December 2013


Maroon & Gold – Recapping December 2013

A Note From Home…

Christmastime is HERE….

And it sure has come quickly! Sometimes in the busy-ness of preparing to celebrate this blessed season, I can easily succumb to feeling like I’m just not ready. I am reminded today that the most important thing that needs to be ready is ME. Is my heart in the right place? Am I focusing on things or people, making memories with them and really enjoying the time spent together?

Yes, preparation is the key to success and the Alumni/Development Office does alot of preparation for the many opportunities we present to connect our alumni to their alma mater. But, really appreciating the people present…be it family at home or our alumni family during the events we offer them…that is the key to enjoying this time of year.

I thank God for the reason we celebrate and for those I get to celebrate with in so many ways.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!

Shellie Schwanke
Director of Alumni Relations – Class of ’87

Dr. Logsdon’s Studs Terkel Project Spotlight

Mary Jo Vines Houseman

Mary Joe Vines Houseman, Class of 1960

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 during the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s.

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

Alumni Events

Reconnect and see what events are coming up. For additional information on any of these events and to make your reservations, contact the Alumni Office at 877-892-7823 or email

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!

Pictures with Santa…what a treasure! The Alumni Office is pleased to share alumni family photos sharing good cheer with our Eureka College family. Here are the December 2013 Class Notes from our family to yours.