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

Son and father duo and Central College president emeriti, Arend “Don” Lubbers and Irwin Lubbers, are pictured standing together during Don’s installation ceremony as Central’s 17th president.

Looking Backward, Going Farther

Arend “Don” Lubbers, former president of Central College, discusses how study abroad got its start.

Jul 14, 2022

A Fire for Football on the Gridiron Overseas

Jake Suggett ’20 extended his football career in graduate school for the University of West England.

Jul 14, 2022

A Heartfelt Goodbye

Hearts swelled with pride (and a few eyes welled up with tears) as Central College seniors became Forever Dutch® when they received their diplomas and turned their tassels. Two graduates from the outstanding Class of 2022 share a piece of their Central journey

Jul 14, 2022

Dave ’64 and Linda Wesselink pose in front of a canal near the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam on a 2018 trip to the Netherlands

Investing in International Education

Dave Wesselink ’64 and his family have helped relaunch Central College and its students across the globe with a gift that is making off-campus experiences possible again.

Jul 14, 2022

Hailey Swan ’23 with the college’s British phone booth.

The Story of the Red Telephone Box on Campus

Hailey Swan ’23 tells the story of Central’s iconic red phone booth.

Jul 14, 2022

In Memoriam: John Arlo De Jong ’53

John De Jong ’53, professor emeritus of history, passed away April 21, 2022, at the age of 90.

Jul 13, 2022

Barbara “Barb” Little Butler ’58

In Memoriam: Barbara Little Butler ’58

Barbara “Barb” Little Butler ’58, a longtime former Central College staff member and active in both the Central and Pella communities, died March 12, 2022, in Pella, Iowa.

Jul 13, 2022

Around the Pond – Summer 2022

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

Jul 13, 2022

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