Alumni Awards

2013 Opening Convocation

Eureka College Alumni Relations

Michael Murtagh
Vice President of Advancement

Shellie Schwanke
Director of Alumni Relations

300 E. College Avenue
Eureka, Illinois 61530
(309) 467-6317
877-892-7823
alumni@eureka.edu

Each year, the Alumni Board and Board of Trustees of Eureka College recognize the successes, professional accomplishments, and heartfelt support of our alma mater by special individuals within our community.

These individuals receive recognition for their accomplishments and support of their alma mater during a special celebration dinner held during Alumni Weekend on campus each spring. Nominations for alumni awards are welcomed by any member of the campus and greater community and can be submitted for consideration by filling out the form below. You may nominate yourself or any worthy person as set in the guidelines for each award.

  • The Outstanding Young Alumni Award exists to recognize excellence in one’s profession or service to his or her community within 15 years of graduation. Generally, a female and male alumnus/a are recognized each year.
  • The Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award exists to recognize alumni of Eureka College for a single or multiple acts of outstanding achievement in their profession, or in service to his or her community, or for a sustained period of outstanding achievement at least 16 years from graduation.
  • The Alumni Award of Merit exists to recognize lifetime excellence in one’s profession or service to his or her community. Up to four Awards of Merit may be given in a calendar year, and an alum may only receive this award once in their lifetime.
  • The Eureka College Honorary Alumnus/na Award recognizes a non-student who has provided great effort in the advancement of Eureka College, its students and/or mission. Individuals for this award are nominated by the Alumni Office and Board and granted by the Board of Trustees.
  • The Alumni Board President’s Award for Service recognizes dedication of one’s time and effort to the advancement of the college. It may be awarded to an individual, including, but not limited to, alumni of Eureka College. Individuals for this award are nominated by the Alumni Office and granted by the Alumni Board.

Past award recipients

The awards listed here are intended to recognize those who excel in each award’s specific area.

