Meet Central Alumni

Students to Stewards

Students to Stewards

Jason ’10 and Tayler Wessels Hassman ’13 support Central College monthly. Loyal donors to the Journey Scholarship Fund, baseball team and Central Club, the Hassman's stewardship allows Central to support students across the curricular landscape.

Commencement 2024 Highlights Video

Commencement 2024 Highlights

Central College Class of 2024, go forth and do a world of good. We know you’ll do amazing things. Check out highlights from the day above, or watch the full event on Central Dutch Network.

A Legacy of Love Video

A Legacy of Love

Wilma Damhof Hoekstra ’45 and ’69 and her late husband Tony Hoekstra ’61 established a legacy of love for Central College that has persisted for over 80 years and multiple generations. As a mother of six, grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of 42 and a teacher of hundreds, Wilma’s lifelong passion for learning was cultivated while attending Central. This ultimately led to a career as one of Pella’s most beloved first-grade teachers at old Lincoln Elementary School.

Building Bonds

Building Bonds

Central’s chemistry program allows students to dive into research and academics that prepare them for rewarding careers. Jay Wackerly, associate professor of chemistry, guides students into real-world chemistry problem-solving.

Curtis Bauer '92

Poetry in Motion

Students at Central College are encouraged to explore new opportunities. For Curtis Bauer '92, the ability to explore helped him discover exactly who he was meant to be.

"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®.

Delaney Underwood '23: It All Adds Up

It All Adds Up

Delaney Underwood ’23 came to Central College to excel in the classroom and on the golf course. For her, it all adds up to a college experience that has been nothing short of remarkable.

Jen Diers, director of the education program at Central College, and Kinsley Parrott ’21, founder and president of Packs for a Purpose, Inc., proudly present one of the nonprofit’s packs.

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.

Beatriz Mate-Kodjo ’11

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.

Kat De Penning ’11

Go Unto All the World

Kat De Penning ’11 has made ministry her mission.

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