Ed Henning ’20 grew up on a farm near Hartwick, Iowa, population 79. He appreciates he can continue to play both classical violin and football at Central. “Every college you visit, they all say they’re like a family. But Central was the only one that really felt like that,” he says.

A Shining Exception

Central College is incredibly good at something extremely rare: Recruiting and educating rural students as well as their urban counterparts.

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Taylor Schuelke ’12 rewrites the ’90s cult hit film by finding success as a young film producer.

Reality Doesn’t Bite

Taylor Schuelke ’12 rewrites the ’90s cult hit film by finding success as a young film producer.

Aug 15, 2019

Dutch Brigade

Student Organizations

Central students are building the future, one group at a time.

Aug 15, 2019

2019 graduates

Commencement 2019: The Measure of Success

Highlights from Commencement 2019

Aug 15, 2019

Arend D. Lubbers was one of the country’s youngest college presidents when he assumed the office at Central in 1960 at age 29.

50 Years Ago at Central

The times, they are a-changin’.

Aug 15, 2019

Zach Greder ’19 and director of sustainability education Brian Campbell

Pitching in to Solve Climate Change

From the halls of congress to a pitching mound in Florida, Zach Greder ’19 learned lessons that will shape an environmental law career.

Aug 15, 2019

Summer 2019 Athletics Updates

Read up on the latest in Central Dutch athletics.

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

Don Burns ’50

Letters to the Editor

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

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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

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

President Mark Putnam

Curating an Education

One of my happy tasks each year is to write letters of recommendation for seniors.

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

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

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

Faculty Awards

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

Aug 14, 2019