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Spring 2009 • Volume 15, Issue 2  


Ray LaHood '71 accompanied President Barack Obama when he spoke at a Caterpillar plant in East Peoria on February 12. LaHood is the president's secretary of transportation.

AP photo / Charles Dharapak

Fifty-two years and counting

A single seat in Congress has been held by two Bradley alumni for the past 52 years — now there is a third. All three were honored the day AARON SCHOCK ’02 was sworn in. His predecessor, RAY LAHOOD ’71, is the nationís new secretary of transportation. Full story >

Cabinet post caps LaHood’s career. Full story >


Riding the recession waveRiding the recession wave

Should you be spending or saving? Brushing up on macroeconomics helps consumers better understand the current recession. Full story >


Larry Kruzan sits among his pottery shop wares, with the patriotic bunting from the outside of the store reflected in his glasses.Switching gears

Sticking with one career in a lifetime may be a thing of the past. Meet four alumni who made dramatic changes in their work that also had a positive effect on their personal lives. Full story >


cover of Road & Track magazineOn the right track

Crediting Bradley with his success, the editor-in-chief of Road & Track shares his thoughts about great cars and the automobile industry. Full story >


Brian Shouse '90Shouse signs with Tampa Bay

BRIAN SHOUSE ’90 has signed with the Tampa Bay Rays. The former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher “reinvented” himself seven years ago by developing a new throwing motion. Full story >


FRANK BUSSONE '64 MA '66Training the voices of the next generation

Bradley has a long and rich history of sports broadcasters from JACK BRICKHOUSE ’37 HON ’90 and FRANK BUSSONE ’64 MA ’66 (at left) to ANDY MASUR ’89 and more. Now Bradley will train future sports broadcasters within the sports communication concentration. Full story >