A Note from Home

     A historic day in the life of Eureka College is upon us! This month, Dr. Jamel Santa Cruze Wright is officially installed as the 27th president of our fine alma mater. As the senior member of the staff here at Eureka, I have the privilege of bringing greetings and join in the call to leadership during the formal convocation. I am honored to participate alongside Trustee Ed Holderle, our Alumni Board President, Eileen Ruby Setti ’93, President of the Faculty, Dr. Prahbu Venkataraman, Student Body President, Seth Powers ’19, and Dr. Wright’s mentor from the University of Kansas, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Donn Parson.
     I have witnessed personally the fine leadership of Dr. Wright and watched her team-building abilities and collaborative strengths. Her welcoming and approachable nature, coupled with her wisdom in moving Eureka College forward while honoring our past have staff, students and faculty excited about partnering together to make Eureka College the best version of itself in the coming years.
      Let’s celebrate together the future of this college we hold so dear and continue to give our best as we preserve its future.
Shellie Schwanke ’87
Director of Alumni Relations
Upcoming Events Planned
Alumni Basketball Gatherings Planned: Home and Away!
The Alumni/Development Team and Athletics have some great games and gatherings planned for the upcoming Red Devils Basketball season! Why don’t you plan to join us?
Red Devil MBB vs. Loyola
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Pregame Gathering at Bulldog Ale House at 12 Noon – 1:30 p.m
Calling all Chicago area Eureka College alums!  Here is your chance to remember cheering on the Red Devils and reminisce with fellow alums.  Join us at the Bulldog Ale House before the game for food, fun, and drinks!  Tip-off is at 2:05 p.m.
WBB Midnight Madness at Eureka College
Gametime December 10, 2017 12:10 a.m.
Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Athletic Complex
Mark your calendars for this memorable night of Midnight Madness.  Undoubtedly one of the best nights of the season!  The Lady Red Devils will take on Lincoln Christian at  at MIDNIGHT!
Basketball Alumni Appreciation Day
Saturday, January 13, 2017 1:00 p.m
Alumni Party following Men’s Game
Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Athletic Complex
Celebrate our outstanding basketball alumni on Saturday, January 13 during the Women’s and Men’s Basketball games vs Iowa Wesleyan, 1 &  3 p.m.  with post-game reception in the Athletic Hall of Fame Room. Come cheer on your favorite Red Devils Basketball Alumni as they are recognized between games.
St. Louis Area Pregame Gathering
Wednesday, January 31, 2017 4:30 p.m.
St. Louis area Red Devil Alumni it is YOUR TURN!  We are traveling down to St. Louis to cheer on the Men’s & Women’s Basketball teams as they take on Webster (WBB at 6 p.m. and MBB at 8 p.m.). Take advantage of the opportunity to reminisce your favorite Eureka College memories with the company of fellow Eureka alums!  Pregame party starts at 4:30 prior to the Red Devil Basketball games. (WBB at 6 p.m. and MBB at 8 p.m.)
RSVPs requested at or 877-892-7823.


Homecoming in Pictures!

Homecoming was incredible this year! The campus was in full gear with fall festive glory on October 6 and 7 and literally thousands of alumni, friends, parents and students came together for a fun, albeit, wet weekend. The football team won, 48-6 over Westminster (FULL RECAP). Here are some photos that capture the weekend in all its glory!

Back to the ’80’s Reunion Party

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