Alumni Events

Homecoming bonfire

Upcoming Events

EC’s Celebration of March Madness
Kelleher’s Irish Pub
March 13

Memorials of War: Normandy & Paris with Optional 3-Night London Post Tour Extension
March 17–26, 2015

Spring Training Weekend
Phoenix, Arizona
March 26–28

Alumni Weekend
April 10–12

Run With Reagan
April 11, 2015

Cubs Game
May 31, 2015

Normal Cornbelters Outing
June 18, 2015

Prague, Budapest and Vienna
June 15–25, 2015

Homecoming 2015
October 9–10, 2015

Rocktober Vacation in Vegas
October 16–18, 2015

Eureka Hoops

2014–15 basketball events

The Eureka College Alumni Office has planned several events throughout the Men’s and Women’s 2014–15 basketball seasons. The first semester events are listed below. Please plan to come out to these events planned for all of our alumni to enjoy and show their Red Devil pride!

EC’s Celebration of March Madness
  • March 13, 2015
  • 5–6:30 pm, Kelleher’s Irish Pub, Peoria
  • For more information contact the Eureka College Alumni Office at 877.892.7823

EC Alumni and Friends International Travel Opportunity: Memorials of War

Normandy and Paris with Optional 3-Night London Post Tour Extension, March 17–26, 2015

Trip Highlights

Join us for a moving tour that marks the 70th anniversary of the epic D-Day landings. See Paris through the eyes of those who survived its occupation and liberation. At the Normandy coast, visit Rommel’s castle headquarters and the Caen Memorial Peace Museum. Explore the landmarks of D-Day, including the Pointe Du Hoc Ranger Memorial and the parachute-shaped Airborne museum in the town of St. Mere Eglise. Look out over the beaches whose code names echo through history – Sword, Juno, Gold, Omaha, and Utah. Along the way discover the culture of Northern France at Chartres and come to know the stories of the men and women who gave so much in the name of freedom.

  • Embark on a city tour of Paris and learn about life during the German Occupation.
  • Visit Omaha Beach, Omaha Memorial Museum and the U.S. Military Cemetery.
  • Explore the 11th century Le Mont St, Michel, one of the most beautiful abbeys in France.
  • Visit the Caen Memorial Peace Museum, built to commemorate the Battle of Normandy.

Highlights: Paris Vel d’Hiv Memorial, Eiffel Tower Dinner, Normandy, Memorial Peace Museum, D-Day Landing Beaches, St. Mere Eglise, Bayeux Tepestry, le Mont St. Michel, and Chartres Cathedral. The trip lasts 10 days, and includes 13 meals (8 breakfast and 5 dinners), for a total cost of $4,249.

Space is limited. Reserve your spot today! For more information, contact Shellie Schwanke, Director of Alumni Relations at or 309-467-6316.

2015 Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2015

Alumni Weekend has a little something for everyone! This year’s highlights include: 50 Year Reunion Celebration of the Class of 1965* and the 4th Annual Run with Reagan 5K Race & 1 Mile Walk, a special presentation by Professor Loren Logsdon, and more.

Run With Reagan

Runners and aspiring runners, this is your year to Run with Reagan!

We have a new logo, fabulous prizes and a money back guarantee that we’ll have a repeat of last year’s 70 degree weather. Okay, that last part simply isn’t true but we’re hopeful. Sign up today to be entered into a drawing for a Fitbit, courtesy of Sodexo!

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Get your baseball fix with us at spring training weekend in Phoenix

Eureka College Alumni will gather again for the 2nd annual Spring Training Weekend in Phoenix, Arizona, March 26–28, 2015 for White Sox games at Camelback Ranch. More details about these events will be in future Maroon & Gold e-newsletters.

The Alumni Office has tickets for:

March 26: Sox v. Dodgers Game
Bull Pen Patio at Camelback Ranch

March 27:
Not a baseball fanatic? Gather with others at the breathtaking Phoenix Botanical Gardens at 10am, stopping at noon for lunch at Gertrude’s restaurant. – $40 all inclusive.

March 28: Sox v. Oakland A’s Game
Bull Pen Patio at Camelback Ranch – Admission is $40 to each game and includes entry and ballpark cuisine.

To secure your tickets email the Alumni Office or call 877.892.7823.

Travel & accommodations are are the responsibility of the attendees.

Don’t miss the chance to catch a Cubs game this spring!

Ron and Lou Ann Stambaugh Hayes ’88 and the Eureka College Alumni Office are hosting an outing to Wrigley Field on Sunday, May 31 at 1:20 p.m. when the Cubs take on the defending American League Champion Kansas City Royals. Tickets are $33 each and available for purchase through the Alumni and Development Office. Check out next month’s “Maroon & Gold” for pregame gathering information.

Reserve your tickets through the Alumni Office or call 877-892-7823.

Normal Cornbelters Outing Scheduled for June 2015

Eureka College night at the Normal CornBelters. Come spend an evening with fellow E.C. alumni and friends while enjoying a meal and a baseball game on June 18! Tickets are $23 each and can be reserved in the Alumni and Development Office. The gates open at 5:35 p.m. and the first batter steps into the box at 6:35.

Reserve your tickets by August 20 at Alumni Office or call 877-892-7823.

EC Alumni and Friends International Travel Opportunity: Prague, Budapest and Vienna in June 2015

The Alumni Office has announced plans for their next international travel opportunity, slated for June 15–25, 2015.

Trip Highlights include

  • Prague, Hradcany Castle, Prague Folklore Dinner and Show, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Schoenbrunn Palace, Grinzing Evening, Danube River Cruise, Bratislava, Budapest Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion, Szentendre Renaissance Dinner
  • 11 Days, 14 Meals – 9 Breakfasts/5 Dinners
  • Per Person Rates: Double $4,249; Single $5,049; Triple $4,219
  • Includes air and taxes and transportation to and from Chicago O’Hare

Please contact the Alumni Office at 877-892-7823 for more information.

Save the Weekend: Rocktober Vacation in Vegas

October 16-18, 2015

Bradley Kenny, ’89 has invited Eureka College Alumni back again for an October gathering Las Vegas, NV. If you love Vegas, what better weekend to go than one hosted by Eureka College alum, Bradley Kenny? This year the weekend will includes a Friday night ride on The High Roller, the world’s largest observation wheel located at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, followed by a gathering at the Las Vegas Bowl, an incredible Saturday evening Cirque du Soliel show and Sunday Brunch at the House of Blues. There is even talk of a alumni pool party on Saturday afternoon! Celebrate your alma mater and make some new memories with classmates that you won’t soon forget. Start planning now to join us for this great weekend in Las Vegas!

Contact Shellie at or 877-892-7823 for more information.