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Recapping September 2016

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Shellie Schwanke ’87
Director of Alumni Relations

Heather Hamm '12

Heather Hamm ’12

Lauren Schwanke '14

Lauren Schwanke ’14

Lambda Chi Alpha

Lambda Chi Alpha




Sarah Melton Jiter ’03 has been promoted to the Assistant Director for the Center for Recruitment and Orientation at the Community College of Aurora in Colorado.

Jeremy Bachelor ’10 received a Ph.D. in Applied Spanish Linguistics from the Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (Mexico). He is working at Heartland Community College (Normal) as Coordinator of Modern Languages and is a full-time Spanish faculty. He will be teaching for Southern Oregon University’s prestigious Master’s in Teaching Spanish program in Mexico in the summer of 2017. He recently had two studies published in peer-reviewed journals.

Heather Skelton Hamm ’12 and her husband Jeremy, announce the birth of their daughter, Savannah Lynn, born on July 25, 2016. Heather reports that Savannah already loves truck and tractor pulls!

Sam Durley ’13 was featured in The Morton Times-News teaching students in East Peoria.

Meredith Tuttle ’13 started the History Ph. D. program at Purdue University. She is studying Russian/Soviet History and she is also working as a Teaching Assistant in the University’s History Department. “I’m grateful to the professors at Eureka for preparing me so well for graduate school!”

Courtney Ponder ’15 is working as a senior financial assistant for State Farm Companies in Bloomington, IL.

Lauren Schwanke ’14 and David Badger were married on Sept. 26, 2016, in Estes Park, CO.  Alumni in the wedding party were Curt Schwanke ’87, Shellie Smith Schwanke ’87, Katie Schwanke ’18, Christine Chun ’14, Emily Camden ’16 and Max Hutchison ’14.

Shout out to Lambda Chi Alpha for being awarded the Tozier Brown Public Programs Award at their summer convention this year. This award goes to the chapter that had the best public philanthropic programs. The men of Lambda Chi Alpha hosted a canned food drive around Eureka for Feeding America and helped host a fundraiser event for life line pilots, an organization that flies cancer patients to other states to get treatment free of charge. They also helped raise money for the EC4Dax foundation, and hosted a Watermelon Bust to raise money for Feeding America. Congrats, gentlemen!

In Memoriam

Betty Trenary Traister ‘43 (9/4/1921 – 9/5/2016)

Stanley Dolan ‘49 (6/23/1924 – 9/3/2016)

Ellis Horton ‘54  (9/15/1931 – 9/14/2016)

Connie Folkenroth Endres ‘66  (11/28/1944 – 7/2/2016)

Tim Studer ‘82  (2/17/1960 – 9/7/2016)

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