Bradley Hall exterior in 1975

BLC Through the Years

1995-1996

BLC Group Photo 95-96

BLC 95-96 T-Shirt
Bradley Learning Community 1995-1996 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Mike Hinden

Program Director

Cal Bergman

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Aaron Brower
Cal De Witt
Joe Elder
Evelyn Howell
Mary Layoun
Bob March
Judy Miller
Barry Powell
Rich Ralston

“Bradley’s common bond is wanting to be connected, not just wanting to live in a building that feels like a hotel or an apartment. [Residents] want an actual community.” -Abha T., Peer Learning Partner

 

1996-1997

BLC Group Photo 96-97

Joe Elder & Aaron Olver
Joe Elder talks with Aaron Olver

Faculty Director

Mike Hinden

Program Director

Cal Bergman

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Aaron Brower
Jane Collins
Cal De Witt
Joe Elder
Evelyn Howell
Mary Layoun
Bob March
Judy Miller
Barry Powell
Rich Ralston
Harold Scheub
Robert Siegfried

“I think I take it for granted, honestly, walking by faculty at Bradley I can see and talk to every day. I think it’s made me more willing to go up and talk to professors, and not make it so intimidating.” -Carrie J., former resident

 

1997-1998

BLC Group Photo 97-98

Faculty Director

Mike Hinden

Program Director

Cal Bergman

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Aaron Brower
Joe Elder
Evelyn Howell
Bob March
Ruben Medina
Rich Ralston

1998-1999

BLC Group Photo 98-99

Faculty Director

Mike Hinden

Program Director

Cal Bergman

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Aaron Brower
Joe Elder
Jackie Hitchon
Evelyn Howell
Bob March
Rich Ralston

1999-2000

BLC Group Photo 1999-2000

Faculty Director

Mike Hinden

Program Directors

Cal Bergman

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Aaron Brower
Joe Elder
Marc Fink
Evelyn Howell
Marty Kanarek
Bob March
Rich Ralston
Mike Vandenheuvel

2000-2001

BLC Group Photo 2000-2001

Faculty Director

Aaron Brower

Program Directors

Gina Casalengo
Cindy Havens

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Joe Elder
Jo Ellen Fair
Mike Hinden
Evelyn Howell
Bob March
Rich Ralston

2001-2002

BLC Group Photo 2001-2002

BLC residents
BLC residents in 2001 posing for a group picture

Faculty Director

Aaron Brower

Program Director

Gina Casalengo
Cindy Havens

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Susan Brantly
Betsy Draine
Joe Elder
Walt Goodman
Marty Kanarek
Tom Kuplic
Bob March
Liz McCarthy
Cathy Middlecamp
Mike Morrow
Adam Nelson
Rich Ralston
Eric Wilcots

Peer Learning Partners

Iniobong Afia
Lindsey Bruggemeier
Rachel Chelstowski
Patrick Culbert
Tom Lindstedt
Sara Weis
Ann Wessing

2002-2003

BLC Group Photo 2002-2003

Faculty Director

Aaron Brower

Program Director

Jana Schwartz

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Brian Bischel
Susan Brantly
Joe Elder
Mike Hinden
Evelyn Howell
Bob March
Liz McCarthy
Becky Ryan
Kathi Sell

2003-2004

BLC Group Photo 2003-2004

BLC 03-04 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2003-2004 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Aaron Brower

Program Director

Jana Schwartz

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Susan Brantly
Joe Elder
Walt Goodman
Marty Kanarek
Tom Kuplic
Bob March
Liz McCarthy
Cathy Middlecamp
Mike Morrow
Adam Nelson
Rich Ralston
Eric Wilcots

House Fellows

Dillon Cody
Emily Eager
Justin Kruger
Chris Miller
Emily Robina
Youssef Sawan
Jennifer Sneden

2004-2005

BLC Group Photo 2004-2005

BLC 04-05 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2004-2005 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Aaron Brower

Program Director

Jana Schwartz

Faculty Fellows

Aaron Bird Bear
Susan Brantly
Joe Elder
Mike Hinden
Evelyn Howell
Bob March
Eric Mata
Liz McCarthy

