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.
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Nadia Churchill-Gilstrap of Princeton has received the full-tuition Steven W. Rigazio Scholarship from Eureka College. Churchill-Gilstrap will enter Eureka College this fall to major in biology in the pre-medicine program and minor in art. The daughter of Barry Gilstrap and Jenny Churchill, both of Princeton, recently graduated from Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby. At IVCC she was involved in the Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa international honor society, American Chemical Society, the math club, the… Continue Reading »
Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Bell was named special assistant to the president for strategic and diversity initiatives at Eureka College, July 1. Bell is the college's first chief diversity officer, responsible for providing leadership to promote and develop initiatives that support the college’s core value of diversity. Her duties also include coordinating the implementation of the college's strategic initiatives. "Eureka College's living-learning environment is becoming increasingly multicultural and international," said Eureka College President J. David… Continue Reading »
Sophomore Alison Lasher walks at night along the Nile river in Sudan. Two Eureka College Disciples of Christ students have mentorships this summer through scholarships they received at Eureka College. Alison Lasher of Portland, Ore., is mentoring with an Islamic family in Khartoum, Sudan, June 16 through Aug. 4. As part of the mentorship, Lasher is recording her experiences in a blog titled "Sudan through Muslim Eyes." She is a sophomore studying philosophy and religion.… Continue Reading »
Jessica Brown has been named the new head volleyball coach at Eureka College effective July 1, Director of Athletics Steve Thompson announced Monday. Brown, a 2012 Western Michigan University graduate, will join Eureka College as the 12th coach in school history. "We are excited to have Jess take the lead of our volleyball program," Thompson said. "Jess has experienced success at every level of volleyball, both as a player and coach. Throughout the interview… Continue Reading »
The Eureka College men's basketball team will renew a storied rivalry after a 77 year hiatus when they travel down US Route 24 to play the Bradley Braves on December 18. The game against the NCAA Division I Braves will be the second Division I foe on their schedule after playing at Eastern Illinois on November 17. Their non-conference schedule also includes a trip to North Park University and hosting Rockford College. Separated by… Continue Reading »