on their visit to a global consulting firm. 

“Dan is very eager to learn new things, new ideas – even if it’s not for a grade or a class he’s currently taking,” Pape said.

Pape was pleased, and not surprised, to hear Short had been awarded the Wall Street Journal honor.

“It was a recognition for a good student, a good leader, and a person with a lot of potential,” Pape said.