Learning by Doing
Eureka College Changed Reagan & Reagan Changed Eureka College
Servant Leadership Lessons
To whom much is given much is expected. The central idea is selfless service. Learning with a purpose. Ronald Reagan learned and lived this during his years at Eureka. The College's liberal arts and sciences approach which grounded the students in a wide-variety of disciplines while specializing in one was meant to create the leaders, creators,and inventors who could look to broad disciplines for creative answers in a particular discipline.
This was Reagan - and the Current Eureka College Student
Capable of thinking outside the box and find and create solutions to problems through critical thinking.
Able to think holistically and to look at life experiences through a vocational and avocational lens.
To live a successful and full life and able to blend opposites to great success and fulfillment.
It is no great shock then that Reagan was one among many EC graduates who were determined to leave the world a better place than how they found it - better in the sense that those who needed assistance were given it with personal responsibility in the forefront.
Impact of an Ideal Alum
Beyond Reagan's endless financial support, this famous EC alum brought a spot light to a small college. Reagan was the poor kid who grew up during the Depression and, to his own surprise, made it to college at a time when less than 7% of the population attended. From there, he felt that anything was possible - and it was - the presidency. Throughout his accomplishment Reagan always gave back to the place he felt gave him his successful start. Donations, museum-quality gifts, twelve visits, frequent EC events in the Oval Office, Reagan continually gave back to Eureka College. He, single-handedly, has become Eureka College's grandfather - and the College has become a place where his living legacy is being passed on to future generations. Learn more >
The Reagan Legacy Continues on Campus
Ronald W. Reagan Leadership Program
As the only leadership program begun at an alma mater by a sitting U.S. President, this EC program is meant to prepare students for a life of service and help them find their own vision and voice as leaders. Learn more >
Ronald Reagan Museum at Eureka College
Of the 10,000 items in the collection and 3,000 on display, over 90% of the items were sent to the College by Reagan himself. The collection highlights the life of a Eureka College family member and outstanding servant leader. Learn more >
Reagan Peace Garden
Dedicated to the alum who gave "the Eureka Speech" which many consider the beginning of the end of The Cold War, the garden includes a bust of a smiling Ronald Reagan and a portion of The Berlin Wall. Learn more >
Honorary Reagan Fellows
Begun in 2008 to celebrate Reagan's legacy, Honorary Ronald Reagan Fellows include Attorney General Edwin Meese, President Mikhail Gorbachev, and the 2010 recipient - Commandant of the Marine Corps General P.X. Kelley.