Class Notes

August 2022

Class notes received as of August 15, 2022


Marje Shirey ’85 teaches third grade at WestPark Elementary School in Buckeye Arizona.

Tracy Ahrens ‘93 earned multiple awards in three writing competitions. In the 2022 Illinois Woman's Press Association Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest, she won second place with her children’s book, What if the Moon… In that same contest, she won honorable mention with her children’s book, Cloud Jumpers. In the 2022 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Ahrens she earned three honorable mentions for What if the Moon ... and Cloud Jumpers. Ahrens also received two Certificates of Excellence in the 2022 Cat Writers’ Association Communications Contest.

Dr. Kenton Powell ’03 was elected Governor of New Hampshire Chapter of American College of Physicians 2022-2026.

Kennedy Jackson ’22 is a TRIO Upward Bound Advisor at Carl Sandburg College. The TRIO program serves first-generation and low-income students in the Knox County area.


A group of alumni and their families recently spent the weekend together at Indiana Dunes State Park. The men are all members of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, and all but two wives are also Eureka College alumni. Pictured from left rear with their families are Megan ‘12 and Jared Byard ‘09, Matt ’08 and Elizabeth ’11 Vander Vennet, Brian Carver ‘08, Meagan ’08 and Kyle Gogoel ’09, Jeremy ‘08 and Nichole Fauser ‘11, Troy ’08 and Sara Burd, Whitney Carver ‘08, and Audrey and Matthew Cahill ’09. As you can see, the kids have them outnumbered!

Trip Picture



In Memoriam 
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Garyion Dunlap ‘74

Marian Magee Marshall ‘85

Kathy Elven ‘93

Mikhail Gorbachev, Honorary Reagan Fellow ’09; Honorary Doctorate ‘09



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