Eureka Alumni

2013 Opening Convocation

Eureka College Alumni Relations

Michael Murtagh
Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Shellie Schwanke
Director of Alumni Relations

300 E. College Avenue
Eureka, Illinois 61530
(309) 467-6317

A Note from Home

Spring is here!

Ok. I live in the Midwest and yes, it has been a mild winter. I generally love experiencing the four seasons, but I must say that as the years begin to accumulate on my birthday tally, I treasure more and more the sunshine and mild temperatures of spring.

Spring signals new life: Easter, daffodils, open doors and windows, the sound of students lingering on the sidewalks, birds and SQUIRRELS are everywhere! Spring draws us out of hybernation and isolation as we emerge from our cozy dwellings and breathe the freshness, soak in the sunshine, and re-engage with each other.

Are you ready for a breath of fresh air to refresh your soul this spring? Your alma mater is bursting with all things springtime and there is no better time to return to campus than during Alumni Weekend. There truly is something for every alumna/us during this special weekend. Check out our list of activities for April 8-10, and make your plans to attend. You will be very glad you did!


~ Shellie Schwanke ’87

Upcoming Alumni Events

Visit the Alumni Events page to see details about what is planned. Discover other campus events on our campus events calendar.

Event Details Location
July 8 Evening at Millenium Park
June 11–19 Portraits of Southern France Viking River Cruise
March 18–28, 2017 Spain’s Classics

For additional information on any of these events and to make your reservations, email the Alumni Office or call 877-892-7823.

Paying it forward!

Take a look at this impressive list of donors for the past month. For those who have donated, thank you! If you don’t see your name on this list of esteemed donors, add your name today!

Give to Eureka College

Chaplain’s Corner

Welcome to Chaplain’s Corner, a monthly column presented by Eureka College Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes. Read this month’s Chaplain’s Reflection.

Dr. Logsdon’s Studs Terkel

Dr. Loren Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of English, has captured the spirit of Eureka College history in a special project he fondly calls the “Studs Terkel Project.” The project is a collection of alumni memories and stories which weave a rich tapestry of the Eureka College experience.

Read this month’s article by Loren Logsdon.

The Alumni Office would like to continue the spirit of this project by inviting alumni who attended after 1970 to send in your stories. You can also submit by emailing Dr. Logsdon directly at

This collection of stories is available in the Online EC Bookstore .

GOLDS: Graduates of the Last Decade

We would love to hear from you! At Eureka College we want to maintain a lifelong relationship with our graduates. We have all heard the saying, “Real life begins after college,” and at Eureka we want to know how our young alumni are faring in their first decade out of college. We appreciate your feedback below, and wish you the very best as you navigate “real life.”

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Class Notes

We are always looking for news about what you are up to in your in your life these days. Help us all stay in touch and stay connected by providing info as to what’s new. Where are you now? New job? Recently married? New baby? Fun story? Send it to us! We’d love to hear!