Kat De Penning '11, third from left, poses on campus with students from Greek Bible College.

Go Unto All the World

These Central College alumni have made ministry their mission.

Jan 11, 2023

Trent Swartwoudt ’22

Civic Duty

Trent Swartwoudt ’22 considers giving back to Central College part of his civic duty.

Oct 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

Comic-style text that reads, "KAPOWERFUL"

KAPOWerful

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

Apr 13, 2022

Taryn Pennington ’13

Representing the U.S. (And Central) In Tokyo

Taryn Pennington ’13, employed by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, explains health care services for top-tier athletes.

Jan 13, 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

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

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

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

A rare color photograph of Paul Metcalf, flight instructor, ready for takeoff.

A Pivot to Pilots

Between Spring 1941 and June 1944, Central taught hundreds to fly for the Army and Navy.

Nov 13, 2020

Professor of Biology Russ Benedict holds up a bat for students to examine.

Don’t Blame the Bats!

Viruses have been around for thousands of years. It’s human activity that’s increasing their impact.

Nov 13, 2020

Laurynn Mize ’21 and other students posing for a photo with a dog

Proud to Be Dutch!

Students and Alumni Respond to COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Celebrating Hoo-Rah Day 2020

Celebrating Hoo-Rah Day

Central College celebrated its fourth annual Hoo-Rah Day on Tuesday, April 7.

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

“Mandy Spangler Manning ’98

Letters to the Editor – Fall 2019

Read the latest letters to the editor submissions.

Nov 15, 2019

Don Burns ’50

Letters to the Editor – Summer 2019

In response to an increasing number of your letters, we’re launching a new Letters to the Editor section.

Aug 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

Now What?

Every senior faces one basic question as graduation looms.

May 2, 1994

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

Vandon House residents on their fancy night out. Photo courtesy of Sara Richardson Perez ’02.

Last Night in London

For one golden moment, the city was ours forever.

Feb 8, 2019

Paul Weihe, associate professor of biology

Confessions of a Reticent Activist

I marched for science. I never thought I’d have to.

Nov 27, 2018 | 3 Comments

University of Vienna

Having a Ball in Vienna

When studying abroad, the semester you experience is often not the semester you planned. That’s kind of the point.

Nov 18, 2018

From left to right, front row to back row: Lynn Hinga Branderhorst ’79, Callie Gardeman ’18, Ann Hinga Klein ’80, Professor of Chemistry Cathy Hinga Haustein ’76, Professor of Art Treva Reimer, Michelle Stam and Sarah Purdy ’16.

Children’s Book Collaboration

Central alumni, faculty and local business owners are collaborating to create a children’s picture book.

Aug 17, 2018

Karleigh Miller ’13

Playing Defense

Karleigh Miller ’13 shines in the courtroom as a criminal defense attorney.

May 23, 2018

The Augie Lugo International Tennis Tournament featured tennis squads from Central College and the Universidad Marista de Mérida. Central alumni, along with friends and family of the late Augie Lugo ’84, attended the tournament.

Central Tennis Participates in International Memorial Tournament

Members of Central’s men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled to Mérida to participate in the Augie Lugo International Tennis Tournament.

May 18, 2018

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