Monday, March 20, 2006

Bradley fact of the day: Notable Alumni

I've removed only one name on the list from Wikipedia because I am embarrassed to say that that person went to Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Dr. Janet Barry 1966, 1970, the American Association of School Administrators 1996 National Superintendent of the Year
Jack Brickhouse 1937, former TV announcer for the Chicago Cubs
Charles Ebeling 1966, retired vice president of corporate communications, McDonald's Corporation
Neil Flynn , actor on Scrubs
Lillian Glass 1974, noted speech pathologist, speech communication author and speaker
Jerry Hadley 1974, leading lyric tenor for the New York Metropolitan Opera
Hersey Hawkins, 1988, professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls, Seattle Supersonics, Charlotte Hornets, & the Philadelphia 76ers; Olympic bronze medalist, 1988
David Horowitz 1959, consumer advocate
Ray LaHood 1971, U.S. Congressman from Illinois' 18th District
Tami Lane 1996, Academy Award winner (Makeup, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
Ralph Lawler 1961, TV play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Clippers
Jim Les 1986, professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Sacramento Kings & Atlanta Hawks; assistant coach for the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs; current men's basketball coach at Bradley.
The Honorable Joe Billy McDade, 1959, 1960, United States District Court Federal Judge
Congressman Robert H. Michel 1948, retired Congressman from Illinois' 18th District and longest serving Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives
Timothy L. Mounts 1959, agricultural chemist specializing in edible oilseed.
Marcus Pollard 1995, professional football player for the Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts
Kirby Puckett 1980, retired and recently deceased gold-glove center fielder of the Minnesota Twins, member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Only attended Bradley for one year.)
Wendy Ross 1964, assistant managing editor for the Washington Post
Matt Savoie, 2002, figure skater: U.S. bronze medalist, member of 2006 Winter Olympics U.S. team
Nicholas Scoppetta 1958, New York City Fire Commissioner
George T. Shaheen, current CEO of Siebel Systems and former CEO of Andersen Consulting and Webvan
General John M. Shalikashvili 1958, retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Richard Teerlink 1961, retired chairman of Harley-Davidson
David Vecsey, 1991, pilot of the Mars Rover Exploration Module
Tom Wagner 1960, retired vice president for customer communication and satisfaction at Ford Motor Company
Chet Walker 1960, professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers (Syracuse Nationals), Chicago Bulls. All time leading scorer for men's basketball at Bradley.
And just go here for the Bradley Braves Hall of Fame.

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