Rev. Scott Woolridge to Speak at Eureka College Founders Convocation
January 27, 2020
EUREKA — Eureka College is set to host its annual Founders Day Convocation on Feb. 6 at 12:30 p.m. inside Becker Auditorium of the Donald B. Cerf Center, and Reverend Scott Woolridge will serve as guest speaker at the event.
Eureka College was incorporated on Feb. 6, 1855, by an act of the Illinois Legislature. The founding date coincides with the birth date of the college’s most famous alumnus, Ronald Reagan, who graduated in 1932. The College was founded by members of the Christian Church and is among 17 colleges and universities affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Woolridge is the Associate Regional Minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin.
A lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he was born in Shelbyville, Illinois, and graduated from EC in 1977.
After earning his master’s from Illinois State in 1979, Woolridge was a psychology professor at Eureka for 10 years (1979-1989).
He has been an Associate Regional Minister since 1992, serving as a pastor and resource to about 45 congregations and in central and southern Illinois. He has worked with congregations on visioning and planning, participated in leadership training of elders and deacons, worked within family systems theory and church life, and done faith-based life coaching.
Woolridge, who lives in Decatur, Illinois, is married to Vicky Logan Woolridge and has two daughters. Allison and Shalon. All three are proud Eureka College alums.
Located in Eureka, Illinois, and chartered in 1855, Eureka College cultivates excellence in learning, service and leadership while providing students uniquely personalized and custom educational opportunities
Originally founded by abolitionist members of Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka College holds the unique distinction of being the first college in Illinois and only the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis. The College, which is located on nearly 70 wooded acres in central Illinois is the smallest of only 23 colleges and universities to ever award a bachelor’s degree to a future President of the United States.