Dr. Domenico and Betty Volturno Award

Dr. Domenico Volturno came to Bradley’s religious studies department in 1959, lecturing on world religions and stressing the theme of unity among all people around the world. He was an active Bradley faculty member supporting athletics and strengthening student/faculty relations. He was also on the faculty bowling and table tennis teams. Sadly, Dr. Volturno was killed July 30, 1977.

This award is being presented to honor an outstanding senior who values service to humanity. The recipient must have values similar to Dr. Volturno’s. Since the dignity of the award is a main factor in its being presented, the moral character of the recipient must be outstanding. To be eligible, the student must:

  1. Have earned at least 90 hours (senior standing).
  2. Have a cumulative grade point of 3.0.
  3. Submit a complete application to the Bradley University Alumni Association Selection Committee by April 21, 2017.
  4. (Optional) be nominated by another person.

The winner of the award will receive a memento as well as a $100 gift. In addition, their name will be added to the plaque hung in the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center library which is engraved with the name of each year’s recipient. This will serve to influence and remind young people of the importance of service to others, the unselfish type of service practiced by Dr. Volturno and by many outstanding students at Bradley. Thus, in Dr. Volturno’s memory, a special award is being presented to the senior who possesses altruistic and humane values.