Thirteen Community Leaders with Ties to Bradley Honored

October 30, 2020

Since 1993, 40 Leaders Under Forty has recognized the rising young stars of central Illinois. This year is no exception. 

At Bradley University, we are proud to especially celebrate the thirteen community leaders who have ties to our institution. Be sure to click their names to learn more. 

  • Jessica Ball - A proud and engaged alumna of Bradley, Ball serves as a board member of the Braves Club and its Bid for the Braves Auction Committee, helping to raise funds for Bradley Athletics.
  • Justin Ball - Not only does Ball serve as the chief enrollment officer at Bradley, he also serves on the University Senate’s Strategic Planning Committee, Admission and Retention Committee, President’s Cabinet, Academic Council, General Education Revision Committee, and NCAA Ethnic Diversity in Athletics Committee, among others.
  • Amy Braet - Braet is an alumna of Bradley.
  • Phil Brodeur - As a student at Bradley, Brodeur served as treasurer and Small Business Leadership Council representative in the Society for Human Resource Management. Active with the Sigma Chi fraternity, he has continued his service as treasurer of the Sigma Chi Building Association, a nonprofit responsible for maintaining housing for the undergraduate chapter at Bradley.
  • Kenneth Diana - Diana’s community focus started when he was still a student at Bradley, volunteering for a service program to beautify the community and pick up trash in neighborhoods near campus.
  • Sandra Marchand - Marchand was selected to participate in a 10-month executive strategy program at Bradley.
  • Alexander Martin - Martin received an MFA in studio art from Bradley, excelling in the mediums of graphic design, printmaking and installation. Now an adjunct professor at Bradley, he teaches a range of art history and studio art classes. 
  • Noah Menold - Menold is an alumnus of Bradley.
  • Anne Marie Miller - A classically trained ballet and jazz dancer, Miller has performed in local theater and was a member of the Bradley dance team.
  • Sokonie Siah Reed - Dr. Sokonie Siah Reed is an assistant professor of nursing at Bradley, instructing students in both the classroom and clinical settings. The first African American to earn three degrees from Bradley while maintaining a full-time teaching assignment, she blends the roles of leader, nurse educator and community volunteer in seamless fashion.
  • Marty Roth - Roth mentors student leaders at Bradley.
  • Jeff Schieferle Uhlenbrock - Uhlenbrock is an alumni board member of the Bradley Financial Management Association. He was named the Finance Graduate of the Year at Bradley and received the Douglas Thorson Outstanding Scholar in Economics Award, going on to earn his MBA at Bradley.
  • Jessica Thomas - A Silver Life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Thomas has been active with the Peoria NAACP branch, even rechartering the Bradley chapter.