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…

A Season of Growth

Harvest is in full swing here in this little farming community surrounding beautiful Eureka. The fields are vacant again as the fruits of the hard work of summer are harvested in anticipation of winter. On campus, I am also seeing a season of growth as freshmen become acclimated to the demands of academia, athletics, extra-curricular activities, roommates. Watching from a distance as my freshman daughter, Katie, grows and matures through this first semester is truly a privilege. I look forward to the harvest to come as she moves through her 4 years here and becomes an accomplished young woman along with her peers.

How about you? Do you long for an opportunity to grow personally and professionally? As alumni you have a great opportunity to do just that by attending the Alumni Leadership Connections Conference, Friday Evening, November 14 and Saturday, November 15. Through this event you will get hear great speakers, increase your social capital, interact with student leaders and build your own connections with alumni young and old. More information is below on this very special event. I do hope you join us in this opportunity of growth.

Shellie Schwanke
Director of Alumni Relations – Class of ’87

Upcoming Events

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

  • Learn More about our 2015 Memorials of War and Imperials Cities trips – November 6
  • Alumni Leadership Conference – November 14–15
  • Eureka College Night at the San Francisco Opera: La Bohème – November 19
  • Red Devils (Men) vs. North Park University Vikings –November 25
  • Home for Christmas with Mary Finch Holiday Concert – December 14
  • Red Devils (Men) vs. Bradley Braves – December 18
  • “Do It Yourself Messiah” at the Harris Theatre at Millennium Park – December 22

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 Mike and Linda (Luse) Hood.

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!