Coffee Shop Owner Named Distinguished Alum

August 28, 2019


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Bradley Sell, owner of The Broadway Brew, will be honored as a Distinguished Alumni Award winner during Homecoming 2019.

PLAINVIEW – Bradley Sell, owner of the Broadway Brew Coffeehouse in Plainview, will be one of five honored as Distinguished Alumni of Wayland Baptist University during the fall 2019 homecoming festivities. The awards will be presented at the homecoming banquet at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Pete and Nelda Laney Student Activities Center.

Specifically, Sell will be named Distinguished Young Alumnus for 2019, an award reserved for those who are 35 and under to honor up-and-coming alumni in leadership.

Sell earned a bachelor’s degree in English and religious education with an emphasis on youth ministry in 2011, all while competing as a pole vaulter for the Wayland track team. Sell has owned “The Brew,” as it is affectionately known, since 2014, leading it to growth in sales, team members and an off-site mobile coffee bar. Sell and wife Allison, also a 2011 graduate, purchased the coffee shop from other WBU alumni after Bradley had worked there for several years and managed it for a year.

Bradley has also spent two years in a church-planting residency with Redeemer Church in Lubbock with the goal of planting a new church in Plainview in 2021. He has served on the WBU Alumni Executive Board for two years and is currently the board president. He also enjoys running, reading and traveling with his family, which includes two children. 

“Bradley is a great example of someone who has excelled in business and has blended ministry with his vocation,” said Teresa Young, director of alumni relations. “His humility and love for people and the community has made The Brew a true magnet for patrons of all ages. We’re so proud he is part of the Wayland family and was a great choice for our distinguished young alumnus.”

Tickets to the homecoming banquet are $15 per person and can be secured by calling Young at (806) 291-3600 by Oct. 25.

Homecoming at Wayland starts on Friday morning with the traditional chapel service and includes guest lectures, theatre performances, honor class reunions for years ending in “9” and various athletic events, including the Athletic Hall of Honor induction of the Flying Queens from 1948-82, the same group being inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in September. The weekend caps off with a celebratory outdoor concert at Harral Auditorium featuring food trucks and free live entertainment. For more information on Wayland’s homecoming and links to register, visit the website at www.wbualumni.com/homecoming .

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