“What I loved about the BLC was the tremendous amount of community building that took place. Being from out of state, I was concerned with finding a community that would, in a way, replace the closeness I had with my family and friends back home.” -Marissa L., former resident

 

2005-2006

BLC Group Photo 2005-2006

BLC 05-06 T-shirt
One of the Bradley Learning Community 2005-2006 T-shirts
BLC 05-06 T-shirt
Another Bradley Learning Community 2005-2006 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Kathi Sell

Program Director

Laura Buchs

Faculty Fellows

Susan Brantly
Aaron Brower
Joe Elder
Sara Goldrick-Rab
Concha Gomez
Mike Hinden
Evelyn Howell
Bob March
Liz McCarthy
Caton Roberts
Becky Ryan
Kathy Sell

My favorite things about Bradley were the community field trips and the Roundtable dinners. I loved apple-picking at Epplegarten in early October and the trip to Milwaukee to go to the Black Holocaust Museum and to tour the Sprecher Brewing Company, which, until then, I thought made only fantastic root beer…My favorite Roundtable dinner was when Dr. Richard Davidson spoke about the effect of meditation on the human brain and his experience working with Buddhist monks, including the Dalai Lama” -Jenn D., former resident

2006-2007

BLC Group Photo 2006-2007

BLC 06-07 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2006-2007 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Aaron Brower

Program Director

Laura Buchs

Faculty Fellows

Mark Allie
Steve Bauman
Susan Brantly
Joe Elder
Concha Gomez
Mike Hinden
Fran Hirsch
Marty Kanarek
Margot Kennard
Bob March
Liz McCarthy
Caton Roberts
Becky Ryan
Jenny Saffran
Bob Skloot
Kevin Strang
Susan Webster

House Fellows

Julie Arntzen
Anna Clauss
Aaron Coopman
Colleen Downie
Nick Rego
Nathan Seegert
Aixa Velez

“The reason I knew Bradley was right for me: It took almost no time for me to start calling it home.” -Jordan B., former resident

 

2007-2008

BLC Group Photo 2007-2008

BLC 07-08 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2007-2008 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Jackie Irving

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Carolyn Bell
Joe Elder
Ann Groves-Lloyd
Evelyn Howell
Mark Lederer
Bob March
Liz McCarthy
Becky Ryan
Wren Singer
Jeremy Suri

2008-2009

BLC Group Photo 2008-2009

BLC 08-09 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2008-2009 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Jackie Irving

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Carolyn Bell
Aaron Brower
Florence Chenoweth
Joe Elder
Concha Gomez
Ann Groves-Lloyd
Evelyn Howell
Mark Lederer
Bob March
Scott Mellor
Liz McCarthy
Becky Ryan
Wren Singer
Jeremi Suri

House Fellows

Stephen Cheltowski
Michael Diedrich
Rosa Jung
Caitlin Kohlbeck
Crystal Lipek
Lindsay Noyes
Jeremy Thornton

2009-2010

BLC 09-10 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2009-2010 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Jackie Irving

Faculty Fellows

Wally Block
Gudrun Buhneman
Joe Elder
Evelyn Howell
Venkat Mani
Bob March
Liz McCarthy
Jessica Regan

“By living at Bradley, I began to notice that not only do I learn things in my daily lectures, but also from my housemate down the hall who spends her summers in Norway and the House Fellow who is doing research on the economics of chocolate.” -Whitney L., former resident

2010-2011

BLC Group Photo 2010-2011

BLC 10-11 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2010-2011 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Jackie Irving

Faculty Fellows

Nick Balster
Wally Block
Aaron Brower
Tom Dubois
Joe Elder
Randy Gentile
Ann Groves-Lloyd
Ron Harris
Jeff Henriques
Evelyn Howell
Bob March
Liz McCarthy
Scott Mellor
Shiela Reaves
Ieva Reich
Jessica Regan
Becky Ryan

House Fellows

Allison Feuerstein
Derek Hoerre
Becca Kesting
Sami Kordonowy
Whitney Lloyd
Bridger Mann-Wood
Sean Rao

