Upcoming Alumni Events

Central College Service Day

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Join Kathy Cashen Thompson '87 at the
Young Women's Resource Center
818 5th Ave - Des Moines
9:00 a.m. - noon

Come dressed for light yard work

T-shirts and lunch provided

*In case of inclement weather, we will clean and organize the child care room

Central RED Society - Service Day

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

**This is a Central RED event for members of the Society. If interested in becoming a member, check out our website at **

Central RED members will spend the morning fluffling & dusting the floats for Tulip Time. We will go for lunch afterwards.

Central RED Society : The Mystery of Gasoline

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

**This is a Central RED event for members of the Society. If interested in becoming a member, check out our website at **

We all use it every day.  We pump it, we complain about the price, and we wonder about octane and ethanol.  But very few of us really understand the complexities of producing, transporting, and pricing gasoline.  This presentation will try to unravel some of the mystery behind gasoline.  We will explore the history and the close relationships between the energy and auto industries as well as the EPA on the formulation of gasoline.  We will learn about the raw material and the refinery processes used to make it.  Finally we will discuss the logistics of transportation and distribution of the #1 consumer energy product.  Michael Morgan spent 30 years with Conoco, Inc. and 4 years with Suncor Energy, all in the oil-refining side of the business. Since retiring, Mike has provided expert and technical witness support for various oil industry issues.

Mock Trial Celebration

Saturday, May 9, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Mock Trial Thirty Years and Counting

We hope you won't object to a Tulip Time Reunion!


Enjoy the Tulip Time festivities before the reception and dinner with special guest -Dr. Don Racheter. The reception in the Boat Moore Weller rooms in the Maytag Student Center begins at 5:30 followed up by dinner at 6:00.

Your cost - $10.00

Please RSVP at Mock Trial or call the alumni office with credit card information at 800-4470-0287 or 515-628-5154.

Hotel rooms are filling up fast, reserve yours today at or

A Cappella Choir Reception Cedar Rapids

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Concert at St. Paul's United Methodist Church

1340 3rd Ave S.E. - Cedar Rapids

Reception at the church immediately following

A Cappella Choir Reception Oostburg

Sunday May 24 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Concert at First Reformed Church

927 Superior Ave. - Oostburg

Reception at the church immediately following


Friday, May 29 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dos Rios - 316 Court Avenue in Des Moines

Update on the college from President Mark Putnam

Cost of the luncheon - $15, an opportunity to meet Central College friends who live and work nearby - priceless!

Tennis invitational

Saturday, August 29 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Saturday, August 29, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Central College Tennis Courts

Free Food! Free T-Shirt! See Old Friends! Make New Friends! Hug Coach Stursma!
Play current Dutch Tennis players!

Do you need another reason?

Let Coach Ryun Ferrell know he can count on you to be there by emailing him at

Homecoming Weekend Oct 9, 2015 - Oct. 11, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015 - Sunday October 11, 2015

All alumni, families and friends are invited to return to campus to enjoy the festivities. Activities are planned for guests of all ages.
We will celebrate the classes of 1955, 1956, 1957 Cluster, 1960, 1961 & 1962 Cluster, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015.

Friday, Oct. 9

Heritage Day reception, worship and luncheon (by invitation only)
The Lemming Race
Alumni/Student Mixer at the Friday Night Barbeque
Alumni Social

Saturday, Oct. 10

Pancake breakfast
Alumni Awards Luncheon
Tailgate under the Big Tent
Central football vs Luther
Party on the Plaza
Gathering of the classes

Sunday, Oct. 11

A Capella Choir assisting in worship at Second Reformed Church
Sunday brunch
Ninth annual Flying Pans Steel Band Concert
A Capella Choir/Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert
...and much, much more!

We look forward to seeing you on campus!