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

A Note from Home

Homecoming is coming…are you?

October is a great month! Not only are we celebrating the dedication of the Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center (which is unbelievably spectacular), but we will “Relive the Magic” of the Spirit of Eureka during Homecoming 2015 and follow it by a Rocktober in Vegas celebration!

There truly isn’t a better time to return to campus than on a crisp fall weekend that includes great traditions like Homecoming Happening, the bonfire, fireworks, a great celebration of our Hall of Fame alumni athletes, a Saturday morning parade, alumni tailgate party (all welcome) and great football game! Our hospitality tent, silent auction and children’s area are sure to offer great atmosphere for you to see old friends and classmates. And what about those fabulous onion rings at the post game Chanticleer party!?! Trust me, you don’t want to miss this great weekend to come home, October 9 and 10! We will welcome you with open arms.


~ 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
October 1 Dedication for the Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center
October 9‐10 Homecoming 2015
October 16‐18 Rocktober Vacation in Vegas—Sold Out!
October 17 Father Dominic’s “The Breads of Christmas” program
October 24 Football Alumni Appreciation Day/Senior Day
October 23, 24, 25 Six Flags Great America Fright Fest discounts
November 9, 4pm 26th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
November 13–14 2015 Alumni Leadership Connections Conference
March 7–17, 2016 Spring 2016 Alumni and Friends international travel experience: Bella Italia on the Edge of Spring: Live La Dolce Vita
June 11–19, 2016 Portraits of Southern France Viking River Cruise

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!