Meet Central Donors

Father Thomas D. DeVries '73

Living With a Dedication to Faith and Hope

Father Thomas D. DeVries ’73 included Central in his estate plan to ensure he continues to help students after he is gone.

John Lucas '92

Around the World and Back to Central

International experiences while attending Central College inspired John Lucas ’92 to include Central in his estate plan to help provide future Central students with similar opportunities.

Eric Sickler '83

Warm Welcomes Lasts a Lifetime

Eric Sickler ’83 first visited Central College one cold, snowy afternoon more than 40 years ago. Today, he is giving back so future students can experience the warm, caring community that is Central.

"Homecoming 2023" text overlay with a photo of cheerleaders around a "Go Dutch" sign.

Homecoming 2023

Homecoming 2023 was a huge success! We are so proud to be Forever Dutch®.

Colleen Messenger '99

You Can Make a Commitment Now

Colleen Rogers Messenger ’99 chose an easy way to give back to Central through the beneficiary designation of her retirement account.

Fulfilling Her Parents’ Dream

Gloria Montiel ’23, a first-generation farm girl from Columbus Junction, Iowa, reflects on her time at Central College and how it has opened paths for her future. Montiel acknowledges her Central experience would not have been possible without donors who contribute to scholarships. Learn more about the Journey Scholarship Fund and see how impactful your gift can be.

Hoo-Rah Day 2023 Highlights Video

Hoo-Rah Day 2023 Highlights

Best. Hoo-Rah Day. Ever! Check out highlights from #HooRahDay 2023!

Hoo-Rah Day 2023 teaser video

Hoo-Rah Day 2023 Teaser

Show your Central spirit on #HooRahDay, Tuesday, April 11!

Robert “Bob” De Smidt ’61

A Blessing to Others

Robert “Bob” De Smidt ’61 feels blessed and now works to bless others by giving back.

Madilynn Pietzman ’25

Shaping a New Path Forward

The L.A. Garrison Scholarship for the Nontraditional Learner recognizes the potential in Central students. 2021-22 award recipient Madilynn Pietzman ’25 is grateful for the opportunities the scholarship has provided her.

Request Information


We're excited you're interested in Central!

Submit your request and we’ll make sure you don’t miss any information about campus visit events, scholarship opportunities and more.

Request Info


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.