Category Archives: Leadership Lessons


Ronald Wilson Reagan Still Relevant After All These Years

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


At Eureka, “The Proof is in the Doing”

By Mike Murtagh. I am often asked, ‘What is the difference between Eureka College and other schools?’ It’s a great question and I often have a quick answer. I tell people it’s all about the doing. It’s a small word and it’s not found on any college standardized test but, its importance cannot be overstated. … Continue reading At Eureka, “The Proof is in the Doing”


A True Eureka Philanthropist: Rennie Atterbury

There has been a great deal of discussion lately on how the new tax laws will affect philanthropy. The new laws raise the standard deduction considerably and many pundits believe that people who previously itemized their tax return will no longer do so. Given that gifts to not-for-profits help decrease an individual’s tax liability, the increase … Continue reading A True Eureka Philanthropist: Rennie Atterbury


Eureka College Graduate to Serve as Founders Day Speaker Feb. 2

EUREKA, Ill. — Rev. Beau Underwood, a 2006 Eureka College graduate and senior minister of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Jefferson City, Mo., will serve as guest speaker at the College’s annual Founders Day Convocation on Friday, Feb. 2 beginning at 4 p.m. at Becker Auditorium inside the Donald B. Cerf Center. Rev. … Continue reading Eureka College Graduate to Serve as Founders Day Speaker Feb. 2


“Do Your Giving While You Are Living”: A Richard Sanders Story

By Mike Murtagh. Sometimes in life, a few well-chosen words have a profound impact on people and institutions. Several years ago, Carolyn Shepard, a good friend of Eureka College and a notable philanthropist told Dr. Richard Sanders that he should do his giving while he was living so that he would know where it was … Continue reading “Do Your Giving While You Are Living”: A Richard Sanders Story


Ways Eureka College Alums Can Re-Engage With Their Alma Mater

Eureka College Alumni Pregame Basketball Gatherings Cheer on the Red Devils and reconnect with classmates, fraternity brothers, sorority sisters and friends at Alumni basketball gatherings. We host several pregame festivities during the EC men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Join us right here in the Christine Bonati Bollwinkle Arena or in St. Louis or Chicago! We … Continue reading Ways Eureka College Alums Can Re-Engage With Their Alma Mater


Eureka College and American Opportunity: Mark Rutledge ’06

By Rachel Smith. The Eureka College community is committed to creating advantages and opportunities for students and shaping their futures to become contributing citizens. Eureka College graduate, Mark Rutledge, has shaped his own life and the lives of others through implementing the values and lessons he learned during his remarkable tenure on campus. Rutledge graduated … Continue reading Eureka College and American Opportunity: Mark Rutledge ’06


Eureka College Students Receive Caterpillar Honor

A pair of Eureka College business students were recently the recipients of awards from Caterpillar. Jesse Burford and Chet Griffith were on the winning team for the Fall 2017 Intern Case Competition on Nov. 13, covering Blockchain Technology within Caterpillar. The case was judged on research, innovation, communication, teamwork, recommendation and overall question-and-answer dialogue. Judges … Continue reading Eureka College Students Receive Caterpillar Honor


Student Mentorships and “My Eureka Summer”

More than two dozen Eureka College students participated in summer mentorships in 2017. The mentorships ranged from central Illinois, Georgia, Arizona, Washington, D.C. to many other locations in a wide variety of studies. Hear from our students to discover how they experienced “My Eureka Summer”.   Isabella Anderson, Music-Performance & Theatre and Drama – DeKalb, IL  … Continue reading Student Mentorships and “My Eureka Summer”