Top Stories of 2018

December 26, 2018

From Peoria to PyeongChang, South Korea, 2018 brought many proud moments to the Bradley family. Relive the year’s best news in our list of the top 10 most-viewed stories on the university website. You’re also invited to like, share or tweet your favorite highlights from the past 365 days.

One of the Best
Bradley University continued a streak of 20-plus years as a top-10 university in U.S. News and World Report’s annual America’s Best Colleges rankings.

Back to School
Welcome Week activities introduced the Class of 2022 to life on the Hilltop.

Graduation Celebration
Meet a few of the graduates who began life’s next chapter in May.

Making Order of Disorder
Friends and faculty helped public relations major Natalie Aiken overcome an anxiety disorder.

Excellent Experiences
The Springer Center’s outstanding interns explored careers across the country.

Engaged Students
For the third straight year, Bradley ranked among the top 15 schools for student engagement in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.

Taking Chances
Accounting major Jack Walter turned a serious accident into a study abroad opportunity in China.

Around the World in 90 Days
Noelle Mefford chased her theater dreams from New York to London to Los Angeles.

Front Row to History
Students helped NBC Sports broadcast dramatic finishes from the PyeongChang Olympics. 

Lyrical Leadings
Music, business interests pave Tony Briones’ path from Dallas.



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