The Bradley Forensics Alumni Network (BFAN) was founded in 2007 to connect forensics alumni, coaches, and supporters to each other, to the forensics program, and to the University. All current and former members of the Bradley speech, debate, or college bowl teams are invited to participate in BFAN activities. BFAN members have the opportunity to get involved on many levels, from coaching students and judging tournaments nationwide to attending and hosting alumni events and reunions and helping to recruit new Bradley University students. Please visit the Bradley Forensics Alumni Network (BFAN) website or the BFAN Facebook Page.

Alumni Work Weekend (AWW)

Alumni Work Weekend (AWW) takes place the third full weekend in February.  BFAN members are invited back to campus to coach, reminisce, and socialize with the current team as well as fellow alumni.  The event kicks off with a mock tournament Saturday morning, individual sessions with the students in the afternoon, and a showcase in the evening with dinner and socializing to follow.  Sunday provides more individual time with the current team with the event concluding early Sunday afternoon.  Alumni are welcome to come for some or all of the event or even SKYPE in if they would like.  For more information contact Assistant Director of Forensics Justin Helmley,

Annual Alumni Work Weekend Dates:

  • February 21-22, 2015
  • February 20-21, 2016
  • February 18-19, 2017

BFAN Reunion

In conjunction with major events hosted by the Bradley University Speech Team, a BFAN reunion takes place every four years bringing alumni together from across the country.

BFAN’s next reunion will take place March 31st-April 3rd, 2017 in conjunction with Bradley University hosting the 2017 American Forensics Association National Individual Events Tournament.  Save the date! More details to follow!