John Lucas '92

Cheery Traveler

John Lucas ’92 loved his study abroad experiences at Central College so much he made a career out of it. And now he’s advising his alma mater on its new off-campus study experiences.

Jul 14, 2022

Remembering Central President Emeritus Kenneth Weller

Central College honors President Emeritus Kenneth Weller, celebrating a life of magnanimous vision, strong leadership and immeasurable kindness.

Jul 14, 2022 | 1 Comment

The Roman Colosseum

The Power of the Off-Campus Experience

Central’s off-campus experiences reopen the door to the world.

Jul 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

A Fire for Football on the Gridiron Overseas

Jake Suggett ’20 extended his football career in graduate school for the University of West England.

Jul 14, 2022

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

Dave ’64 and Linda Wesselink pose in front of a canal near the Rembrandt House Museum in Amsterdam on a 2018 trip to the Netherlands

Investing in International Education

Dave Wesselink ’64 and his family have helped relaunch Central College and its students across the globe with a gift that is making off-campus experiences possible again.

Jul 14, 2022

Hailey Swan ’23 with the college’s British phone booth.

The Story of the Red Telephone Box on Campus

Hailey Swan ’23 tells the story of Central’s iconic red phone booth.

Jul 14, 2022

In Memoriam: John Arlo De Jong ’53

John De Jong ’53, professor emeritus of history, passed away April 21, 2022, at the age of 90.

Jul 13, 2022

Barbara “Barb” Little Butler ’58

In Memoriam: Barbara Little Butler ’58

Barbara “Barb” Little Butler ’58, a longtime former Central College staff member and active in both the Central and Pella communities, died March 12, 2022, in Pella, Iowa.

Jul 13, 2022

Around the Pond – Summer 2022

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

Jul 13, 2022

Athletics Updates – Summer 2022

Read the Summer 2022 wrap-up for Dutch athletics.

Jul 13, 2022

Mark Putnam, Central College President

Everything Belongs To Learning

I find it fascinating to talk with policy makers about two closely related topics: education and workforce.

Jul 13, 2022

52 Years of Central College in Mérida, 1968-2020: A Personal Reflection

Indulge in the vibrant history of Central College’s Mérida program as told by Shannan L. Mattiace ’90.

Jun 16, 2022 | 2 Comments