Alumni Events

Homecoming bonfire

Upcoming Events
At-A-Glance

Red Devils in St. Louis
January 24

Alumni Recognition
Red Devils vs. Greenville College
February 7

Alumni Florida Gatherings
February 21 – Orlando
February 22 – Sarasota

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

Prague, Budapest and Vienna
June 15–25, 2015

The 160th Founders’ Day Celebration

The campus community will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the college’s founding on February 6, 2015. The traditional convocation will take place at 4 pm in Becker Auditorium with special guest speaker Chris Dorsey, President, Higher Education Leadership Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Ronald Reagan Birthday Dinner

Members of the Ronald W. Reagan Society are invited to a private recognition dinner to celebrate the 104th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan. Details are below:

  • Friday, February 6, 2014
  • 6:30 pm
  • Cerf Center, Eureka College
  • with special guests Craig Shirley, Author, “Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan.” and Peggy Grande, Personal Assistant to President Reagan (1989–1999)
  • For more information John Morris or call 877-892-7823.

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!

Red Devils in St. Louis
  • January 24, 2015
  • Red Devils vs. Fontbonne University Griffins
  • Pre-game Brunch, Barristers, St. Louis, MO, 10:30 am
  • Tip-off 1 pm Women / 3 pm Men, St. Louis, Mo.
Eureka College Basketball Alumni Recognition, between games
  • February 7, 2015
  • Red Devils vs. Greenville College Panthers
  • 1pm Tip-off Women, 3 pm Men, Reagan Center
  • Post-game celebration, 4:30 pm Rigazio Lobby, Reagan Center
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 alumni@eureka.edu or 309-467-6316.


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.


Florida Gatherings Planned for February 2015

The Alumni Office will be headed to Florida for the annual Orlando and Sarasota events scheduled for February 21 and 22 respectively. The event in Orlando will once again be held at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Resort. Sarasota area alumni will gather at the Chart House on Longboat Key. More details about these events will be in next month’s Maroon & Gold.
For more information, email the Alumni Office or call 877-892-7823.

Spring Training Weekend in Arizona Slated for March 2015

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. The Alumni Office has secured tickets for the March 26th Sox v. Dodgers game and the March 28th Sox v. Oakland A’s game. March 27 is open for alumni to attend a game of their choosing. More details about these events will be in future Maroon & Gold e-newsletters.
For more information, email the Alumni Office or call 877-892-7823.