Meet Central Alumni

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.

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Commencement 2023 Highlights

Proud is an understatement. Congratulations, Central College Class of 2023!

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.

Brad DiLeo ’22

Acceptance of Others

Brad DiLeo ’22 has the superpower of positivity. He encourages everyone to take ownership and learn from mistakes.

Polly Adam Brekke ’91

Relentless Pursuit for Equity

Polly Adam Brekke ’91 advocates for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing by breaking down communication barriers.

Cheri Trout Doane ’98

A Force for Good

Cheri Trout Doane ’98 has helped Central College students make a difference by fostering citizen involvement.

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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.

Shawn Vande Kieft ’21 outside Pella Corporation where he works as a product engineer.

Dreams Have No Deadlines

After 15 years in the workforce, Shawn Vande Kieft ’21 learned it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

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