Preserving Iowa Prairie One Fire At A Time

Central College Dutch alumni use their athletics backgrounds in crucial conservation work.

Mar 12, 2024

Mark Putnam, Central College President

The Responsibility of Global Citizenship

Mark Putnam, Central College president, provides context on the role higher education plays in global citizenship.

Mar 12, 2024

From Disaster to Hope

In times of crises, lives change instantly. Central alumni demonstrate their empathy and care for others to lead rescue and care efforts.

Mar 12, 2024

In Memorium: Bernice Tromp Vermeer ’50

Remembering Bernice Tromp Vermeer ’50

Mar 12, 2024

Maggie Fisher Schlerman ’02 working with students

Around the Pond – Spring 2024

Read the updates from around Central.

Mar 12, 2024

Cultural Ambassadors

Central College alumni were introduced to new perspectives on global citizenship during their time teaching abroad.

Mar 12, 2024

A Meditation on Life In Five Hundred Words (Or Less)

Óscar Reynaga, senior lecturer of Spanish and class dean for the Class of 2027, reflects on the journey to becoming an engaged, global citizen.

Mar 12, 2024 | 1 Comment

Seeing a Difference

Ellie Roorda ’24 and Ralph DeHaan, loyal donor and friend of Central, provide clarity, hope and glasses for those in need.

Mar 12, 2024

Oh, the places you'll go ...

Oh, The Places You’ll Go …

Central College’s network helps students and alumni realize their dreams and opportunities.

Nov 14, 2023

A red building block labeled with Central College on the side.

Building Blocks of a Central Education

Dynamic learning opportunities can be found in classrooms across Central College’s campus.

Nov 8, 2023

Steve, Jackson, and Stefanie Perkins

Perkins Pay It Forward

Steve ’01 and Stefanie Bresnahan Perkins ’02 established the Jackson Perkins Education Scholarship in honor of their son, Jackson, who has autism. Through their gift, they wish to give back for the generosity they received in their time at Central.

Nov 8, 2023

Keith Jones at Central softball game

Teachers of the Game

Central College faculty members in coaching ranks highlight athletics’ role in educational process. 

Nov 8, 2023

Hailey Hunter '24 playing at a Central soccer game against Simpson

Looking Beyond

Hailey Hunter ’24 knew there was more for her to do, learn and be at Central College. So, she sought opportunities and pushed herself to look beyond her comfort zone.

Nov 6, 2023

Red puzzle piece with text Engaged to the Core

Engaged to the Core

After more than 20 years, Central College faculty and administration thought it time to look into a new kind of core curriculum.

Nov 6, 2023

Central College Homecoming 2023

2023 Homecoming Class Reunions

Thanks to all who joined us for Homecoming 2023! Check out class reunion photos below, along with other scenes from the Homecoming festivities. Click photos […]

Nov 3, 2023

Jack Walvoord '54 speaking with players at Central basketball game

In Memoriam: Jack Walvoord ’54

Longtime Central College Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Jack Walvoord ’54, passed away in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, June 23, 2023.

Nov 3, 2023

Central College President Mark Putnam

Four Critical Years

Mark Putnam, Central College president, values a four-year college education because it provides opportunity for students to develop the person they will become.

Nov 2, 2023 | 1 Comment

Students and donors at Central's Scholarships Dinner

Scholarship Celebration

Spring 2023 included incredible moments, like the Scholarship Dinner, celebrating the Central College family.

Jul 14, 2023

Central to Leadership: Experience Matters

Joe Eilers ’18 shares the parallels between his time at Central College and now in graduate school at Stanford University.

Jul 14, 2023

Political Science: Much More than Campaign Trails

Two Central College alumnae share their time working to make the world better with political science degrees.

Jul 14, 2023

Bob ’84 and Charity Andeweg

Led to Serve

Bob Andeweg ’84, Sarah Hennesy ’91 and Justin Fletcher ’02 felt called to do more for the good of others.

Jul 14, 2023

Central president Mark Putnam

Reclaiming Civil Discourse

When we see and hear each other enough to really listen, then despite our disagreements, we share one thing in common – we are citizens of the same community.

Jul 14, 2023 | 2 Comments

Joe Pratt at the front of his classroom in China

From China with Love

Joe Pratt ’93 wasn’t always certain where life after Central College would take him, but what started as a casual laundry room conversation transformed into an incredible career halfway across the world.

Jul 14, 2023

Celebrating Hoo-Rah Day

A great day to be Dutch!

Jul 14, 2023

In Memoriam: Delmar Wichhart

Longtime Central employee Delmar Wichhart passed away March 8, 2023, in Pella, Iowa.

Jul 14, 2023

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