“I had no idea when I moved in as a freshman how quickly this community would become my home. Since then, Bradley has remained a steady foundation for me on campus, and has given me more than I can ever hope to give back to it.” -Hillary A., former resident

2011-2012

BLC Group Photo 2011-2012

BLC 11-12 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2011-2012 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Jackie Irving

Faculty Fellows

Nick Balster
Wally Block
Aaron Brower
Tom Dubois
Joe Elder
Ron Harris
Jeff Henriques
Evelyn Howell
Charles Hughes
Bob March
Scott Mellor
Liz McCarthy
Steve Nadler
Shiela Reaves
Jessica Regan

House Fellows

MaryKate Bruckbauer
Allison Feuerstein
John Kalogriopoulos
Sami Kordonowy
Bridger Mann-Wood
Jeffrey Wagner
Shawn Wayne

“Last year at Bradley was one of the best years of my life. I was nervous to leave home and go to such a large college, but Bradley definitely made my experience the best it could have been.” -Sam P., former resident

2012-2013

BLC Group Photo 2012-2013

BLC 12-13 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2012-2013 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Jackie Irving

Faculty Fellows

Steve Bauman
Wally Block
Tom Dubois
Joe Elder
Ron Harris
Jeff Henriques
Evelyn Howell
Bob March
Ken Mayer
Liz McCarthy
Scott Mellor
Shiela Reaves
Ieva Reich
Angie Rieves
Jordan Rosenblum
Sharon Thoma

House Fellows

Crystal Hanson
Nolan Kuenster
Marshall Mann-Wood
Amanda Miller
Jenny Noonan
Jeffrey Wagner
Shawn Wayne

“For me, there is not one moment that stands out as the best in Bradley; instead, the overall experience I had in Bradley made it the best place for me to live for my freshman year.” -Ann S., former resident

2013-2014

BLC Group Photo 2013-2014

BLC 13-14 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2013-2014 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Jackie Irving

Faculty Fellows

Barrell Bazzell
Wally Block
Tom Dubois
Joe Elder
Ann Groves-Lloyd
Ron Harris
Jeff Henriques
Evelyn Howell
Daniel Kapust
Adam Kern
Ken Mayer
Bob March
Liz McCarthy
Scott Mellor
Ieva Reich
Angie Rieves
Sharon Thoma

House Fellows

Crystal Hanson
Brian Leung
Nolan Kuenster
Hannah Maas
Billy Maes
Jenny Noonan
Tyler Schwaegler

“I truly believe my freshmen year could not have gone any better than it did due to the fact that I lived in Bradley. The overwhelming sense of community, the friends I made, and the opportunities the dorm provided made this place feel like so much more than just another dorm.” -Nicole S., former resident

2014-2015

BLC Group Photo 2014-2015

BLC 14-15 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2014-2015 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Jackie Irving

Faculty Fellows

Beth Altschafl
Wally Block
Tom Dubois
Joe Elder
Ann Groves-Lloyd
Ralph Grunewald
Ron Harris
Jeff Henriques
Evelyn Howell
Elizabeth Kelly
Jeff Kollath
Drew Lokuta
Ken Mayer
Scott Mellor
Liz McCarthy
Sharon Thoma

House Fellows

Kendra Brown
Brian Leung
Hannah Maas
Billy Maes
Jon McHugh
Jordan Meiller
Tyler Schwaegler

“Out of all of the wonderful memories Bradley provided me with last year, the best one was the opportunity to meet extraordinary people and having fun, interesting, and memorable conversations with them. Bradley attracts some of the friendliest and most talented students and faculty on campus, and having the chance to speak with a variety of people I may not have ever been able to meet otherwise is truly amazing.” -Shanthi C., former resident

2015-2016

BLC group photo 2015-2016

BLC 15-16 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2015-2016 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Ryan Podolak

Faculty Fellows

Kurt Amann
Joe Elder
Jeff Henriques
Evelyn Howell
Jonathan Martin
Liz McCarthy
Alex Mok

