As we look back at 2012, I am once again struck by how quickly time passes. It is hard to believe that little more than one year ago we dedicated the Hayden-Clark Alumni Center. It is harder still to grasp the countless ways the new building has changed how we serve our alumni.
From the Peplow Pavilion to the Shaheen Hall of Pride, this beautiful facility has inspired a new dialogue with you. Thousands of graduates have visited in the past year and have been re-energized with pride in our alma mater. It has led you to demand more from your alumni association, while challenging us to look beyond traditional programming to provide even more meaningful opportunities.
Last month, for example, we hosted the second in a series of professional development webinars. Facilitated by Dr. LARRY WEINZIMMER ’83 MBA ’85, The Wisdom of Failure attracted more than 200 alumni and friends. One participant commented that the webinar offered “real-life lessons rather than just philosophical ideas.”
In addition, I am pleased to announce the development of the Bradley University Leadership Summit, scheduled for June 13–15. This campus event promises personal and professional development sessions led by some of Bradley’s most distinguished alumni, faculty, and staff, including U.S. Secretary of Transportation RAY LaHOOD ’71 HON ’11; NURIA WHITE FERNANDEZ ’82, COO of the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority; and STEVE GORMAN, MBA ’78, Delta Airlines executive vice president and COO. Other alumni and faculty also will share lessons on leadership from their own experiences.
Whether you’re a recent graduate, community volunteer, mid-level manager, or already at the top of your profession, you’ll gain valuable insights from proven leaders representing a variety of industries. Don’t let this opportunity slip by — after all, time passes so quickly! Visit bualum.org/LeadershipSummit for more information. Register by April 1 to take advantage of an early-bird discount.
Lori Winters Fan
Executive Director, Alumni Relations
Los Angeles Hollywood Gala, 6:30 p.m., Skirball Cultural Center
Omaha Bradley vs. Creighton pre-game party, noon,
The Old Mattress Factory, 501 N. 13th St.
Marco Island An Evening with President Glasser*
Sarasota An Evening with President Glasser*
Des Moines Bradley vs. Drake pre-game party,
5:30 p.m., Saints Pub and Patio, 4041 Urbandale
Phoenix An Evening with President Glasser*
St. Louis MVC Men’s Basketball Tournament,
St. Charles MVC Women’s Basketball Tournament,
The Family Arena
Watseka, Ill. Chorale Spring Concert, 7 p.m., Watseka First United Methodist Church, 301 S. 4th St.
Cincinnati Chorale Spring Concert, 7 p.m.,
Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church,
6474 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati Chorale Spring Concert, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m., Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church
Evansville Chorale Spring Concert, 7 p.m., St. Benedict Cathedral, 1328 Lincoln Ave.
New York An Evening with President Glasser*
Dallas An Evening with President Glasser*
*Details to be announced.
For more information, visit bualum.org or contact
the Office of Alumni Relations at 309-677-2240 or
Pre-game party, Civic Center, Hall A, 11 a.m.
Bradley vs. Indiana State, 1 p.m.
Visit bualum.org/events for details.
Mark your calendar
The Bradley University Alumni Association
is hosting a leadership summit on campus
June 13–15. Look for registration information