A Note From Home…


Spring is HERE!

Yes, winter can be long, but we all know that spring finally comes! And with it comes Alumni Weekend! This year Alumni Weekend will be held on campus, April 12-14. It is a weekend  FULL of events sure to please alumni of all ages. 

This year the Alumni Office and the Office of Career Services are working together to  concurrently  host alumni-led student workshops that are open to all.  Our 50 year and beyond graduates will enjoy a special reunion social and induction of the Class of 1969 into the Golden E Club. The Celebration of Life Memorial Service and Spring Chorale Concert will continue as staples of this great weekend. Saturday evening will serve as the centerpiece of the weekend with the Alumni Awards Celebration Dinner recognizing our 2019 award recipients, our Golden E’s and our Faculty retirees. The weekend holds something for everyone!

Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2019

Register for Alumni Weekend events online at

You may also call in your reservations at 877-892-7823 or email

Schedule of Events

Friday Evening, April 12

All events take place in Cerf College Center unless otherwise noted. All alumni and friends welcome!

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Alumni/Student Career Launch Networking Reception and Presentation, Terrill Rooms

This special opening event will feature an alumni spotlight on “Selling Yourself – The Power of the Pitch.” The evening will provide insight for students and young alumni on the power of a first impression. A wine, cheese and dessert reception will follow the presentation.

6:00 p.m.

Full Career L.A.U.N.C.H. schedule

Theatre Pre-performance Reception hosted by Alpha Psi. All alumni welcome

7:00 p.m. 

Department of Theatre’s production of Improbable Fiction

This production is directed by alumna Kendall Katz and featuring alumna Alexis Godbee. Reservations can be made by emailing or calling 309-467-6366.

Saturday, April 13

7:30 a.m.                   

Run with Reagan

Packet Pick up, The Commons

 Pre-registration required at

8:00 a.m.            

Run With Reagan Kick Off

Corner of Burgess Street and Reagan Drive

8:30-9:30 a.m.         

Pancake Breakfast in the Commons

$ 8.50 pp, Free for Race Participants

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.    

Alumni Board Open House in Ben Major Underground Coffee Shop

Lower Level, Ben Major Hall

Meet your Eureka College Alumni Board, give your feedback and hear about projects and initiatives that the Board is planning this year.

11:00 a.m.           

Dedication of Jackson Laboratory, 2nd Floor VB Science Hall.

Come and celebrate the renovations of Vennum Binkley Science Hall and the dedication of our recently renovated Laboratory, named for the William Jackson family whose legacy of philanthropy has impacted the college greatly throughout the decades.

12:00 p.m.  (Noon)      

Alumni/Career Launch Luncheon, Terrill Rooms

$10 per person. Advance Registration Required

Join Alumni and Students for a fun, buffet luncheon featuring a panel of fellow alumni spanning most recent to seasoned alumni sharing their  “Wisdom to Live By”  in this fun lighthearted atmosphere. Members of our Emerging Student Leader Group will also be recognized.

1:30 p.m.    

Tour Campus with Eureka College Staff and Students, Gather in Cerf Center Lobby.

Join Eureka College Staff and students on a fun informative walk around campus to see and hear about all that’s been taking place ‘Neath the Elms since you were a student. The tour will feature information on those alumni who are currently featured on banners that are hung throughout campus. (Tours weather permitting) Stops will include Sanders Hall, Shenkman Room in Melick Library, Ben Major Lounge, Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena and Convocation Center and McKinzie Field)

2:00-4:00 p.m.   

Painting, Wine and Cheese afternoon with Professor Rhea Edge, Burgess Art Gallery, 3rd Floor of Burgess Hall.

Join fellow alumni for an afternoon of painting, wine and fun with Professor Rhea Edge. $30 per person. Advance Registration Required by emailing

3:00- 5:00 p.m.        

Golden E Club Social, Rigazio Conference Room, Cerf Center

Come enjoy this special gathering for all alumni who have graduated prior to 1970. YOU comprise our Golden E club and we want to celebrate you! We encourage you to come and help us welcome the Class of 1969 into your ranks during this time. RSVP requested.

4:00 p.m.                  

Golden E Induction Ceremony for the 50 Year Reunion Class of 1969, Rigazio Conference Room

5:00  p.m.     

Alumni Memorial Service, Becker Auditorium, Cerf Center

5:30 p.m.            

Celebration Dinner Reception, Cerf Lobby

6:30 p.m.     

Celebration Dinner featuring Alumni Award presentations and recognizing Golden E 50 Year Class of 1969, College Retirements, Food, Live Jazz and Fun Cerf Center. $25 per person, $40 per couple. RSVP required.

Sunday, April 14

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.            

Services at Eureka Christian Church.

Come and worship with fellow alumni and community members. Sunday Worship begins with First Light Praise service is at 8:15 am and Traditional Worship service 10:30 am.

11:00 -12:30p.m.            

Brunch in the Commons

11:00 a.m. – 4:00  p.m.

Sorority Gatherings

Contact your sorority representatives for more information.

2:00  p.m.     

Department of Theatre’s production of Improbable Fiction

This production is directed by alumna Kendall Katz and featuring alumna Alexis Godbee. Reservations can be made by emailing or calling 309-467-6366.

3:00  p.m.     

Loyalty League Reception (By Invitation for Loyalty League Members Only), Rigazio Conference Room, Cerf College Center

4:30 p.m.            

Spring Chorale Concert featuring the Eureka College Chorale, Becker Auditorium, Cerf Center.

Join us for the grand finale of our weekend as the Eureka College Chorale and Chamber Singers perform and alumni are welcomed to the stage to sing the alma mater together!

Join us in honoring our 2019 Alumni Award Recipients during the Celebration Dinner on Saturday Evening!

Alumni Award of Merit, John Ripka ‘55
Outstanding Achievement Award, Tony “Lance” Byerly ’89
Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Travis Wilcoxen ‘05
Alumni Board President’s Award for Service, Jane Hamilton Cahill ‘77
Honorary Alumni, Celestino Colorado and Michael Reagan

Register for Alumni Weekend events online at

You may also call in your reservations at 877-892-7823 or email


Career Launch Concurrent Student Sessions

Alumni are invited  to join students for career focused sessions throughout Alumni Weekend. Check the schedule of events and register at




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

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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

Beverly Bourazak

Director of Development

Anna Knepler

Director of Annual Fund

Tara Traughber

Administrative Assistant

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