Summertime…that word rolls off of my tongue and brings a smile to my face. The campus takes on a different personality in the summer. Folks are relaxed and the campus pace is a bit more laid back. But don’t be fooled by the tranquility of summer on campus. There is still plenty of activity with Jumpstart, music, stage combat and athletic camps, along with planning and preparation for the new academic year. I confess that by summer’s end, I’m really ready for a full bustling campus again and putting our planning in action. But for now, I’m enjoying summer’s more relaxed pace. I hope you are too.
Director of Alumni Relations - Class of '87
Eureka College Named to National Register
of Historic Places
Eureka College has been designated as a Campus Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Park Service made the announcement
The distinction recognizes the college’s record of achievement in education and its exceptional architecture.
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 during the '40s, '50s, and '60s.
The Miller House was demolished on June 14. Last August the little white house, which most recently had served as the Marketing office, suffered significant structural damage during a storm that brought a huge tree down on its roof. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the house was deemed too damaged to be repaired.
Italia: The Experience of a Lifetime
The Eureka College Chorale shared the experience of a lifetime as a group of 42 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends toured Rome, Florence, Venice and several places in between. This magical experience literally brought the ancient basilicas to life with Eureka College music.
Members of the Classes of 1967 to 1974 gathered on June 26th for a luncheon to celebrate special friendships and memories. Pam Curran Alexander ‘70 has been gathering her classmates together each decade, keeping the group connected via email and most recently Facebook . Special thanks to her for this amazing dedication. The group enjoyed a luncheon and guided tour of the Ronald Reagan Museum.
Larry Baron '70, CEO and President of the Acme Refining Company was a finalist for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Recognized globally, the award honors the most outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
EC will join the opening evening festivities of the "10th Annual Reagan Trail Days Festival" on August 10th for the community event, 'An Evening In The President's Shadow,' hosted by the Reagan Boyhood home. Come enjoy a little music, a tasting of wine and snacks and mingling with alumni and community members at beautiful Reagan Memorial Park, 816 S. Hennepin Avenue, Dixon from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.,
$20 per person. Click to reserve your spot >
July 29 - White Sox Outing August 13 - Peoria Chiefs August 10 - Eureka College -Sauk Valley Alumni Gathering September 16 - Washington DC Gathering September 25 - Homecoming October 3 - Broadway in Chicago Theatre Event October 30 - Minnesota Metrodome Gathering
Eureka College Chorale members Ryan Callison, Boyd Crtiz, John Dean, Paul Heine, Mark Kline, RJ McHenry, and Ben Miller. The group is directed and accompanied Dr. Joe Henry, Professor of Music. Lyrics by Kelly Gschwend, Director of the Annual Fund.
Make a Monthly Gift to Eureka College
Want to support your alma mater, but find it difficult to write the check? Make a monthly credit card gift! It is a great way to support EC throughout the year without feeling the financial impact of your gift all at once. Email or call toll-free
877-892-7823 to find out more about monthly giving.
Gifts from loyal alums to the Annual Fund help provide scholarships and financial aid to our students.
Thank you for your support!