Year
Honorary Alumni
Award of Merit
Young Alumni
Outstanding Achievement
Service
2013
2012
2011Marianna JacksonRichard Johann '50Erin Knobloch '03Sharon Argo Hanner '65Gloria MacDonald McNett '55
2011Scott Wolland '96
2010Christine BonatiAnnette Dyar Sherman '41Dr. Jami CurleyElizabeth Johann Rebmann '81Steve Kirk '87
2010Kristen Beck Sullivan
2009Dr. William J. Staudenmeier, Jr.Elizabeth Ewing Mitchell '35Donna Presley Happach '95
2009Dr. Darrell Eyman '59Dr. Nathan Hutchings '96
2009Sarah Lunt Ewart '96
2008Ann ShoemakerSarah Bouchie '97
2008Jan WanackRuthie RothTodd Cheek '97
2008Kim Cheek '92
2007Lana Cheney HasenyagerJulie Heitzman Marlin '67Sarah Gohl Isabel '98
2006Glenn RiddellLinda Putback-Bean '72Jose Cruz '93
2005Tony RigazioGerald Mitchell '68Tracy Ahrends '92
2005James Brandon '94
2004Joe SerangeliKeywin McClure '52Carrie Thompson Wolf '94
2004Dave DarnallLoren L. Logsdon '58Tony Byerly '89
2003Mary LogsdonBill Zacharias '69Kimmerlee Lang Myers '98
2003Paul GangloffChuck Staley '62Manish Kohli '88
2002Erby McGheeMarty Stromberger '52Paula Langteau '87
2002Pratap 'Pat' Patwardhan '75Mark Hill '87
2001Sheila BartleLorenzo A. Forbes '66Mary L. Shallbetter '87
2001R. Mack BrownElla Mae Forbes '66Rodney T. Gould '87
2001Diana BrownDonald E. Littlejohn '48
2001Steven W. Rigazio '76
2000Lila GammonCharles P. O'Sullivan '36Jane Phelps Sanderson '85
2000Charles D. Mather '49Allen G. Fore '87
1999Ron GreekCharles L. Hershberger '64Tim R. Williams '86
1999Sandra M. Garkey '71Christine Winship Nikunen '87
1998Warner McCollumDavid A. Detweiler '54Kim Whitler '89
1998Joan McCollumDonald G. Schaefer '66
1998Roger Monroe
1997Leland BeckLynn Ward Hoffman '47Mary A. Finch '84
1997LaVondia Mae Neely '57
1997Robert M. Whitler '61
1996Wilfred A. "Tubby" Muller '32Bryan J. Kemnetz '83
1996Robert D. Stubblefield '59
1996Charles Willey '45Mark R. Scherer '83
1995Margaret WorkmanThomas DeBolt '66Kathy Steece Collier '81
1995William 'Mike' SagerScott K. Elger '83
1994Lois HumbertRichard H. Cox '54Christina Wolf Mallder '84
1994William C. GolfJohn E. Fulkrod '63Jim Brace '80
1993Charlene MuirElizabeth Ewing Mitchell '35Valerie Ware-Husserl '81
1993John MuirChester Masino '56Sandar Baner Livick '81
1993Robert S. Nicks '79
1992Edwina DoranEunice Felter Boyer '39Joyce Steele Mosley '80
1992William DoranBobbie Davis Smith '55
1992Richard J. Bayles '52Peter R. FioRito '80
1991Audrey Peterson Witzman '58Sandra Bushue '82
1991Stanley W. Bastion '37Dale Keisewetter '79
1991Harlan D. Jones '41Harry Williams III '79
1990Robert C. BrownVirginia Harrod '37Diane Snowden Cutshall '75
1990Donald F. RothJames W. Riley '37
1990Benjamin F. Brown '50Steven W. Rigazio '76
1989Raymon E. Houghton '39Jane Hamilton Cahill '77
1989Donald B. Cerf '49Abdul B. Alvani '75
1989L. William Emmert '49
1989James D. Finch '60
1988Ruth H. HathwayCharlotte L. Noe '61Chris Simpson Hoffman '77
1988Ruth M. ThomasWallace R. Weidman '38Steven E. Whetstone '82
1988Clifford N. HathwayPaul A. Johnson '50
1988Alvin E. Thomas
1987Marion E. Coy '32Althea C. Long '72
1987Elizabeth Osman '37Randall C. Blanton '72
1987Don Whitler '60
1987James Ranney '62
1986Dorothea White Harrod '36Margaret A. Noe '71
1986Neil Reagan '33
1986Don P. Pioletti '35James CD Hengst '75
1985Dorothy Gee JacksonBertha Park Wyker '18Deborah J. Rohde '76
1985Daniel GilbertRobert Tomb '35
1985Linda McPherson GilbertLeo Traister '48Robert P. Wennerholt '71
1984Ruth Straw '45Mary Galbreath Distin '69
1984Hannah Hollembeak Youhhusband '29
1984Raymond Holmes '34Joyce Mason Funk '74
1983Bess Hoffman ReaganHelen Cleaver '28Joan E. Herron '74
1983Edna Kaupanger SandHartzell Givens '35
1983Robert J. Phillips '50Steven W. Kaeser '73
1982Robert KozelkaIrmgard Rosnzweig Wessel '47Mary Washington Crooks '71
1982Clifford PattersonKanardy Taylor '32
1982John Henry Waddell '45Les J. Hauser '69
1981Lois Grosse Binkley '34Marjory Brower Adams '66
1981Miriam Pottenger Shasteen '42
1981Leslie Hedrick '26Bruce Arlen Darnall '66
1980Vivien Ingram '26James Seefeldt '66
1980Lester F. Vines '29
1980John K. Garrett '61
1979Herschel KealPauline Meyer '32
1979Richard W. Jackson '22
1979Henry Sand '32
1979John W. Dyar '39
1978Betty Lamp Dyar '41
1978Harold K. Adams '39
1977Marily Digweed '54
1977Garwood A. Braun '41
1977John R. Slater '58
1976Dorothy Bennett '30
1976A. Bruce Musick '29
1976Glen Hedrick '30
1975Barbara Seelye '52
1975Garth Henrichs '25
1975J. Harvey Butchart '28
1975John L. Davis '28
1974Olive Buffington Long '22
1974John C. Long '25
1974Raymond F. Corpe '34
1973Elizabeth Mayes Klaiss '28
1973Lewis B. Sutherland '23
1973Donald S. Klaiss '28
1972Virginia L. Sandifer '26
1972William A. Slater '34
1972Samuel G. Harrod, Jr. '36
1972Elene Welsh Brandon '45
1971Joela Coan Thorn '50
1971Julius L. Thorn '26
1971Robert Hayes Peoples '27
1971Fletcher Shobe '32
1970Julia Beoletto Monroe '32
1970Charles C. Mosley '27
1970Walter J. Miller '36
1969Irene ReynoldsRuth Martin '33
1969Dr. Ira Langston IIIPaul L. Cramer '22
1969Martin E. Innes '37
1968Neva Reichel Waggoner '26
1968Ressie Masocco '31
1968Rea E. Kreider, Jr. '38
1968William F. Burghardt '34
1968Armand Jean Mauzey '28
1967Ella Detweiler Byrnes '28
1967Clyde L. Lyon '05
1967Gilbert I. Renner '28
1966Helen Merry Bullington '31
1966Norman R. D. Jones '22
1965Lucille Stahler Patterson '30
1965Carrol C. Hall '27
1964Norma C. Brown '20
1964Ralph McKinzie '23
1963Inez Faith Humphrey '10
1963Robert Adrain Bullington '31
1962Genevieve Reitzell Langston '38
1962Russell B. Thomas '21
1961Martha Bateman '18
1961Georgia Bateman '20
1961Jacob A. Rinker '18
1960Duane T. Englis '12
1959Francis E. Smith '04
1958Mabelle Browning Slater '21
1958Roland A. Slater '21

 


Alumni award nomination form

  • Fill out the information to the best of your ability. Open spaces do not jeopardize the nomination. Upon receipt of this form, the nominee will be sent a letter asking to submit a résumé and outline their accomplishments. When he or she responds, their nomination will remain active until they no longer qualify.

  • The nominee

  • The nominator