Category Archives: Alumni Stories

Historic Philanthropic Role Models Are a Great Story

Sep 18 2018

By Mike Murtagh. Recently I had the privilege to attend the Presidential Sites Summit hosted by the White House Historical Society in Washington. It was a spectacular event. Hundreds of Presidential sites from throughout the United States were represented. The history in the room was palpable. One of the biggest topics of discussion at the … Continue reading Historic Philanthropic Role Models Are a Great Story


“Together We Win” Still Rings True at Eureka College

Jun 15 2018

“Together We Win” is a mantra Eureka College Hall of Fame men’s basketball head coach Dave Darnall holds near and dear to his heart. Three simple words were the identity of his coaching style for 23 seasons between Momence High School and EC. Now, nearly a quarter century since his retirement, “Together We Win” remains … Continue reading “Together We Win” Still Rings True at Eureka College


Eureka College to Host Reagan Memorial Ceremony June 5

May 23 2018

EUREKA, Ill. — The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College will recognize the 14th anniversary of Reagan’s death at the annual Ronald Reagan Memorial ceremony at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 5 at the Reagan Peace Garden on the campus of Eureka College. Reagan author and historian Gene Kopelson will be the keynote speaker. Kopelson is the president of the New England chapter, and … Continue reading Eureka College to Host Reagan Memorial Ceremony June 5


What Happens After Graduation? Your Guide to Becoming Eureka College Alumni

May 10 2018

The dust has finally settled on the 2017-18 academic year at Eureka College. On May 5, more than 130 students earned their degrees and joined the ranks of nearly 8,000 EC alumni as part of the 157th Commencement ‘Neath the Elms. So what now? The journey at Eureka College for those that graduated Saturday doesn’t … Continue reading What Happens After Graduation? Your Guide to Becoming Eureka College Alumni



Eureka College Announces Alumni Award Recipients, Alumni Weekend Schedule

Mar 28 2018

EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College Office of Alumni Relations has announced its 2018 Alumni Award recipients in conjunction with the College’s 2018 Alumni Weekend set for April 13-15. Chuck Germann ’68 will receive the Alumni Award of Merit, Janelle Reents ’92 will be the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award, Jesse Helton ’02 is … Continue reading Eureka College Announces Alumni Award Recipients, Alumni Weekend Schedule


64th Annual William Thomas Jackson Lecture Set For March 15

Mar 06 2018

EUREKA, Ill. – The Eureka College Science and Mathematics Division will present the 64th annual William Thomas Jackson Lecture in Science at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, in Becker Auditorium in the Cerf Center at Eureka College. Dr. Doug Hattermann, a 1997 graduate of Eureka College, will present “Know Pain Know Gain: The Importance of … Continue reading 64th Annual William Thomas Jackson Lecture Set For March 15


Alumni Spotlight: Carl Hirsch ’51

Feb 14 2018

By Rachel Smith There is no place on Earth like Eureka College. Consider the conversations that transpired with friends, sorority sisters or fraternity brothers or the moment you realized you knew exactly what you were going to do for the rest of your life. Remember the professors who dedicated their time, energy and passion to … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Carl Hirsch ’51



Ronald Wilson Reagan Still Relevant After All These Years

Feb 06 2018

By Mike Murtagh “The college years are some of the sweetest years of your life.” Those words were spoken by Ronald Wilson Reagan in a video made to help recruit students for the Reagan Leadership Scholarship at Eureka College. It is an amazing video that is easily found on YouTube. The Reagan Scholarship is amazing … Continue reading Ronald Wilson Reagan Still Relevant After All These Years