Letters to the Editor – Winter 2022

The Rokke Family - Amanda, Leah (3.5), Kaylee (5), Jared and Zach (16 months)

The Rokke Family – Amanda, Leah (3.5), Kaylee (5), Jared and Zach (16 months)

READI Role Models

Cover of Fall 2021 issue of Civitas.My name is Amanda Zook Rokke. I graduated from Central in 2008. I received my copy of Civitas yesterday and was in tears reading about Bella and the READI program!! My son is 16 months old and has Down syndrome. To read about someone similar to my son accomplishing so much and attending MY college was so heartwarming! I am so proud of Central! Thank you for starting this amazing program!!

I’d also love to thank Mr. and Mrs. Van Gorp for advocating so well for their daughter and, in the process, advocating for all children with special needs! They are true role models for parents like myself.

Thank you again!

— Amanda Zook Rokke ’08
Grimes, Iowa



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