Meet the Board of Trustees

Charles Hershberger ’64

Charles Hershberger ’64

Retired Molecular Biologist

Contact Details

BS Chemistry, Eureka College 1964
PhD Biochemistry, U of IL College of Medicine at Chicago 1968
Post-Doctoral Molecular Biology, U of WI Molecular Biology Institute 1970

Eli Lilly and Company

Greenfield, IN

Dr. Hershberger was married to Marla Kylander Hershberger for 53 years until her death in 2015. He is the proud father of three children and grandfather of five grandfather. He is forever indebted to Eureka College for its profound influence on his life.

Community Involvement:

  • Servant Leader in local Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
  • Ministry to intellectually challenged adults since 1995
  • Boy Scout leader for 20 years (District Award of Merit)
  • Founder of New Palestine Youth Wrestling Club
  • Referee for 10 years and Head Official for three years for Indiana State Wrestling Association
  • Coached youth sports for several years.

Professional Activities:

  • Cloned and expressed genes for pharmaceutically active proteins in microorganisms
  • 47 scientific articles, 23 US Patents, 6 books
  • Scientific Achievement Award, American Society of Microbiology
  • Charles Thom Award for outstanding scientific achievement, Society for Industrial Microbiology
  • Powell Award, American Society of Microbiology

Uniquely Eureka Experience

“My double great grandfather, grandmother, both parents, wife, granddaughter and several other relatives attended Eureka. I came to college to play football for Coach Traister and found a life.”