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Recapping November 2014

Be sure to send us your news and we’ll publish it in the next issue of Maroon & Gold. Enjoy!
Shellie Schwanke ’87
Director of Alumni Relations

Eureka College Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Eureka College Men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, L to R Calvin Washington ’87, Jeff “Shake” Whaley ’87, Keith Pryor ’86, Alan “Big Al” Wright ’87, Michael Harris ’87, Alphonso Monroe ’86, Jerrold Martin ’86, Back Photo: Don Carson ’88.

Julie Stroebel Barichello '09

Julie Stroebel Barichello ’09


Phyllis Kepple Worrell ’53 is retired and is living in Fort Worth, TX.


Ben Howes ’78 has retired from being the principal at Freeburg Community High School.


Jeff Ewins ’82 was featured on the September cover of Minnesota Insurance magazine for achieving 31 years with one insurance company. As manager of Commercial Underwriting, Ewins oversees commercial underwriting in eight states, including Minnesota. Additionally, Ewins will soon become president of Minnesota’s Chartered Property Casualty Underwriting Society chapter.


Todd Hopkins ’95 will be inducted into the Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame at a dinner and induction ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 24, held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. Todd is the Marquette Academy athletics director and baseball and girls basketball coach. He states he learned the most about coaching from John Tully, who taught him to be “meticulous” about fundamentals.

Tami Peden Guy ’97 is a prevention specialist for Prevent Child Abuse Illinois.


Julie Stroebel Barichello ’09 released her debut children’s chapter book, SARAH & KATY AND THE IMAGINATION BLANKETS, in November 2014. For more information, visit her website.

Bryce Swanson ’11 is Senior Supervisor at RuffaloCODY, a fundraising management company. He first learned of the company at Eureka while working for the phone-a-thon!

Sean Swartz ’12 is a claims adjuster for Country Financial in Bloomington, IL.

Elyse Nicholson ’13 was contracted by the Washington library and historical society to assimilate and publish online the recorded testimonials of those affected by the Washington tornado on Nov. 17, 2013. The “Hope Lives On” project compiles written or recorded stories of survival and hope in the wake of the tornado’s devastation. The project’s website,, launched on November 17 and contains more than 50 first-hand accounts of the tornado and its aftermath donated by citizens through the project’s sponsors.

In Memoriam

  • Marvin Lochmann ’35 (10/16/1917 to 7/16/2013)
  • Dorothy Davidson Johnson ’36 (7/22/1913 to 10/8/2014)
  • Albert Carl Dude ’39 (1/20/1915 to 10/28/2014)
  • Carrie Melick Williams ’39 (5/5/1918 to 11/3/2014)
  • Donald Orrill ’62 (8/14/1935 to 11/2/2014)
  • Noah Moore ’08 (5/15/1982 to 11/12/2014)
  • Friends: Dr. Donald Anderson (2/12/1925 to 11/6/2014) – Professor of Religion and Sociology from 1965 to 1971

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