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

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

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

Central alumni pose for a photo at Homecoming 2021

2021 Homecoming Class Reunions

Check out all the class reunion photos from Central Homecoming 2021!

Jan 12, 2022

Central College Commencement 2021

2021: Where Are They Now?

It’s been less than a year since they graduated, but members of Central’s Class of 2021 are already making their mark in the world.

Jan 13, 2022

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.

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