House Fellows

Kendra Brown
Jon McHugh
Ellie Poikonen
Quinn Rashke
Logan Reigstad
Caroline Rozado
Brianna Young

“I can really appreciate what a unique experience I had living in the Bradley Learning Community. On one of my first nights on campus, before everyone had even moved in, I learned very quickly just how nice everyone was. That night, Bradley held a Board Game Night, and I decided to go. After walking down to the Bradley social basement I was met with warm, smiling faces from both the Bradley house fellows, as well as other freshmen. What followed was a night of games, fun, and easy conversation. It helped me realize that yes, college would probably be a tough transition, but I did not have to go through it alone. Because of this experience and many like it, the Bradley Learning Community quickly became my campus home away from home.” -Chiara S., former resident

2016-2017

BLC group photo 2016-2017

BLC 16-17 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2016-2017 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Ryan Podolak

Faculty Fellows

Kurt Amann
Joe Elder
Jeff Henriques
Paul Hooker
Evelyn Howell
Jonathan Martin
Dan McCammon
Liz McCarthy
Alex Mok
Lynne Prost
Karu Sankaralingam
Joe Towles

House Fellows

Ian Hintz
Natalie Kustner
Jesse Ocanas
Ellie Poikonen
Quinn Rashke
Caroline Rozado
Brianna Young

“Bradley is a fun community. There are tons of exciting events every week, and I have to say that being a part of Bradley is probably one of the best decisions I’ve made.” -Beatrice T., former resident

2017-2018

BLC group photo 2017-2018

BLC 17-18 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2017-2018 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Ryan Podolak

Faculty Fellows

Ron Harris
Jeff Henriques
Paul Hooker
Evelyn Howell
Elizabeth Kelly
Drew Lokuta
Jonathan Martin
Liz McCarthy

House Fellows

Jamie Bang
Siraj Khan
Natalie Kustner
Olympia Mathiaparanam
Jason Ng
Jesse Ocanas
Caroline Rozado

“Living in Bradley was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was placed in Elsom House on the 3rd floor and met individuals that not only accepted me for who I am, but helped me accept myself. After a while, Bradley was truly home for me…Bradley is a place for first year students to grow into the adults they want to be. The independence is endless, and the support will come when called upon.” -Brittany R., former resident

2018-2019

BLC group photo 2018-2019

BLC 18-19 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Jason Chambers

Faculty Fellows

Lalita du Perron
Ron Harris
Jeff Henriques
Paul Hooker
Evelyn Howell
Eunsook Jung
Bret Larget
Drew Lokuta
Jonathan Martin
Ken Mayer
Liz McCarthy
Alex Mok
Sharon Thoma
Sue Zaeske

House Fellows

Jordan Bain
Jamie Bang
Anna Barry
Siraj Khan
Claire Manske
Olympia Mathiapranam
Jason Ng

2019-2020

BLC 19-20 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2019-2020 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Jason Chambers

Faculty Fellows

Wally Block
Ron Harris
Jeff Henriques
Paul Hooker
Evelyn Howell
Bret Larget
Drew Lokuta
Jonathan Martin
Liz McCarthy
Lynne Prost
Karu Sankaralingam
Sharon Thoma

House Fellows

Jordan Bain
PJ Derr
Claire Manske
Aidan Morrow
Jason Ng
Julio Roldan
Brianna Stolte

“Bradley made it possible to make lasting connections […] and the friendships I have made still hold strong.” -Cassandra T., former resident

2020-2021

BLC 20-21 T-shirt
Bradley Learning Community 2020-2021 T-shirt

Faculty Director

Susan Brantly

Program Director

Jason Chambers

Faculty Fellows

Wally Block
Jeff Henriques
Paul Hooker
Evelyn Howell
Bret Larget
Drew Lokuta
Jonathan Martin
Liz McCarthy
Scott Mellor
Lynne Prost
Sharon Thoma
Shivaram Venkataraman

“BLC will always have a special place in my heart because it hosted my fondest memories as a first-year student, like studying with friends, de-stressing to music, and wishing each other luck on midterms.” -Jamie B., resident