From the Board President


It is my pleasure to welcome you back to the Hilltop, on behalf of the Bradley University Alumni Association (BUAA) Board of Directors. This is an exciting time for Bradley. Change on campus, from facilities to academic programs, reflect Bradley’s leadership in higher education; offering regional, national, and world-class educational opportunities.

The BUAA is here to support lifelong connection with the University, its faculty, staff, and our worldwide network of over 67,000 proud alumni. I believe that our Bradley experience continues to contribute to our personal and professional lives after graduation. Bradley continues to offer opportunities on-campus, in your local communities, and virtually to meet our changing needs and interests.

There are numerous ways to stay engaged with Bradley:

Attend an Event: Bradley events are scheduled on campus and throughout the country. Check the online event calendar for upcoming events near you and feel free to invite friends, family and potential students. We are always looking for volunteers to host or help coordinate events in their area. If this is something of interest to you, contact the alumni office for more information.

Connect via Social Media: Follow Bradley’s LinkedIn Groups. Virtually join us for Rise of the Red Fridays, and support Bradley teams!

Continuing Education and Career Services: Consider Bradley’s continuing education programs and services including various Online Degree Programs, the Smith Career Center, and other Professional Development Programs.

Come Back to Campus: If it’s been awhile since you’ve last been on the Hilltop, you will be amazed by the changes to campus. From the remodeling of Bradley Hall, Westlake Hall, The Markin Family Student Recreation Center, The Hayden-Clark Alumni Center, the Renaissance Coliseum, and the new Circle of Pride, Bradley continues to improve the Bradley experience.

Hire Bradley Students: Connect with the Smith Career Center for intern and job opportunities. Employer access to Bradley netWork, Job Fairs, and Intern programs via the Smith Career Center connect you to talented interns, graduates, and alumni.

Volunteer: There are many ways to volunteer with the BUAA. Visit our “Get Involved” page to learn more. Ask your kids, grandkids and children of friends and colleagues to consider attending Bradley. Consider donating your time and talents; the amount that you give is not nearly as important as the thought and action. It helps insure that students for generations to come will be able to share in the Bradley experience.

Once a Brave, Always a Brave!

Ryan C. Brown, ‘95
President, BUAA