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Fall 2008 • Volume 14, Issue 4  

Alumni News
Alumni News  |  People & Events  


Director's Corner

Lori Winters Fan '80Another summer has flown by, and the Bradley University Alumni Association didn’t waste a minute of it! The BUAA greets this new academic year with new officers: ED TRUE ’54, president, GLENN ROSS, MBA ’87, president-elect, and MICHELLE NOE ’98, vice president, and directors ALICE QUIBILAN BUSH ’73, JENI ABRAHAM COURI ’84, KRISTIN SMITH LADEWIG ’93, and AMY TURK ’97, along with a host of exciting new alumni opportunities designed to educate, engage, and connect back to our alma mater.

It’s no surprise that Bradley alumni are passionately committed to the success of our institution. Graduates frequently ask how they can help, and the BUAA has identified a variety of ways for you to contribute to our alma mater’s bright future. Most importantly, many of these activities will directly benefit current students and young alumni.

From the newly launched Young Alumni University to Dinner for Ten or the alumni-facilitated EHS 120 class, “Bradley History & Traditions,” this comprehensive student engagement plan was created by alumni — for the benefit of future alumni. These efforts rely on alumni volunteers for their success, and I personally invite you to be a part of this exciting new movement.

Can you (or your employer) share expertise about buying a first home or investing for the future? Would you host a dinner for eight current students to help them build their networking skills? Could you facilitate an inspiring discussion about Lydia Moss Bradley and the University’s history to a freshman class? Perhaps you can deliver Bradley materials to your local high school counselors.

Help us build a stronger alumni association — one that keeps its eye on the future by reaching back to ensure the success of our current students and young alumni. Contact the alumni office (309-677-2240 or 1-800-952-8258) to find out how!



Homecoming 2008


Homecoming 2008

Get more details and a list of reunions. Go>


New program geared to young alums

The Bradley University Alumni Association recently launched Young Alumni University. These events are geared toward 20002008 graduates and focus on life topics such as home buying and investing. For more information or to share a topic idea, e-mail JULIE PFLEEGER HOLMES ’06 at


Check these Web sites

Bradley red is going green Help the Bradley University Alumni Association conserve energy and save paper and postage. Update your e-mail address to ensure you’ll be notified of special campus news and events, as well as alumni events in your area. Send your e-mail address to or log onto the online community at

View alumni event photos Visit the new photo gallery at to view chapter and affinity group event photos, Homecoming memories, and more.


Refer a student

Help bring the best and brightest students from across the country to Bradley. Refer prospective students online by visiting, and the Office of Admissions will send information to them.


President's Receptions

President Joanne Glasser continues to meet with alumni and friends at receptions nationwide. Plans are underway for the following receptions:

October 28 San Francisco
Home of Dave and ELIZABETH ASIP EVANS ’76, 539 Edgewood Rd., San Mateo.

November 5 Houston
Daily Review Café, 3417 W. Lamar, 6-8 p.m.

November 6 San Antonio
Dominion Country Club, 1 Dominion Dr., hosted by JOHN ’81 and AMY SHAW FARUGIA ’81, 6-8 p.m.

November 20 Chicago
Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., hosted by Lynda and CARL BIRKELBACH ’62, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-952-8258 or visit


Chapter Contacts

View an interactive map of the locations and contacts of the Alumni Chapters and Groups. Go >