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 September 2014

A Note From Home…

Dear Alumni,

Yes…it’s here again! The most wonderful time of the year!

No, not Christmas…HOMECOMING!!! The alumni board has been meeting and working hard to bring you the BEST HOMECOMING EVER during the weekend of October 3–4, 2014. All the events are listed at the link below. We hope to see you back home where you belong…here in Eureka. You will be so glad you did!

Events will include the Friday night Torchlight Parade, Bonfire and Fireworks along with the annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony . Saturday will feature the traditional homecoming parade, tailgating with alumni, friends, football game and 5th quarter celebration at the Chanticleer backroom where we welcome ALL alumni to gather after the game! Send us a note to let us know to expect you!

The Alumni Office, Faculty and Staff, and Students are all very excited to welcome YOU back home next weekend!

Shellie Schwanke
Director of Alumni Relations – Class of ’87

Upcoming Events

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

  • Rocktober in Vegas – October 10–12
  • Football Alumni Appreciation Event – October 18
  • Alumni Leadership Conference – November 14–15
  • Eureka College Night at the San Francisco Opera: La Bohème – November 19
  • Home for Christmas with Mary Finch Holiday Concert – December 14

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!

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.

Off the Boat

Read this month’s article by Pat Patwardhan.

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.”

Take Our Brief Survey

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!