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

Ah….just the saying that word makes me feel like I have permission to take a deep breath, find a good reason to visit a colleague on the other side of campus (via a beautiful stroll ‘neath the elms) and plan something fun and mini-vacation-like for our wonderful alumni. Summertime is a time to recharge your batteries and connect with the folks that mean so much to you. And July has several opportunities to do just that as you will see below.
Why not plan to join us for a long weekend in Chicago, or for a baseball game? We will also come to you if you want to host a gathering in your neck of the woods. Either way, the alumni office wants to connect you with other alumni and your Alma mater. We are about building community and a good way to do that is to have FUN together. We hope to see you soon!

~ 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 10, 2015 Grant Park Music Festival Concert
July 17, 2015 Ring of Fire
July 20, 2015 Ohio Alumni Luncheon
July 21, 2015 White Sox vs. Cardinals Game
August 21, 2015 Night at with the Peoria Chiefs
September 5, 2015 4th Annual Lincoln Bowl
October 9‐10, 2015 Homecoming 2015
October 16‐18, 2015 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!