Bradley Staff and Faculty Recognized at Founder’s Day Celebration

On Friday, Sept. 29, several staff and faculty were presented with awards for their outstanding service and dedication to Bradley University and its students. The recipients were recognized for carrying on the traditions of our founder Lydia Moss Bradley.

Staff Excellence Awards

Anne Hollis, Executive Director, Student Support Services 

Kelly Welch, administrative assistant, Residential Living and Student Conduct department.      

Francis C. Mergen Memorial Award for Public Service

Michelle Nielsen-Ott, Assistant Professor, Sciences/Health Sciences Librarian

Academic Advisor of the Year

Heidi Rottier, Instructor of Marketing.

First-Year Faculty Award

Dr. Priscilla Charrat Nelson, Department of World Languages and Cultures 

Caterpillar Faculty Achievement Award for Scholarship

Dr. Cory Barker, Assistant Professor of Journalism

Caterpillar Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching

Dr. David Dominguese, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Samuel Rothberg Professional Excellence Award

Dr. Dean Campbell, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Putnam Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Kerrie Schattler, Professor of Civil Engineering.

Theodore C. Burgess Award recognizes excellence in collaboration between departments.

Interactive Media, Theatre Arts, and Mechanical Engineering departments collaborated for the experiential-learning-based excursion to Las Vegas to study and work behind the scenes with Cirque du Soleil and TAIT.

The program allows students from these majors to experience working on site with state-of-the-art technology and to participate in the operation of a live performance on a scale that is unavailable on campus. It also provides perspective beyond the typical expectations for job opportunities for graduates in each of the programs and aligns with Bradley's mission to empower students for success with the combination of professional preparation, liberal arts and sciences, and co-curricular experiences. The continuing nature of the project creates a direct pipeline for students with a strong understanding of both engineering and theatre to employment within a technological field that currently outpaces training in the entertainment industry.