The Van Gorp Family

Miss Amazing

Bella from Pella is breaking educational barriers for future students.

Oct 15, 2021

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Pioneers of Progress

Central College’s liberal arts education has been the catalyst of success since 1853, leading alums like these to break the mold.

Oct 15, 2021

Red and white tulips on Central's campus.

The State of the College

An Annual Report and Honor Roll of Giving for 2020-21.

Oct 15, 2021

Jim Fuller, associate head men’s and women’s track coach (right), Kurtis Brondyke ’11 (center) and Will Daniels ’19 enjoyed the thrill of hearing the words “Central College” announced at events more than once during Olympic Trials this summer.

Hurdling Olympic Dreams

Central grads Will Daniels ’19 and Kurtis Brondyke ’11 compete in decathlon trials.

Oct 15, 2021

Central College President Mark Putnam

Finding Another Gear

We’ve all used the phrase “I’m stuck” when we’re met with a problem we don’t know how to solve. This past year has taught me a lot about getting unstuck and finding another gear.

Oct 15, 2021

Jon Witt

Innovative Academics: Relevant Programs for Today’s World

During the past two years, we’ve dealt with many complex issues — not the least of which was navigating through a global pandemic.

Oct 15, 2021

Paul Poppen

Supporting Social Justice Work

Since he was a young boy, Paul Poppen ’69 knew he was going to attend Central College.

Oct 14, 2021

John Mark De Cook ’64 and wife Kay Kuyper De Cook ’63

In Memoriam: John Mark De Cook ’64

John Mark De Cook ’64, Trustee Emeritus at Central College, died Aug. 13, 2021, in Pella, Iowa. He was 80.

Oct 14, 2021

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Around the Pond – Fall 2021

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

Oct 14, 2021

For a Lifetime

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

Jul 15, 2021

Exterior of P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium

Making an Impression

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

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.

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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

Jeff McMartin’90,(left), along with his daughters, Emily and Caroline ’24, and wife Laurie Rieken McMartin ’90.

“I Love This College”

Even as he was coaching elsewhere, Central College wasn’t far from the mind of Jeff McMartin ’90.

Jul 15, 2021

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

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.

Jul 15, 2021

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