A Mission to develop Excellence
through strong core values
OUR MISSION -
Eureka College, affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is a liberal arts and science institution which also provides professional programs with a liberal arts emphasis. The College exists to cultivate excellence in learning, service, and leadership. The College fosters the mutual development of intellect and character so that the members of our community may lead meaningful, productive lives and succeed in their professional and social roles.
OUR CORE VALUES -
Dedication to Learning
We will provide every possible opportunity for learning and will seek to motivate each other to constantly improve our knowledge and understanding.
All members of the College community will act in an honest, candid and selfless fashion when dealing with issues concerning the College.
Sense of Community
We will work to build a community where each person is a valued, respected member. We will honor both tradition and progress equally as we keep the best of our past while building a better college. We will maintain a safe environment for learning. We will work together to accomplish our goals and will trust each other to provide the best effort as we work toward these goals.
We will honor the spirit of our abolitionist founders by creating a campus community that reflects the diversity of our nation and promotes intercultural understanding.
We will encourage everyone to seek constructive challenges that lead to positive growth. We will seek to provide opportunities for everyone to participate in activities where they feel they can contribute. We will encourage the development of leadership and create the opportunities for all members of our community to be positive agents for change.
Decision Making and Communication
We will make decisions based upon careful assessment of data and not on prevailing opinion. We will make our best effort to ensure that those affected by decisions will have the opportunity to provide information to the process prior to decisions being made. We will each strive to ensure that plans, decisions, and information are fully, candidly, and respectfully communicated with every person who will be affected. All such communication will be done in a clear and timely manner.
Stewardship and Sustainability
As we act to grow the College, we will be mindful that we must manage our resources in ways that preserve both the College and our natural resources for future generations.
We will set high standards academically and socially. We will communicate these standards clearly and will challenge each other to meet these standards. We will pursue our endeavors with a sense of quality of both process and results. We will encourage excellence in every enterprise we undertake.
Service and Servant Leadership
We will provide opportunities for service learning, encourage participation in community service, and promote a lifelong commitment to servant leadership.
OUR GOALS -
The true purpose of education is to realize the potential of the whole person. At Eureka College the student's potential is realized not only by the accumulation of knowledge but also by challenging experiences, both in the classroom and in co-curricular activities. The educational experience at Eureka College is designed to help the student achieve ten goals:
- development of the intellect: the ability to analyze, compare, evaluate and reason, and the ability to deal with abstract concepts.
- development of communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening, visual communication, and mathematics.
- development of aesthetic awareness through encounters with great works of art, music, and literature, and through self-expression in the arts.
- development of cultural awareness through knowledge of the outstanding events and personalities of our common heritage.
- development of understanding of the natural environment as revealed by science and the social environment created by human cultures.
- development of physical fitness, alertness, and vitality.
- development of competence in at least one academic or professional field.
- development of greater social awareness and a greater sense of personal responsibility through participation in a community of living and learning.
- development of personal values based on an awareness of the various challenges facing the individual, the family, the community, the nation, and the world, with an effort to find the best solutions proposed by various thinkers of our cultural heritage.
- involvement in the search for ways to use knowledge in leadership and service to further the welfare of humanity.
Dr. Shane Fogo '97- EC Alum
An EC example of excellence
get to know - Dr. Shane Fogo
One of the most demanding ways to support
one’s community is through medicine.
Shane Fogo, a Reagan Scholar
who graduated in 1997, is among the
many Eureka College alumni who
took advantage of EC’s science
program and went on to a medical
career. Central Illinois must have
made an impression on the Kansas
native because he currently practices
just 15 minutes from where he graduated college—in rural Roanoke. And Fogo, along with his wife, fellow EC
alumnus Sharise Marker ’94, and
their two daughters, makes his home
in a town adjacent to Eureka.
Following graduation, he attended
medical school at the University
of Illinois-Chicago/Peoria campus,
completing a residency in Family
Practice and a Fellowship in
Women’s Health. “I chose Family
Practice/Women’s Health because
I enjoy primary care and working
with patients in a preventative setting.
I also wanted to pursue a
medical specialty that would allow
me to practice in a small community,”
Fogo, who has been practicing
in Roanoke since August 2006, takes
care of the area’s infants, geriatric
patients, and every age in between.
“During my medical training, I had
always considered returning to the
Eureka area to practice medicine
because of the quality of the
physicians and hospital, as well as
the friendliness of the people within
the community and surrounding
areas,” he said.
While at Eureka, Fogo took advantage
of the many extra-curricular
activities offered there and discovered
how the college and the community
work together for the benefit of both.
“Because of EC’s size, I had a lot of
opportunities to be involved in a
number of different organizations—
some of which served the college,
others that served the community.
Through these groups, I developed a
better understanding of the college’s
importance to the community, as
well as the support the community
gives to the college.”
These experiences helped shape
his ideas of community contribution.
Participation through education—
regarding Eureka College and the
community in general—is clearly
essential to Fogo.
“I feel it is important
to be involved to help foster and
maintain an atmosphere that will
provide others with the same opportunities
I had to grow and learn,” he
“Also, as a physician, I can see
the direct results that education can
make within a community when I
speak with my patients each day."
Meet more examples of EC excellence -
- meet this years alumni award winners
- meet our Reagan Fellows
- meet our Sandifer Fellows