Dodgers radio play-by-play man Charley Steiner will give the mid-year commencement address at his alma mater, Bradley University, on Dec. 18, where he will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.
The 1971 Bradley grad was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1995 and into the Centurion Society in 2003. He established an endowed scholarship at the Peoria, Ill., institute of higher learning in 2000.
Steiner’s address will also be the first time the university’s new $50 million arena that was completed last August and is used to house the school’s athletic department and games for the women’s basketball and volleyball teams.
“We are honored to have such an accomplished alumnus like Charley Steiner address our graduates,” Bradley President Joanne Glasser said. “We strive to bring speakers of national stature to inspire our students with their passion, wisdom and life experiences. I am confident that Charley will offer memorable reflections to our graduates and their families as they celebrate this important milestone in their lives.”
Steiner began his career as a newscaster for WIRL radio in Peoria while he was a Bradley student.
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