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

Forever Dutch Logo

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

Mark Putnam and several Central Dutch student-athletes.

Champions in Life

During a recent conversation with our director of athletics, Eric Van Kley, I was reminded about the deepest values we hold with respect to intercollegiate athletics.

Jul 15, 2021

Austin O'Brien ’14was the Iowa Conference men’s cross country MVP in 2013, placing 11th at the NCAA Division III Championships. He then won an indoor track and field national title in the distance medley relay.

“Unrealistic” Dreams Lead O’Brien to Olympic Trials

The Olympic dreams of Austin O’Brien ’14 are as improbable as where they were spawned — on a couch in front of a television.

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

Around the Pond – Summer 2021

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

Jul 15, 2021

Manford “Manny” Byrd ’49

In Memoriam: Manford “Manny” Byrd ’49

Manford “Manny” Byrd ’49, a lifelong educator and distinguished alumnus from Central College, died Jan. 17, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois. He was 93.

Jul 15, 2021

A drone shot of A.N. Kuyper Athletics Complex showcases many of Central College's updated exterior athletics facilities. Photo by: Andrew Gorman '19

Athletics Updates – Summer 2021

Read the Summer 2021 wrap-up for Dutch athletics.

Jul 15, 2021

Dean Furness ’94

Overcoming Obstacles

A can-do attitude has helped Dean Furness ’94 push forward through life following an accident.

Apr 7, 2021

Jenae Jenison ’11, Central’s director of external engagement, and Drew Sikkink ’06, residence life area coordinator and assistant football coach

Not Canceled

Courage and inspiration weren’t far away in 2020.

Apr 7, 2021

Katie Wang ’21 makes time to get in the research lab despite a heavy class load and full soccer schedule.

Curious Minds Want To Know

From studying genetic barcoding to synthesizing indirubin, Central students conduct relevant research as undergraduates.

Apr 7, 2021

Jakob Steenhoek ’15 draws upon the lessons he learned at Central to solve problems and create a life. “I’m super thankful and so grateful for my experience. It had a huge impact on me.”

A Drone Solution

A Central College class project led Jakob Steenhoek ’15 to a career flying drones.

Apr 7, 2021

Yana Rouse ’21 became Central’s first female minority student senate president in Fall 2020.

Multi-Talented Leader

Central College student body president and track thrower Yana Rouse ’21 balances athletics, academics and campus life.

Apr 7, 2021

Rev. Edwin ’51 and Luella Rozeboom Mulder ’51

A Legacy of Love and Scholarships

Central College always held a special place in the hearts of Rev. Edwin ’51 and Luella Rozeboom Mulder ’51.

Apr 7, 2021

Tiffany Van Gilst ’23

Young Climate Activists Like Me Need Support From Older Generations

Climate change is the problem we young climate activists are trying to fix, and we need your help.

Apr 7, 2021

Images of the Winter 2020 issue of Civitas magazine.

Letters to the Editor – Spring 2021

Read the latest letters to the editor submissions.

Apr 7, 2021

Donald Meyer ’57

In Memoriam: Donald Meyer ’57

Donald Meyer ’57, professor emeritus of mathematics at Central College, died Dec. 17, 2020, in Pella, Iowa. He was 85.

Apr 7, 2021

In Memoriam: James T. Schulze

James T. Schulze, associate professor emeritus of psychology at Central College, died Dec. 23, 2020, in Pella, Iowa. He was 78.

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