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 August 2014

A Note From Home…

Dear Alumni,

Everything Good

What a wonderful week it has been on campus. We have welcomed back the second largest freshman class in Eureka College history to study here ‘neath the Elms. We have also dedicated our BEAUTIFUL Sanders Hall. The College is buzzing with activity as students start classes and get to know the ins and outs of campus and start forming relationships that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. This week ‘s activities remind me why I have invested a quarter of a century of my life here at Eureka College. This is a very special place and I love seeing students, faculty, staff and alumni discover and re-discover it each year.

Shellie Schwanke
Director of Alumni Relations – Class of ’87

Upcoming Events

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

  • Informational webinar on Memorials of War: Normandy & Paris and Imperial Cities: Prague, Budapest, and ViennaSeptember 3
  • Imperial cities online webinar presentation – September 3
  • Lincoln Bowl at Knox College – September 6
  • Cupcake Bowl – September 13
  • GOLD Meet & Greet in Peoria – September 18
  • GOLD Meet & Greet in Bloomington-Normal – September 26
  • Navy Pier Admissions Fair/Alumni Gathering – September 27
  • Homecoming – October 4–5
  • Rocktober in Vegas – October 10–12

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.

Vincent Schenck, Class of 1973
Vincent Schenck, Class of 1973

Vincent Schenck, Class of 1973

Read the article.

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!