Alumni Awards

Eureka College Announces 2022 Alumni Award Recipients

 

EUREKA, Ill. – Each year, the Alumni Board and Board of Trustees of Eureka College recognize the successes, professional accomplishments, and heartfelt support of our alma mater by special individuals within our community. Eureka College is proud to announce the following recipients of our annual Alumni and Hall of Honor Awards:

 

Outstanding New Alumni

The Outstanding New Alumni Award exists to recognize excellence in one’s profession or service to his or her community within 15 years of graduation.

Gordon Barkley, III
Class of 2010

Douglas Collins
Class of 2013

 

Alumni Award of Merit

The Alumni Award of Merit exists to recognize lifetime excellence in one’s profession or service to his or her community. Up to four Awards of Merit may be given in a calendar year, and an alum may only receive this award once in their lifetime.

Eileen Setti
Class of 1993

 

Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award

The Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award exists to recognize alumni of Eureka College for a single or multiple acts of outstanding achievement in their profession, or in service to his or her community, or for a sustained period of outstanding achievement.

Joel Shoemaker
Class of 2006

Susan Miceli-Green
Class of 2004

 

Alumni Board President’s Award for Service

The Alumni Board President’s Award for Service recognizes dedication of one’s time and effort to the advancement of the college. It may be awarded to an individual, including, but not limited to, alumni of Eureka College.

Bucky Boland
Class of 1997

Bill Schulz
Class of 1986

 

Honorary Alumnus

The Eureka College Honorary Alumnus/Alumna Award recognizes a non-student who has provided great effort in the advancement of Eureka College, its students and/or mission.

Will Ball
Honorary Alumnus

Telly Wright
Honorary Alumnus

John Morris
Honorary Alumnus

 

President’s Servant Leader Award

The President’s Servant Leader Award honors people from all spheres of leadership for their values of learning, service and leadership, which reflect the mission and core values of the college. The award is presented by the college president to individuals locally, nationally and internationally who are role models of servant leadership.

Jane Cahill
Class of 1977

Lisa Maynard
Class of 2004

 

Eureka College Hall of Honor Awards

Fine Arts Hall of Honor Award recognizes those individuals who have distinguished themselves as a performer, technician, artist, educator, arts administrator and supporter of arts.

Margaret “Peg” Toliver ‘84

Tony Morstatter ‘99

Lisa Marie Adkins Ryder ‘05

Sheryl “Summer Selby” Drew ‘71

Shelley Strasser ‘87

Laura Weaver Hughes

Mark Kline ‘12

Asako Shimasaki Bishop ‘07

 

The Alumni Awards are presented annually during the fall homecoming celebration. Recipients have the opportunity to accept their awards in front of family, friends and other alumni at our annual Alumni Awards Celebration that will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 in the Terrill rooms of the Cerf Center. Hall of Honor recipients will be recognized at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center.

 

Alumni Awards Celebration 2022 -  Friday, September 23, 2022
5:30 p.m. Reception.  6:30 p.m. Program. - Cerf Center Terrill Rooms.  Registragtion below.

 

 

 

Each year, the Alumni Board and Board of Trustees of Eureka College recognize the successes, professional accomplishments, and heartfelt support of our alma mater by special individuals within our community.
 

These individuals receive recognition for their accomplishments and support of their alma mater during a special celebration at homecoming. Nominations for alumni awards are welcomed by any member of the campus and greater community and can be submitted for consideration by filling out the form below. You may nominate yourself or any worthy person as set in the guidelines for each award.
 

  • The Outstanding New Alumni Award exists to recognize excellence in one’s profession or service to his or her community within 15 years of graduation. Generally, a female and male alumnus/a are recognized each year.
  • The Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award exists to recognize alumni of Eureka College for a single or multiple acts of outstanding achievement in their profession, or in service to his or her community, or for a sustained period of outstanding achievement at least 16 years from graduation.
  • The Alumni Award of Merit exists to recognize lifetime excellence in one’s profession or service to his or her community. Up to four Awards of Merit may be given in a calendar year, and an alum may only receive this award once in their lifetime.
  • The Eureka College Honorary Alumnus/Alumna Award recognizes a non-student who has provided great effort in the advancement of Eureka College, its students and/or mission. Individuals for this award are nominated by the Alumni Office and Board and granted by the Board of Trustees.
  • The Alumni Board President’s Award for Service recognizes dedication of one’s time and effort to the advancement of the college. It may be awarded to an individual, including, but not limited to, alumni of Eureka College. Individuals for this award are nominated by the Alumni Office and granted by the Alumni Board.
  • Fine Arts Hall of Honor Award recognizes those individuals who have distinguished themselves as a performer, technician, artist, educator, arts administrator and supporter of arts.
     

Alumni Award Nomination Form
 

Fill out the information to the best of your ability. Open spaces do not jeopardize the nomination. Upon receipt of this form, the nominee will be sent a letter asking to submit a résumé and outline their accomplishments. When he or she responds, their nomination will remain active until they no longer qualify.

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Past award recipients
The awards listed here are intended to recognize those who excel in each award’s specific area.
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Year Honorary Alumni Award of Merit Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Alumni Board President's Award for Service
2020 Laury Patwardhan; Richard Renner; Sonny & Doris Hillhouse Don Pioletti '70 Reggie Sey '13 Debra Davis Moody ’75 Jodi Slingsby & Mike Girton
2019 Tino Colorado & Michael Reagan John Ripka '55 Travis Wilcoxen '05 Lance "Tony" Byerly '89 Jane Hamilton Cahill '77
2018 Anne Fox & Bonnie Darnall Chuck Germann '68 Jesse Helton '02 Janelle Reents '92 Craig Gerdes 71'
2017 Dr. Paul Small & Wayne Baum Dan Harrod '67 Mark Rutledge '06 Tom Cassidy '80 Barb Arganbright Wickness '73
2016 Flo Banwart & Dr. Mike Toliver Dave Adams '66 Siji Moore '06 Greg Henry '90 Dr. Loren '58 & Mary Logsdon (Hon. '03)
2015 Wes Phelan & Carolyn Shepherd Bill King '70 Elaine Flores Welch '00 Rodney Gould '87 Ernie and Barb Potter '65
2014 Dave Windley Dr. Steve Hathway '63 Anna Freidinger Palmer '07 Robert Gold '94 Charles and Florence Coffman '51