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Around the Pond – Summer 2021

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

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In the World James Boatright '21 (center) celebrated his graduation from Central with family and friends. Pictured, left to right, Paige Skinner, Boatright's girlfriend; Lauri Auxier, Boatright's mother; and James and Pat Auxier, Boatright's grandparents. Also in attendance, Rick and Amanda Boatright, James Boatright's father and sister, and Jesse Evans, friend. dropShadow

Hope For the Best

Hope. It’s all anyone has really wanted the past 15-ish months. And it’s all James Boatright ’21’s family has clung to the past five years.

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Arts and Culture Sunny Gonzales Eighmy ’99 and husband Nathan Eighmy ’99 during their time at Central. dropShadow

Thank You for Being Forever Dutch®

Athletics holds a special place in my heart. I’ve been an athlete, coach and fan at Central and loved every role.

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Athletics Austin O'Brien ’14was the Iowa Conference men’s cross country MVP in 2013, placing 11th at the NCAA Division III Championships. He then won an indoor track and field national title in the distance medley relay. dropShadow

“Unrealistic” Dreams Lead O’Brien to Olympic Trials

The Olympic dreams of Austin O’Brien ’14 are as improbable as where they were spawned — on a couch in front of a television.

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Exterior of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium

Making an Impression

New facilities showcase the best of what Central athletics have to offer.

Jul 15, 2021

For a Lifetime

Central alumni share what it means to be Forever Dutch®.

Jul 15, 2021

Former Central presidents David Roe (left) and President Emeritus Ken Weller (center) join current President Mark Putnam at the 2013 NCAA Division III softball championships in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Weller’s Wisdom

President Emeritus Ken Weller accomplished much in his time at Central. Of those accomplishments, Weller authored the Division III Philosophy, which transformed Division III athletics into what they are today.

Jul 15, 2021

James Boatright '21 (center) celebrated his graduation from Central with family and friends. Pictured, left to right, Paige Skinner, Boatright's girlfriend; Lauri Auxier, Boatright's mother; and James and Pat Auxier, Boatright's grandparents. Also in attendance, Rick and Amanda Boatright, James Boatright's father and sister, and Jesse Evans, friend.

Hope For the Best

Hope. It’s all anyone has really wanted the past 15-ish months. And it’s all James Boatright ’21’s family has clung to the past five years.

Jul 15, 2021