A thoughtful Central community member fitted The Quest, Central’s bronze likeness of Harold Geisler, with a mask while studying and practicing physical distancing on the Peace Mall.

College During Coronavirus

How the Central community is innovating its way through a pandemic.

Nov 16, 2020

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

A model of Old Central Hall made by Central Industries shares a tabletop with a photo of student workers posing with cultivators made by the Industries.

The Factory Factor

In 1935, Central College went industrial to help students fund their education.

Nov 13, 2020

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

Thom Summitt ’74 jokes with former Central volleyball player Erin Dilger ’20 prior to a Dutch men’s basketball game. Summitt, a longtime favorite of Central student-athletes, retired as the men’s and women’s basketball announcer in February after 30 years. He previously announced at home volleyball and softball contests as well.

Summitt Has Dutch P.A. Career Mic Drop

After 30 years, the well-known voice of Central College athletics is turning off the mic.

Nov 13, 2020

Three National Standouts Join Central Athletics Hall of Honor

Three former student-athletes who reached the national championship stage will be the newest members of the Hall of Honor.

Nov 13, 2020

John Wesselink

History Repeats

The Class of 2020 missed its spring Commencement. The Class of 1930 would have empathized.

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

A memorial to Central’s veterans flanks the college’s new Peace Mall history garden and Wallace Spencer Stepenske ’64 Amphitheater

Around the Pond – Summer/Fall 2020

Read up on the latest updates from around Central.

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

Letters to the Editor – Summer/Fall 2020

Read the latest letters to the editor submissions.

Nov 13, 2020

President Mark Putnam and a 2020 Central graduate.

Resilience in Challenging Times

Central College turns to resilience in an ever-changing world of uncertainty.

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Margaret Louise Netz Zondervan

In Memoriam: Marge Zondervan

Margaret Louise Netz Zondervan, former director of Central College Health Services, died June 2, 2020, at age 73.

Nov 13, 2020

Don Maxam

In Memoriam: Don Maxam

Don Maxam, professor emeritus of sociology at Central, died at home June 3, 2020. Maxam taught at Central from 1971-96.

Nov 13, 2020

Allan Janssen ’70

In Memoriam: Allan Janssen ’70

Allan Janssen ’70 of Glenmont, New York, died April 3, 2020, of complications from COVID-19. He was 72.

Nov 13, 2020

J. Barry Griswell

In Memoriam: Barry Griswell

J. Barry Griswell, Central College trustee emeritus, died Friday, June 5, 2020. He was 71.

Nov 13, 2020