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 October 2014

A Note From Home…


As I look out my window and see the dusting of snow on this Monday morning, I am faced with a choice. “Oh No! Another wintry blast to make this week cold and difficult,” or “Oh Boy! A dusting of beautiful snow to make Thanksgiving week even more warm and cozy!”

I confess, after last winter’s weekly blizzards, I have been less than exuberant with the change of fall beauty to winter’s snow. So I am faced with a choice: a complaining spirit or a Thankful one. So I choose thankfulness: for all the wonderful things that winter bring, thankfulness for a wonderful family and workplace that I am passionate about serving, thankfulness for good health, warm friendships and the beauty of God’s creation in this rural community that I am blessed to live in. As I reflect on my life, I can focus on the little inconveniences and disappointments or choose to be thankful and truly, THANKFULNESS is an easy choice.

May God bless you this Thanksgiving as you reflect on your blessings this week!

Shellie Schwanke
Director of Alumni Relations – Class of ’87

Upcoming Events

Visit the Alumni Events page to see details about what is planned.

  • Red Devils (Men) vs. North Park University Vikings – November 25
  • Home for Christmas with Mary Finch Holiday Concert – December 14 Reserve tickets online
  • Red Devils (Men) vs. Bradley Braves – December 18
  • “Do It Yourself Messiah” at the Harris Theatre at Millennium Park – December 22
  • Red Devils vs. Fontbonne University Griffins in St. Louis – January 24
  • Alumni Recognition: Red Devils vs. Greenville College Panthers – February 7
  • EC’s Celebration of March Madness at Kelleher’s Irish Pub – March 13

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.

Stories from the Hoods: Mike and Linda

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!