Upcoming alumni events

Join us and other Central family members as we celebrate everything Dutch! Don't forget to bring your "Hoo-rah!"

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Central Football Legacy Day

Saturday, Nov. 6

Central College football alumni and their families are invited to join us for Central Football Legacy Day on Saturday, Nov. 6. Celebrate the legacy of the Central football program, meet the current team and connect with fellow alumni.

RSVP by Friday, Oct. 29. Gameday attire. All events are free.


10:30 a.m. Play Catch on the Field With Your Kids
Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium
11:30 a.m. Lunch in Central Market, Visit the Spirit Shoppe or Downtown Pella
1 p.m. Central Football vs. Dubuque
Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium
Postgame Central Football Legacy Celebration
Ron Schipper Fitness Center


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Men’s Basketball Alumni Weekend

Nov. 5-6

Central College men’s basketball alumni are invited to join us Nov. 5-6! Meet the current team, catch up with friends and celebrate and recognize Thom Summitt ’74.

$50 per person. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 1.


Friday, Nov. 5

6:30-7:30 p.m. Social Hour at Pella Country Club
600 Elm Street, Pella
7:30 p.m. Buffet Dinner at Pella Country Club


Saturday, Nov. 6

11 a.m. Alumni Basketball Game
P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium
3 p.m. Reception With Cash Bar
P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium, Room 216
4 p.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Emmaus
5 p.m. Men’s Basketball vs. Bethany Lutheran


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Central Red Society – An Iowa History Capstone

Wednesday, Nov. 17

5:30 p.m. – dinner; 6 p.m. – presentation.  Dave and Ardie Sutphen Common Room, Graham Annex          

Cost: $15, cash bar available 

In 2009 a crazy idea and a friendly roommate disagreement began an unusual adventure. Dave Baker decided to photograph all 947 communities in the state of Iowa. While he anticipated making a photography book of all the communities, he instead had experiences and lessons that were beyond his imagination. Come along with Baker and learn some Iowa history, see some of the insights, peer into the sociology of rural culture and discover some of the unique places in our state.

Dave Baker graduated from Central College in 2010 with a degree in business management and history. Although he works for Iowa State University as an assistant finance manager, in his spare time he runs “The 29th State,” a blog devoted to celebrating Iowa History, heritage and architecture. In addition to the programs on communities, he has a one-person show on Iowa in the Civil War in which he portrays George Cruikshank, a Fort Dodge soldier. Baker resides in Ankeny with his wife Danielle and their two children.

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