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

Students from the Class of 2020 look on as Kellie Gorsche Markey ’88 addresses them during her Commencement speech in September.

2020: Where Are They Now?

It’s been less than a year since they graduated, but members of Central’s Class of 2020 are already making their mark in the world.

Jan 15, 2021

2020 Central graduate with "Better Late Than Never" on her mortarboard.

Better Late Than Never

In some ways, this is a story about what wasn’t. There were plans for Homecoming and Commencement and then there was 2020.

Nov 13, 2020

Dean Furness ’94

Motivation Gone Viral

Dean Furness ’94 recently gave a TED talk about overcoming challenges and resetting your personal average.

Nov 13, 2020

Cory Synhorst SerVaas ’44

In Memoriam: Cory Synhorst Servaas ’44

Cory Synhorst SerVaas ’44, former editor of The Saturday Evening Post, physician, inventor, health educator and television personality, died March 6, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was 95.

May 20, 2020

Martin Feeney

In Memoriam: Former Central Professor Martin Feeney

Martin Daniel Feeney, associate professor of communication at Central College from 1986 to 2008, died Jan. 3, 2020, in Clive, Iowa. He was 71.

May 20, 2020

Richard ’62 and Mary Roorda Glendening ’62

More Than 35 Consecutive Years of Giving

Richard ’62 and Mary Roorda Glendening ’62 have dedicated their lives to advancing Central’s mission.

May 20, 2020

Eleanor Witt, Madeline Allen and Elizabeth Pearson pose for a photo following Commencement 2019.

2019: Where Are They Now?

It’s less than a year since they graduated, but members of Central’s Class of 2019 are already making their mark in the world.

Feb 14, 2020

Karlee Rock Schneider ’15 in the Iowa DCI Crime Lab

CSI: Ankeny

A recent alumna puts her STEM studies to work in Iowa’s crime lab.

Nov 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

2019 graduates

Commencement 2019: The Measure of Success

Highlights from Commencement 2019

Aug 15, 2019

Commencement speaker Steven Van Wyk ’81

Alumni Honors

Central College bestowed special honors on three of its own during its annual commencement ceremony May 18.

Aug 15, 2019

Dave Sutphen ’61, second from right, and his wife, Ardie Pals Sutphen ’64, second from left

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dave ’61 and Ardie Pals Sutphen ’64 were honored by Central College’s student-athletes at the Dutchies award event.

Aug 15, 2019

Jeremy Vester ’19 and Dave Sutphen ’61 pose together on Hoo-Rah Day.

Celebrating Hoo-Rah! Day

Central College celebrated its third-annual Hoo-Rah! Day Wednesday, April 10.

May 14, 2019

Leslie Duinink ’90

Duinink Named Registrar

Interim registrar and associate professor of exercise science Leslie Duinink ’90 has been appointed registrar.

May 14, 2019

Steve Van Wyk ’81

2019 Commencement Speaker

Steve Van Wyk ’81 will speak at Central’s 2019 commencement Saturday, May 18

May 10, 2019

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