Earl Simmelink

Donor Profile — Earl Simmelink

A Wisconsin dairy farmer who never attended Central College gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to ensure generations of students would benefit from the education he never received.

Feb 14, 2020

Joyce Schipper with former Central President David Roe at the naming of the Ron & Joyce Schipper Stadium in 2006.

In Memoriam: Central Stadium Namesake Joyce Schipper Dies

Joyce Schipper, wife of Central College’s late College Football Hall of Fame coach Ron Schipper, passed away Dec. 29 in Holland, Michigan.

Dec 30, 2019

Robert Franks, left, and Cynthia Mahmood, right, are joined by Tej and Karen Dhawan after it was announced the Dhawans established the Franks-Mahmood Fund for Undergraduate Research. The news was shared at a faculty endowed chairs’ conference dinner on campus Sept. 20.

Around the Pond – Fall 2019

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

Nov 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

“Mandy Spangler Manning ’98

Letters to the Editor – Fall 2019

Read the latest letters to the editor submissions.

Nov 15, 2019

President Mark Putnam

The State of the College

An annual report and honor roll of giving.

Nov 14, 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

2019 graduates

Commencement 2019: The Measure of Success

Highlights from Commencement 2019

Aug 15, 2019

From left, Steve Muller ’85, Al Dorenkamp ’75, Larry Happel ’81, Mark Ellingson ’80 and Sam Vande Weerd ’86.

Staff Honor

Larry Happel ’81, center, Central’s longtime sports information director, recently was honored when the national championship trophy case inside P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium was named in his honor.

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

Students pictured from left to right: Whitney Burgardt, Cody Tuttle, Pat Gray, Dalton Ehret, Cheyanne Scholl, Jeremy Vester, Hannah Reussner, Vinz Faure, Grace Vaughn, Brandi Gilbert, Miguel Piña and Alejandra Maldonado.

Student Leadership Awards

Central College honored nine students during its annual Student Leaderships Award and Recognition program April 28

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

New interactive donor wall

Giving Wall

In an additional tribute to the generosity of Central’s donors, the college unveiled a new Heritage Roll of Honor.

Aug 15, 2019

Faculty Awards

Five Central College faculty members received awards this spring for outstanding leadership in teaching, service and scholarship.

Aug 14, 2019

19th annual Scholarship Dinner

Donor Dinner

More than 560 donors, students and college staff hosts attended this year’s Scholarship Dinner in April.

Aug 15, 2019

Jenae Jenison ’11, bottom left and Reid Evans ’01, bottom right

Awards, Gifts and Recognitions

Read about recent successes of members of the Central College family.

May 10, 2019

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