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This Feels Like Home

Central College: For a Lifetime

Welcome Week 2022

Welcome Week 2022

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Nothing Else Compares

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In Perfect Harmony

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A Well-Rounded Performer

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Why Choose Central?

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Cheery Traveler

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The Perks of Pella

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Big Red Wants YOU to Apply to Central

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Meet Your Class Deans

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Central Found My Heart

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Paying Generosity Forward

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Commencement 2022 Highlights

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2021-22 Athletics Highlights

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Fine Arts at Central

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DUTCHIES 2022

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Baking a Difference: The Jackson Perkins Education Scholarship

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Hoo-Rah Day Highlights 2022

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Follow Your Musical Dream

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Space Station Central

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Called to Serve

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Christmas Greeting 2021

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Thanksgiving Greeting 2021

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Financial Aid FAQs: Getting Started

Makenna Hall ’23

More in Store

The Van Gorp Family

Miss Amazing

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Financial Aid FAQs: The FAFSA

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Financial Aid FAQs: Scholarships

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Homecoming 2021

Pella Has It ALL!

#TFW You Get Accepted to Central College

#TFW You Get Admitted to Central

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Forever Dutch Celebration 2021

Athletics Complex Tour

Becky Hedges Pospisal ’04

Crafting Success

Gavin Babcock ’21

Chasing His Dream

Aiyana Rouse ’21

Multi-Talented Leader

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DUTCHIES 2021

Celebrate 10 years of the Journey Scholarship Fund

Journey Scholarship Celebration – 2021

Jakob Steenhoek ’15

A Drone Solution

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Central’s Education Facilities

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Central College Campus Tour

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Christmas Candlelight Concert 2020

File Your FAFSA Today

Big Red: File Your FAFSA!

Central College A Cappella Choir Performs “Homeward Bound”

A Cappella Choir – “Homeward Bound”

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“Endless Possibilities for My Daughter”

Professor of Biology Russ Benedict showing a bat to a student during a STEM exploration event.

Bats and COVID-19

Allison Reinbold ’20 working in Central's glass blowing studio.

A New Tattoo and a New Perspective

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back

Blaine Hawkins ’21

Hawkins Writing History

Central College Dance Marathon

Central College Dance Marathon

Student Organization Spotlight: OLAS

Organization of Latinx American Students

Yuan Bank '22

Comforts of Home

To our students...

See You Soon

The DUTCHIES Awards 2020

DUTCHIES 2020

Journey Scholarship 2020 video

Journey Scholarship Fund – 2020

Central College President Mark Putnam

Campus Compact Presidents’ Engaged Campus Awards 2020

Sing the Central fight song with us on Hoo-Rah Day!

Hoo-Rah Day — Fight Song

Quick Campus Video Tour

Elizabeth Rouse ’20

No Limits in Sight

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Preparing Future Teachers

Miles Wichhart ’21

Good Vibes

What Do You Love About Central?

What Do You Love About Central?

Central College Dining Options

Campus Life – Dining

Sydney Williams ’20

“Everything I Could’ve Asked For”

Karlee Rock Schneider ’15

CSI: Ankeny

2019 Central College Move-In Week

Welcome Weekend 2019

Mariah Kooyman ’20

Campus Life – Housing Tour

Josh Villalobos ’16 at Commencement 2016

A Strong Foundation for Our Son

Davis Eidahl ’63

It’s Not a Sprint, It’s a Marathon

Parker Majerus ’20

Follow the Leader

Anne Williamson ’20

An Introvert’s Path to Leadership

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Faith at Central

Sara Tallman ’20

Competition-Driven

C-SPAN Bus visits Central College

C-SPAN Bus visits Central College

Nick Richtsmeier ’01

“The Four Most Formative Years”

Financial Aid at Central College

Financial Aid at Central

Joe Eilers ’18

Next-Generation Engineer

Riley Gray ’17

Savor the Journey

Jacob Wegner '21

Where He Belongs

Jackee Jones ’20

Embodying Courage

Carlos Posas '21

Wrestling the Dream

Liza Calisesi Maidens ‘10

The Legacy of Central’s Choir Program

Internship Fair 2018

Central Internship Program