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A Note From Home.....

 

The weekend of January 25 was a special one. It was the day that former Eureka College Women's Basketball Coach Sandy Schuster and former Women's Basketball/Volleyball Coach Nancy LaCursia received the honor of having a section of the Reagan Arena named in their honor. Nearly 100 basketball alumni (women and men) returned to celebrate with them and be recognized during half-time activities. Below is a note from one of these athletic alumni, our own President of the Eureka College Alumni Board, Eileen Setti '93 who put the impact of these two amazing women into perspective. "Our two daughters have been so blessed to compete in athletics from a very young age. They have benefited from thousands of women who came before them blazing a trail of equality and opportunity. Title IX is almost 50 years old and has changed the fabric of athletics. Much work remains, but we can also celebrate Title IX's impact every time we see a little girl or a young woman fiercely competing in their chosen sport. I know I celebrate every time my girls play ball. I too was dramatically impacted by Title IX and the tireless efforts of trailblazers. Two such trailblazing women are Coach Nancy La Cursia and Coach Sandy Schuster. Nancy was my coach at Eureka. Coach "La" taught me discipline, patience, grace, and humility. I ran hundreds of miles for her, trained, lifted, practiced countless hours, cried tears of joy and tears of utter pain for her. And I'd do it all again in a heartbeat--not for the glory of competing (although that is freaking awesome), but because she taught me countless lessons of teamwork and the pure grit it takes to accomplish something as a team--lessons I use every day at work and at home. Coach "La" and Coach Schuster were trailblazers and living testaments to the power of women and girls competing in athletics. This weekend they were honored by Eureka College and I was so grateful to celebrate with them and many of my teammates. For all those little girls out there-GAME ON. And, to Coach La, thank you." Eileen As alumni, Eureka College has blessed ed us in so many ways. And those blessings are being passed on to the next generation. What a privilege to be a part of such a great legacy.

 

Shellie Schwanke '87

Director of Alumni Relations

Special Assistant to the President

schwanke@eureka.edu

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Spring Training Weekends in Florida and Arizona announced for 2020

 

Florida

The second annual Florida Spring Training Weekend is scheduled for March 7 & 8, 2020!  Thanks to our sponsors, Paul '75 and Suzi '74 Brown. Eureka College Alumni can enjoy two games in the Cassidy Cool Zone Pavillion when the Cardinals host the Astros and the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, FL.

 

Arizona

The Eureka College Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce that the 7th annual Arizona Spring Training Weekend is scheduled for March 13 and 14, 2020!  Thanks to our sponsors, Dave and Barb Arganbright '73 Wickness.  Eureka College Alumni can enjoy two games, one in the shady stands and the other on the Bull Pen Patio, when the White Sox host the Chicago Cubs and the LA Dodgers at Camelback Ranch in Glendale.

 

Contact the Alumni/Development Office for more information at alumni@eureka.edu.

 

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Alumni Basketball Gatherings Planned: Home and Away!

The Alumni/Development Team and Athletics have some great games and gatherings planned for the upcoming Red Devils Basketball season! Why don't you plan to join us?

 

February 19, 2020

ST. LOUIS ALUMNI GATHERING Hosted by Trustee Mike Nardini '85

Red Devils vs. Webster Gorloks

Pre-Game Alumni gathering from 4-5:30 pm

Weber's Front Row, 8169 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves, MO

Tip-Off 5:30 pm Women, 7:30 pm Men

 

March 13, 2020

EC's Celebration of March Madness

4-6:30pm

Kelleher's Irish Pub & Eatery, 619 SW Water St., Peoria

Free appetizers and cash bar will be provided. A $10 donation is suggested to help cover the cost of these gatherings.

RSVP to these events at alumni@eureka.edu

 

 

Minnesota Alumni Gathering Opportunity in February 2020

The 4th annual Alumni Hockey gathering of Eureka College alumni and friends will take place on Tuesday, February 25th  when the Minnesota Wild take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. This skybox experience will again held at Xcel Energy Center, 199 West Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, MN 55102.

Tickets for the event are $50 per person. This has become a great alumni event made available by fellow alum, Jeff Picco '89. Tickets are limited.

 

Please contact the alumni office at alumni@eureka.edu if you are interested in attending! 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE: Alumni Weekend is April 17-18, 2020

Big Things are being planned for Alumni Weekend this Spring! Here is a sampling of a few events you won't want to miss! Look for a complete schedule in next Month's Maroon and Gold!

 

April 17: Career Launch Networking Reception
 

April 18:  Eureka College DAY OF GIVING
 

April 18: Run with Reagan, Class of 1970 50 year Golden E Reception, Black Alumni Association Spring Meet and Greet, Wisdom to Live By Luncheon, Memorial Service, Campus Tour, Alumni Awards Celebration Reception
 

April 19 Delta Delta Pi 110 Anniversary Celebration

April 19: Phi Omega Sorority Celebration

 

 

 

The Department of Alumni Relations and 

The Ronald W. Reagan Society of Eureka College present 

Magnificent Cities of Central & Eastern Europe

March 14-27, 2021
Berlin, Dresden, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw

                                14 Days 18 Meals $4399 Air Inclusive

A blend of world history and fairy-tale charm comes to life in the culturally rich cities of Central & Eastern Europe. Enjoy 2-night stays, guided tours and local restaurants in Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw. Make the most of your adventure with a perfect balance of included sightseeing excursions and leisure time. Choose your tour in Berlin - a traditional city tour or a Cold War focused tour featuring "Check Point Charlie." Walk across the spectacular Charles Bridge in Prague and dine at a traditional restaurant that features a folklore show and dance lesson. View the lavish Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. Discover the picturesque Hungarian countryside. Embark on a poignant journey through history at Auschwitz and conclude in Warsaw, a city with history both joyous and tragic. Explore some of Europe's most magnificent and legendary cities.

Contact Shellie Schwanke, Director of Alumni Relations and the Ronald W. Reagan Society for more details at schwanke@eureka.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2020 is April 17th-19th

 

April 17: Career Launch Networking Reception
 

April 18:  Eureka College DAY OF GIVING
 

April 18: Run with Reagan, Class of 1970 50 year Golden E Reception, Black Alumni Association Spring Meet and Greet, Wisdom to Live By Luncheon, Memorial Service, Campus Tour, Alumni Awards Celebration Reception
 

April 19 Delta Delta Pi 110 Anniversary Celebration

April 19: Phi Omega Sorority Celebration

 

 

Registration for Run with Reagan 2020 is now open - register now at https://raceroster.com/events/2020/29381/run-with-reagan

Follow our Run with Reagan Facebook page here

 

 

Homecoming

Homecoming Weekend 2020 is October 23-24

 

MORE TO COME!

2019 Commencement

In May 2019, more than 100 students earned their degrees and joined the ranks of nearly 8,500 EC alumni as part of the 158th Commencement.

 

Graduates' photos

 

Commencement photos

 

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2019 Commencement video