Meet Central Alumni
For the Kids
For Kinsley Parrott ’21, Central College sparked a dream to help vulnerable children — a spark that caught and is spreading like wildfire across the region.
Growing up the Central Way
Beatriz Mate-Kodjo ’11, civil rights attorney at BMK Law, advises others how to act as positive change agents in the workplace.
Go Unto All the World
Kat De Penning ’11 has made ministry her mission.
Acceptance of Others
Brad DiLeo ’22 has the superpower of positivity. He encourages everyone to take ownership and learn from mistakes.
Relentless Pursuit for Equity
Polly Adam Brekke ’91 advocates for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing by breaking down communication barriers.
A Force for Good
Cheri Trout Doane ’98 has helped Central College students make a difference by fostering citizen involvement.
More Than a Label
Leo Bird '14 is a live storyteller who uses original artwork as a visual aid. With pictures drawn from his Central College experiences, he tells stories about fitting in, building talent, character and autism.
Dreams Have No Deadlines
After 15 years in the workforce, Shawn Vande Kieft ’21 learned it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
This Feels Like Home
Home is often a place where people are free to discover who they are and dream about who they want to be. Central College was that place for David ’87 and Cathy Snyders Gray ’88 — and their four children — who all describe Central as “home.”
A Fire for Football on the Gridiron Overseas
Jake Suggett ’20 extended his football career in graduate school for the University of West England.