A Note From Home…


An Alumni Treasure
This month Teresa and I had the pleasure of celebrating the 99th Birthday of Alumni Award of Merit recipient, Annette Sherman ’42 with a bouquet of Maroon and Gold flowers. As we entered the room, Annette gleefully exclaimed, “My Eureka friends are here!” Annette has held a 75+ year relationship with her alma mater. Throughout this time, Annette served as a decoder in WWII, established her career as a librarian, married, and raised her three children. She has served Eureka College as a member of the Alumni Board and the Women’s Board and has remained a very special alumna to her sorority, the Delta, Delta Pi’s. Annette even continued to take Eureka College courses well into her nineties and was a classmate of my daughter, Lauren ’14, a shared experience that they both treasure.


I am sure throughout the decades, Annette’s relationship with Eureka may have had some ups and downs. Times when she was concerned about the changing times and the college’s response to these changes as well as times when she was beaming with pride to hold her degree from this small liberal arts college as she read a great news article, enjoyed a chorale concert or celebrated a wonderful homecoming or alumni weekend. One thing that holds true, through all of the changes the decades have brought, Annette has continued to support her alma mater and speak highly of it to whomever she interacts with.
A heartfelt thanks goes out to Annette and those alumni who treasure this college and demonstrate it through their words and actions. Eureka College has passed the test of time and will continue to thrive as long as faithful alumni, friends, faculty, staff and administration stay committed to our mission to learn, serve and lead students to become the best versions of themselves.


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

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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

Mindy Webster

Administrative Assistant

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