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Bradley Hilltopics

Spring 2010 • Volume 16, Issue 2  

Alumni News
Alumni News  |  People & Events  


Director’s Corner

Alumni Events


April 9

St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota Swarm lacrosse game and alumni dinner, Xcel Energy Center, 6 p.m., $29


April 16–18

Peoria BU Black Alumni Alliance reunion; visit for more information


May 7

Peoria CIBAC wine tasting, Heuser Art Center, 5:30 p.m.


May 22

Milwaukee Wine tasting and alumni reception, Cedar Creek Winery, Bridge Road, Cedarburg, Wis., 6:30 p.m., $20; tour, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes


May 27

Chicago CABAC night at the theater, “Billy Elliot,” Ford Center, 7:30 p.m., $65. Meet George Brown, chairman of Theatre Arts Department, at Sopraffina Marketcaffe, 5:30 p.m.


June 24

Chicago BUCAN networking event, Manny’s Coffee Shop and Deli, 1141 S. Jefferson St., 5:30 p.m.


June 28

Chicago Chicagoland golf outing, Royal Fox Country Club, St. Charles, 11:30 a.m.


August 8

St. Louis Alumni picnic and student send-off, Stacy Park, 9750 Old Bonhomme Road, Olivette, 1–3 p.m.


For more information,
visit or contact
the Office of Alumni Relations
at 309-677-2240 or 800-952-8258.

Lori Winters Fan '80 with Taste of the Hilltop coffeeSome of my most meaningful conversations have taken place over a simple cup of coffee with friends. In fact, the very best part of my job is listening to the stories and special memories Bradley alumni have about their days on campus. Therefore, the BUAA and I invite you to enjoy Taste of the Hilltop Blend coffee to help stir up some of your fond Bradley memories!

Whether you graduated in 1949 or 2009, your tales never cease to amaze and inspire me. They are stories of opportunity, hardship, friendship, and achievement. They include tales of love, loss, determination, and great joy … not to mention great fun!

Taste of the Hilltop coffee

Find Taste of the Hilltop coffee online at


Up close these anecdotes are ours alone, unique stitches of many brilliant colors. But take a step back and they become a fantastic tapestry that tells a much bigger story, the Bradley story. Imagine — your unique tale is inextricably woven together with the stories of thousands of fellow Bradley grads like GEN. JOHN SHALIKASHVILI ’58, retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; TOM TARADASH ’65, NFL committee member and life director of the Fiesta Bowl; CHERYL CORLEY ’76, NPR reporter; DR. LARRY WEINZIMMER ’83 MBA ’85, Bradley professor; GWEN HOLDMANN ’94, renewable energy pioneer; and MANDY PIERCE-ELLIS ’04 MA ’07, special education teacher.

Ultimately, your story is Bradley’s story, and we would love to hear what you are doing! Won’t you join me for a cup of coffee? If you can’t make it to campus, call, text, or invite your college friends over for some conversation and a “Taste of the Hilltop!” Come on … let’s talk!



Homecoming 2010 Save the Date


Race for the Cure events

April 17

Indianapolis Race for the Cure
IUPUI Library, 9 a.m., contact team captain ROXANNE CERDA ’96,

May 8

Peoria Race for the Cure
Metro Centre, 8 a.m., contact team captain KAREN CROWLEY METZINGER, MA ’97,

May 9

Philadelphia Race for the Cure
Eakins Oval/Philadelphia Museum of Art, 7 a.m., contact team captain RICH JANKOWSKI ’83, 856-904-5481 or

June 12

St. Louis Race for the Cure
downtown St. Louis, 8:30 a.m.

September 25

Chicago Race for the Cure
Grant Park, 8 a.m.


Spotlight on alumni

Bradley alumni worldwide are doing the most interesting things! Each month, the Bradley University Alumni Association spotlights two alumni on its Web site. Submit your suggestions for future spotlights at


Submit nominations for alumni awards

The BUAA seeks nominations for three annual awards: the Distinguished Alumnus/a Award, the Outstanding Young Graduate Award, and the Lydia Moss Bradley Award. For information about criteria or to receive a nomination form, call 800-952-8258 or 309-677-2240 or visit The deadline for nominations is April 1.


Searching for a job?

The Bradley University Alumni Association and the Smith Career Center are offering a free online job search tool targeted for alumni professionals with a minimum of three years’ experience. Alumni may upload resumes, search for jobs, or post job openings. In addition, career resources such as,, and others are available. Visit and click on the “alumni” link. Recent graduates may still utilize their student eRecruiting accounts.


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.


Chapter Contacts

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