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Bradley named a “best value” among private universities


Bradley is among the top 100 best values in private universities, according to the December 2010 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Bradley was ranked 56th in the nation and third in Illinois based on its academic quality and affordable cost. Bradley’s total annual tuition and housing is sixth lowest, online according Visit to the survey, kiplinger. at $34,574. com for more Bradley students information. receive an average $12,618 in need-based financial aid, and an average $7,764 in non-need-based aid. Kiplinger’s bases its rankings on a combination of quality and affordability, considering measures such as the admission rate, test scores of incoming freshmen, and four- and five-year graduation rates. Tuition, fees, room and board, and financial aid are also factors in the rankings.


From left: Faculty members Dr. G. Kevin Randall, Tanya Marcum, Dr. Kris Maillacheruvu, Dr. Jean Jost, and Dr. Amir Al-Khafaji are congratulated

by President Joanne Glasser (center) after receiving awards at the Founder’s Day Convocation at the Markin Center.

Five faculty members receive awards at Founder’s Day 2010 Caterpillar Awards for faculty

Rothberg Award

Dr. G. Kevin Randall received the faculty achievement award for scholarship. An assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, he has written or co-written 11 peer-reviewed publications since coming to Bradley in 2006. He earned a master’s and a doctoral degree from Iowa State University. Randall received the Caterpillar faculty award for teaching in 2008. Tanya Marcum was awarded the Caterpillar Inc. faculty award for teaching. Marcum is an assistant professor of business management. She holds a juris doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University. She began teaching at Bradley in 2007.

Dr. Jean Jost, professor of English, received the Samuel Rothberg Professional Excellence Award. The award recognizes achievements in research and creativity by a senior faculty member. Specializing in medieval studies, Jost has published 16 articles in the last 10 years, and has made 30 scholarly contributions since coming to Bradley in 1989. She holds a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.

Putnam Award Dr. Kris Maillacheruvu was honored with the 2010 Putnam Award for Teaching Excellence. Maillacheruvu is an associate professor of civil engineering and construction. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He began his career at Bradley in 1997, and recently co-authored a textbook. Maillacheruvu is involved with the Global Explorer program and is an adviser to student professional organizations.

Mergen Award Dr. Amir Al-Khafaji was the recipient of the Frances C. Mergen Award for Public Service, an award presented annually by the Central Illinois Bradley Alumni Chapter (CIBAC). Al-Khafaji is chairman of Peoria’s Race Relations Commission and the Sustainability Commission, and serves on the boards and committees of several nonprofit organizations. He is chairman of Bradley’s civil engineering and construction department.

Bradley Hilltopics magazine, Winter 2011  

Volume 17 Issue 1

Bradley Hilltopics magazine, Winter 2011  

Volume 17 Issue 1