Alumni News | People & Events
Some 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!
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!
LORI WINTERS FAN ’80
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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 bualum.org/about/forms/spotlight.
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 bualum.org. 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 hoovers.com, salary.com, and others are available. Visit bradley.edu/scc 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 bualum.org/get_involved, and the Office of Admissions will send information to them.
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