Hurricane Katrina help
The Katrina disaster was heart wrenching on every level. As a claims manager with Allstate, it was extremely therapeutic assisting the Atlanta-based evacuees as well as doing a lot of listening and hand holding. I was happy to see the good news story about an old friend who was personally impacted by the storm, Ralph Johnson ’86 and his family.
Good job, Hilltopics staff!
Cherri Lowe Miller ’86
Grad had hand in historic preservation
I enjoyed your article on “Preserving Chicago’s Pullman state historic site” in the winter issue of Hilltopics.
Shortly after the devastating fire, as the local sales representative for Campbellsville Industries in Campbellsville, Kentucky, I was called in by the architectural firm of Teng and Associates in Chicago. Working with them, we were able to replicate the original clock tower using modern material and fabrication methods. Having only small black and white photos, our design department was able to replicate the many details of the clock tower components and mount them on structural aluminum framework at the factory. The project took about five years.
With the vast network of Bradley alumni in Illinois, it’s not surprising that more than one graduate would be involved in this monumental historical project.
Incidentally, we were the company that replicated the copper dome on Peoria City Hall.
John Del Barba ’58
Remembering the ’50s
Bradley basketball with Chick Hearn calling the games. We sat just a few feet from him.
Duryea Hall—had an 8 o’clock every morning.
Job Center—it kept me at Bradley U.
I really enjoyed Bradley Hilltopics Fall 2005. We can’t forget to mention the Downyflake Restaurant down on Southwest Adams Street. Its motto was:
Russell A. Lindley ’56
“Best part of my life”
I’ve been enjoying reading Hilltopics over the years, and I always look forward to receiving each new issue. It brings back fond memories of my years not only at Bradley, but also in the United States in general. It was the best part of my life. Hilltopics is my only tangible connection to my alma mater, and I keep every single one of them. Though I still visit the United States once or twice a year on business trips, mainly in the Bay area, I’ve never had the chance to go back to Bradley. I hope one day I’ll be able to bring my wife and children back to the place where my adult life really began.
Keep up the good job, and I’m looking forward to continuing my relationship and connection with Bradley through Hilltopics.
Lizam Abdul Karim ’89