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

Off to a Great Start!

It is that wonderful time of year when the campus is once again a buzz with students, faculty and staff and the promise of a great new academic year. The residence halls are full, the parking lots are full, the Commons and Burgoo are bustling and 252 new students join the student body of nearly 696 to comprise the 3rd largest student body this campus has ever experienced. As you can tell, I am excited to be a part of this great community for the 26th year and know it will be the best year EVER! The campus is now book-ended with stately Sanders Hall and Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center in Reagan Athletic Center which is coming together beautifully. There is so much to get excited about here at your alma mater. It makes me proud to be a Eureka College alum. I sure hope you feel the same!


~ 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
September 5 4th Annual Lincoln Bowl
September 10 Peoria GOLD Gathering
September 17 Bloomington-Normal GOLD Gathering
September 19 Parent’s Day
October 9‐10 Homecoming 2015
October 16‐18 Rocktober Vacation in Vegas
October 24 Football Alumni Appreciation Day/Senior Day

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!

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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!