Alumni News | People & Events
Another 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!
LORI WINTERS FAN ’80
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New program geared to young alums
The Bradley University Alumni Association recently launched Young Alumni University. These events are geared toward 2000–2008 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Refer a student
Help bring the best and brightest students from across the country to Bradley. Refer prospective students online by visiting bualum.org/get_involved, and the Office of Admissions will send information to them.
President Joanne Glasser continues to meet with alumni and friends at receptions nationwide. Plans are underway for the following receptions:
For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-952-8258 or visit bualum.org
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October 14“The American Republic in Action” with Dr. Craig Curtis, professor of political science, 6 p.m., Favazza’s, 5201 Southwest Avenue; $25
October 23alumni reception, Radisson Research Triangle Park, 150 Park Drive, 6–8 p.m.
October 2812th annual DuPage County alumni networking event, Ruth Lake Country Club, Hinsdale, 6–8 p.m., complimentary appetizers and cash bar
October 30Bradley Chorale concert, Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park, 6–7:15 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. concert
November 4basketball tip-off luncheon, Harry Caray’s, 33 W. Kinzie, 11:30 a.m.
November 132000–2008 alumni event, Whirlyball, 1880 W. Fullerton, pizza, and cash bar, 7–9 p.m.; $20
November 14dinner theater, Dickens’ “Cricket on the Hearth” and Christmas Comedy Revue, Heritage Square Music Hall; $38.50
December 5CIBAC holiday party, Embassy Suites, 6 p.m.
January 15CFA alumni gala event