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Summer 2007 • Volume 13, Issue 3
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Renee C. Byer '80

Bradley graduate wins Pulitzer

Renée C. Byer ’80 has earned the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography. “A Mother’s Journey” is a series of black-and-white photographs that chronicle a year in the lives of a single mother and her son as he battled a rare form of childhood cancer. She also earned the World Understanding Award by Pictures of the Year International for the series.

Byer has been a news photographer, photo editor, and designer for more than 25 years. She has worked at many daily newspapers including the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Hartford Courant, and the Journal Star in Peoria. She has worked at The Sacramento Bee since 2003.

In addition to the Pulitzer, Byer has won awards from the National Press Photographers Association, Society of News Design, the Associated Press, and the Best of the West photo and design contests. In 2005, she won the Harry Chapin Media Award for World Hunger in photojournalism for her photographs on biotechnology and the McClatchy President’s Award for her photographs in the “Women at War” series.

A feature on Byer will follow in the upcoming fall issue of Bradley Hilltopics.

To view the Pulitzer Prize feature photography " A Mother's Journey" visit the Web site. Go>


Institute of Principled Leardership's kickoff event.

Former Congressman Robert H. Michel ’48 HON ‘81 was among the speakers at the Institute for Principled Leadership’s kickoff event on April 27 at the Hotel Père Marquette. From left, incoming student body officers Todd Moore ’08 (secretary), Josh Cox ’09 (treasurer), Nick Fahnders ’10 (vice president), Jordan Ticaric ’08 (president), Michel, and outgoing officers Byron Irving ’07 (president), Shayla Jones ’07 (vice president), Scott Gaught ’07 (treasurer), and Eric Swanson ’09 (secretary).

Recreation center  •  Pulitzer Prize feature photography