Several of Max “Dubit” Vander Pol’s friends and some former Central student employees at Dubit’s Steak House in the 1960s-70s dropped in to his Pella home in June. Seated, left to right: John Carle ’60, John Danks ’69, Steve Paris ’73, Tom Hall ’61, Herb Blom ’61, Max Vander Pol and Cliff Marlow ’75. Standing: John Goode ’79, Steve Bancroft ’70, Alex Glann ’69, Del Miller ’72, Al Dorenkamp ’75 and Al Paris ’77.

Dubit Did a Lot

Sometimes “doing a little bit” turns into a lifetime of doing a lot.

Jan 13, 2023 | 3 Comments

Kat De Penning '11, third from left, poses on campus with students from Greek Bible College.

Go Unto All the World

These Central College alumni have made ministry their mission.

Jan 11, 2023

Eric Jones '87

Cruisin’ Through Homecoming 2022

Eric Jones ’87 gained a new appreciation for Central’s campus after a tour with alumni.

Jan 12, 2023

President Mark Putnam checked in with Central students working in Pella on Service Day 2022.

Called To Serve

Service has been a hallmark of Central College for generations. One of the most concrete expressions of this value is the new core curriculum recently adopted by our faculty called “Engaged Citizenship.”

Jan 13, 2023

Kyle Munson ’94

Extreme Deadline: An Unsustainable Future for Local News

Kyle Munson ’94 questions the future of local news.

Jan 12, 2023

Bob De Smidt ’61 was honored with the Alumni Stewardship, Service and Leadership Award in 2009.

A Blessing to Others

Robert “Bob” De Smidt ’61 feels blessed and now works to bless others by giving back.

Jan 12, 2023

Jen Diers, director of Central’s education program, front left, and the 2022 Geisler Penquite scholars from Central’s class of 2024, front row from left: Kate Hoogensen, Lindsey Davidson, Savannah Neil, Shanna Hudson and Sophia Egli. Back row, from left: Nolan Brand, Blake Recker, Kole Tupa, Taryn Hintz and Addison Six.

Around the Pond – Winter 2023

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

Jan 12, 2023

"Remembering Kenneth Weller" graphic

Letters to the Editor – Winter 2023

Read the latest letters to the editor submissions.

Jan 13, 2023

Scene from Central College Homecoming 2022

2022 Homecoming Class Reunions

Check out all the class reunion photos from Central Homecoming 2022!

Nov 11, 2022

Cheri Trout Doane ’98, former director of community-based learning, leaves a legacy of service through love at Central College.

A Force for Good

Cheri Trout Doane ’98 has helped Central College students make a difference by fostering citizen involvement.

Oct 14, 2022

Shawn Vande Kieft ’21 outside Pella Corporation where he works as a product engineer.

Dreams Have No Deadlines

After 15 years in the workforce, Shawn Vande Kieft ’21 learned it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

Oct 14, 2022

The Central "C" logo on a Superman-style shield and cape.

Changing Life for the Better (Super Powers From Super Alumni)

Making a difference in the world begins at Central College. Whether it’s perseverance, storytelling or remembering names, the strengths of three Central alumni have proven essential.

Oct 14, 2022

Matt Glockel '21 makes a play during a football game versus Bethel University.

Decisions, Decisions

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Central College student-athletes to make decisions about their academic, athletics and career goals.

Oct 14, 2022

Central College President Mark Putnam at the 2022 Commencement ceremony.

State of the College

An annual report and honor roll of giving for 2021-22.

Oct 14, 2022

Madilynn Pietzman ’25, 2021-22 recipient of The L.A. Garrison Scholarship for the Nontraditional Learner.

Shaping a New Path Forward

The L.A. Garrison Scholarship for the Nontraditional Learner recognizes the potential in Central students.

Oct 14, 2022

Trent Swartwoudt ’22

Civic Duty

Trent Swartwoudt ’22 considers giving back to Central College part of his civic duty.

Oct 14, 2022

Robert “Bob” Vermeer ’66

In Memoriam: Robert Vermeer ’66

Robert “Bob” Vermeer ’66, Central College trustee emeritus, died Aug. 17, 2022.

Oct 14, 2022

Richard “Dick” Ernest Whitaker

In Memoriam: Rev. Richard “Dick” Whitaker

Richard “Dick” Ernest Whitaker passed away on Aug. 4, 2022.

Oct 14, 2022

Central College President Mark Putnam, with 2022 graduate Abigail Lowry.

The Way of Bilbo

Each individual’s journey at Central is unique. The task of education is to balance these communal aspects of learning with the individual needs and interests of each learner.

Oct 14, 2022

Lindsay Schultz Janke ’04, Adam Duerfeldt ’06 and Annie Van Wetzinga ’01

Central Adds Three to Athletics Hall of Honor

Three spring sport standouts who embarked on successful postgraduate careers are the newest members of the Central College Athletics Hall of Honor.

Oct 14, 2022

Individuals recognized during Central College’s Student Development Awards program are, from left: Keaton Rodgers ’23, Quinn Deahl ’23, Caleb Viers ’22, Gannon Oberhauser ’24, Gabby Petruzzello ’24, Ashley Lupkes ’23, Jaymi Gibbs ’24, Lillie McKee ’25 and Brad DiLeo ’22.

Around the Pond – Fall 2022

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

Oct 14, 2022

Sam Beatty ’23

Athletics Updates – Fall 2022

Read the Fall 2022 wrap-up for Dutch athletics.

Oct 14, 2022

John Lucas '92

Cheery Traveler

John Lucas ’92 loved his study abroad experiences at Central College so much he made a career out of it. And now he’s advising his alma mater on its new off-campus study experiences.

Jul 14, 2022

Remembering Central President Emeritus Kenneth Weller

Central College honors President Emeritus Kenneth Weller, celebrating a life of magnanimous vision, strong leadership and immeasurable kindness.

Jul 14, 2022 | 1 Comment

The Roman Colosseum

The Power of the Off-Campus Experience

Central’s off-campus experiences reopen the door to the world.

Jul 14, 2022

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