Eureka Alumni

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

Maroon & Gold—Recapping February 2015

A Note From Home…

February: a Month of Celebrations

February is a big month of celebration for the Schwanke family. Our family of 4 celebrates two birthdays with Valentines Day nestled between them during this short month. Eureka College’s special celebrations also carry great significance for me as well, having been a member of the college community for so many years. Founders’ Day, Reagan’s Birthday and our oldest daughter Lauren’s birthday all fall on February 6th! Let’s just say, we do A LOT of celebrating. This year has been very special as the college marked a huge milestone of 160 years. What are your reasons to love Eureka College? We would love to know. Send us your list along with photos to add to our new photo collage in Cerf Center (see details below).

Shellie Schwanke
Director of Alumni Relations – Class of ’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
March 13 EC’s Celebration of March Madness at Kelleher’s Irish Pub
March 17–26 Memorials of War: Paris and Normandy
March 26–28 Spring Training Weekend in Arizona
April 10–12 Alumni Weekend
April 11 Run with Reagan
May 31 Cubs Game
June 15–25 Imperial Cities: Prague, Budapest, Vienna
June 18 Normal Cornbelters Outing
October 9–10 Homecoming 2015
October 16-18 Rocktober Vacation in Vegas

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

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!

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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!