Upcoming alumni events


Central RED – Year End Celebration

Tuesday, May 21 | 5:30 p.m.

Dave and Ardie Sutphen Common Room, Graham Annex

Cost: $15 Dinner & Cash Bar

Join us for an end-of-year celebration where we’ll review our year, thank our instructors, and unveil next year’s classes and offerings!

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Central RED – Behind the Scenes of the Civic Center and Hoyt Sherman Place

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Bus leaves Pella at 9 a.m. and return at 4 p.m.

Cost: $45, includes box lunch, admission fees and transportation

Bus seating limited to 56

 Join fellow RED members for a fun filled day in Des Moines!

We will start the day at The Des Moines Performing Arts Center, Iowa’s premier entertainment venue. The DMPA is recognized nationally for outstanding programming and ticket sales. Enjoy an exclusive presentation about the exciting things happening at The Civic Center in a program “Behind the Scenes of the Civic Center”. We will learn about Broadway shows from Broadway insiders and learn about the quality family and education programs. We will also receive a backstage tour of the facilities.

After the Civic Center, we will head to another Des Moines entertainment venue and historic home, Hoyt Sherman Place.

Nestled on the eastern edge of historic Sherman Hills District in Des Moines, Hoyt Sherman Place boasts one of Des Moines’ most magnificent entertainment, banquet and meeting facilities. Built in 1877 by prominent pioneer businessman Hoyt Sherman, the elegant family home has expanded over the years.  The building includes an impressive and elegant art gallery as well as a grand and historic theatre. We will enjoy a box lunch in the Art Gallery while we learn about the history. After lunch, we will tour the impressive facility.

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Phi Delta Tau Reunion

Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9

The Phi Delta Tau Fraternity brothers from the years 1962-72 are invited to a reunion the weekend of June 7-9 in Pella. Reserve your room at the Holiday Inn Express in Pella today by calling 641-628-4853.

Schedule of events:

 Friday, June 7

  • Noon – 1:30 p.m. Welcome lunch at the Sports Page Bar
  • 3:30 p.m. Gathering in the Holiday Inn Express Lobby
  • 4 – 7 p.m. Chuck Laug ’74 (Grill “look-alike”) at his home with lots of Phi Delt memorabilia
  • 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Pella Golf & Country Club with cash bar & buffet.

Saturday, June 8

Breakfast on your own

  • 10:30 a.m. Tour of campus
  • Noon   Lunch in the Maytag Student Center  $12/person)
  • 3 – 7 p.m. Rally at South Overlook Pavilion on Red Rock Lake. Food provided by Country Catering.
  • 7 p.m. Meet at the Cellar Peanut Pub. Enjoy Iowa craft beers & George’s Pizza.

Sunday, June 9      

Breakfast/Select group gatherings on your own

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Wrestling Reunion at Principal Park!

Friday, June 21 | 5:30 p.m.

Your evening at Principal Park in Des Moines includes:

  • Wrestling reunion with teammates and coaches
  • Reserved ticket to the game
  • All-you-can-eat picnic with soft drinks and beer

The picnic on the Mezzanine begins at 5:30 p.m.

Game time is 7:08 p.m.

Payment of $75/person in advance is required.

Your reserved tickets will be at the will-call window under your name.



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Pints + Profs

Thursday, June 13 | 5-6:30 p.m.

Peanut Pub, 629 Franklin St., Pella

Have a pint on us at this special event for alumni and your former professors!

Share with good friends what’s new with you and learn what’s happening at Central. There’s a lot to talk about over a pint!

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