Eureka Alumni

2013 Opening Convocation

Eureka College Alumni Relations

Michael Murtagh
Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Shellie Schwanke
Director of Alumni Relations

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

A Note from Home

REAPing What is Sown
As late summer is in full bloom, the alumni office is in full planning mode for the upcoming academic year. There is so much to look forward to, and much like the cycle of planting, cultivating and harvesting, the same is true with so many aspects of our lives. We reap what we sow.
As August begins, the alumni office is launching  a new program call REAP.  REAP stands for Recommend Eureka Alumni Program. The goal is for alumni and admissions to partner together to REAP a harvest of new students for the coming year. Next week alumni, new students and parents are invited to enjoy a summer treat together at a neighborhood hangout and meet other members of the Eureka College family. REAP is launching a training video for alumni who desire to help Eureka thrive. REAP reps will be trained to assist at local admissions fairs, make introductions and recommendations for our recruiters and admissions staff, and promote our Alma mater to parents and students who will thrive at this amazing College, a place that has shaped and launched so many outstanding graduates to become men and women of character and integrity.
Will you join our efforts this year in promoting Eureka in your circles of influence? It can be as simple as sharing your student recommendations at or coming out and enjoying ice cream with a new student. Perhaps you would enjoy hosting parents and students at a football game or Discovery Day on campus, or sharing your story at an admission fair in your area. Contact me! Your influence can make all the difference!

Shellie Schwanke

Director of Alumni Relations – Class of ’87



Upcoming Alumni Events

Visit the Alumni Events page to see details about what is planned. Discover other campus events on our campus events calendar.

Event DetailsLocation

August 1, 3, 4, 5 New Student/Parent/Alumni Send-Off Socials
August 26 Night with the Peoria Chiefs
September 3 Lincoln Bowl/Alumni Tailgate Party at Knox
September 10  Football Alumni Appreciation Tailgate Party and Recognition
October 14-15 Homecoming
March 18–28, 2017 Spain’s Classics

For additional information on any of these events and to make your reservations, email the Alumni Office or call 877-892-7823.

Paying it forward!

Take a look at this impressive list of donors for the past month. For those who have donated, thank you! If you don’t see your name on this list of esteemed donors, add your name today!

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Chaplain’s Corner

Welcome to Chaplain’s Corner, a monthly column presented by Eureka College Chaplain Bruce Fowlkes. Read this month’s Chaplain’s Reflection.


Dr. Logsdon’s Studs Terkel

Dr. Loren Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of English, has captured the spirit of Eureka College history in a special project he fondly calls the “Studs Terkel Project.” The project is a collection of alumni memories and stories which weave a rich tapestry of the Eureka College experience.

Read this month’s article by Loren Logsdon.

The Alumni Office would like to continue the spirit of this project by inviting alumni who attended after 1970 to send in your stories. You can also submit by emailing Dr. Logsdon directly at

This collection of stories is available in the Online EC Bookstore .

GOLDS: Graduates of the Last Decade

We would love to hear from you! At Eureka College we want to maintain a lifelong relationship with our graduates. We have all heard the saying, “Real life begins after college,” and at Eureka we want to know how our young alumni are faring in their first decade out of college. We appreciate your feedback below, and wish you the very best as you navigate “real life.”

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Class Notes

We are always looking for news about what you are up to in your in your life these days. Help us all stay in touch and stay connected by providing info as to what’s new. Where are you now? New job? Recently married? New baby? Fun story? Send it to us! We’d love to hear!