A Note From Home…..

Commencement is Upon Us! 

It is the week before commencement and you can feel the range of emotions on campus as seniors approach the end of this four-year, liberal arts marathon. They now have the finish line in their sights and can taste the sweetness of attaining their goal: a degree from this incredible, historic institution.

We all remember these feelings: the stress of being pushed to the limit with deadlines, exams, presentations; the anticipation of relief and joy to see such a huge goal come to fruition; the melancholy feeling of leaving the familiar behind as the alma mater’s phrase “never to return” becomes more real.

The great news that we alumni know is the alma mater is only true if you choose not to be a part of your alumni community after college. And why would you do that? There is so much for alumni who choose to invest themselves here.  My life is so rich with friendships, memories, and experiences from nearly 30 years of maintaining my relationship with Eureka College. I wish the same for all of you. Stay connected and invested in Eureka. You will be all the richer for it!


Shellie Schwanke ’87
Director of Alumni Relations


Eureka College Alumni: who are we?

Eureka College Alumni are an elite group whose lineage includes abolitionists, suffragists, educators, clergy, creatives, social science and business leaders, doctors, scientists and public servants: all men and women of character. Good mothers, good fathers, good citizens that cover the globe. Although small in number with only 7600 living members, the Eureka College footprint is large and has reached all the way to the highest elected office, as experienced by our own Ronald W, Reagan, class of 1932 and 40th President of the United States of America,

Where are Eureka College Alumni?

Eureka Alumni can be found in all 50 states and throughout the world.

Stay in touch with Eureka College after you graduate! Attend our alumni leadership conference in the Spring, come back for Homecoming in the Fall, or discover one of our many other ways to get involved with Eureka College as an alum.

Alumni Events

We encourage our alumni to stay engaged in any way they can. Visit the alumni events page or the campus events calendar

Giving Back to Eureka College

Give now and make a difference at Eureka College. Our secure online giving process is safe and secure.

Alumni & Donors

Contact a member of our team with any questions.

Michael Murtagh

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Shellie Schwanke

Director of Alumni Relations

Teresa Kennell

Director of Advancement Services

Mindy Webster

Administrative Assistant

300 E. College Avenue
Eureka, Illinois 61530
(309) 467-6317