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

Athletics Updates – Summer 2022

Read the Summer 2022 wrap-up for Dutch athletics.

Jul 13, 2022

Mark Putnam, Central College President

Everything Belongs To Learning

I find it fascinating to talk with policy makers about two closely related topics: education and workforce.

Jul 13, 2022

52 Years of Central College in Mérida, 1968-2020: A Personal Reflection

Indulge in the vibrant history of Central College’s Mérida program as told by Shannan L. Mattiace ’90.

Jun 16, 2022 | 2 Comments

Text that reads, "Fresh Cookie Tuesday," over a background photo of fresh chocolate chip cookies.

Fresh Cookie Tuesday

This sweet Central tradition stirs up happiness every week.

Apr 13, 2022

Central College Director of Dining Services Iwan Williams sets up shop at the cook-to-order station when kneaded. (See what we did there?)

Mint To Be

Iwan Williams, director of dining services, dishes on Central Market.

Apr 13, 2022

A workbench in the Central College facilities management building.

Central’s Innovation and Antiquity Chronicled

History and innovation brand the hallowed halls of Central’s facilities management building.

Apr 13, 2022

Comic-style text that reads, "KAPOWERFUL"


Kathy Korcheck, professor of Spanish, takes a creative approach to student learning.

Apr 13, 2022

Don De Waard ’82 on the sidelines of a Central Dutch football game

The Mayor and the Coach

A love of football and Pella helped Don De Waard ’82 tackle challenges and build a winning playbook for Central.

Apr 13, 2022

Justine Jackovich Hines ’13 decided to pursue a career in higher education thanks to her experience as a resident assistant at Central. Hines was one of 11 RAs for Gaass 3rd Center. Pictured in the front row from left to right are Jordan Stevens ’16, Randie Dixon Gist ’16, Hines, Allyson Mann ’16 and Angie Allgood ’16. Pictured in the back row from left to right are Clarissa LaPlante Ruiz ’16, Trisha Smith ’16, Katie Todd ’16, Chelsea Brandt ’15, Ashley Cliff ’16 and Anna Bowser ’16.

The Gift of Monthly Giving

As a first-generation college graduate, Justine Jackovich Hines ’13 knows firsthand the value of giving.

Apr 13, 2022

Ian Moschenross Professor of Music

Teaching Treasures

The harpsichord on Central’s campus brings together high-impact learning and a creative, rich artist environment for Central students.

Apr 13, 2022

Mark Putnam, Central College President

Peace and Hospitality

To be at peace in the company of those we love is the most human of conditions and the one thing we desire most.

Apr 13, 2022

Jim Danks and family

In Memoriam: Jim Danks ’64

After more than 60 years of commitment and service to Central College, Jim Danks ’64 died Nov. 14, 2021, in Pella.

Apr 13, 2022

Marlyn Klimstra ’50 and President Mark Putnam

In Memoriam: Marlyn Grant Klimstra ’50

Marlyn Klimstra ’50, Trustee Emeritus at Central College, died Jan. 21, 2022, in Pella, Iowa. He was 95.

Apr 13, 2022

Tom Johnson, vice president for finance and administration/treasurer,

Tom Johnson Retires From Central College

Tom Johnson, vice president for finance and administration/treasurer, is set to retire in April 2022.

Apr 13, 2022

Gagliardi Trophy-winning Central quarterback Blaine Hawkins ’21 shares some final words with the AFCA Division III Coach of the Year Jeff McMartin ’90 before taking the field for Central’s NCAA Division III football playoff game with Wheaton College (Ill.) Nov. 27.

Athletics Updates – Spring 2022

Read the Spring 2022 wrap-up for Dutch athletics.

Apr 13, 2022

Group photo of BIPOC+ Coalition

Around the Pond – Spring 2022

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

Apr 11, 2022

Cover of Winter 2022 issue.

Letters to the Editor – Spring 2022

Read the latest letters, comments and feedback submitted to Civitas.

Apr 11, 2022

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