Upcoming Alumni Events

Tucson Event

Friday, March 13, 2015 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

An Evening at El Charro Cafe

Friday, March 13 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

We invite you to an evening of good food and conversation with special guests
Dr. Ken & Shirely Weller, former Dean of Students Marjorie Giles, and the Director of Community Based Learning Cheri Doane.

El Charro Cafe is located at 6910 E Sunrise Drive in Tucson.

Enjoy your dinner at El Charro Cafe for $15.00

An Evening at Cantina Loredo

Monday, March 16, 2015 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

An Evening at Cantina Loredo

Monday, March 16 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Your invited to an evening of good food and conversation with our special guests: Marjorie Giles, former Dean of Students and Cheri Doane, Director of Community Based Learning.

Cantina Laredo is located at 7371 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd in Scottsdale.

Enjoy a heavy appetizer buffet with non-alcoholic drinks for $10.00



Friday, March 27, 2015 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

It's History in the Making - Friday, March 27, 2015

Take a step back in time with students 6th - 12th grade
as we celebrate our 10th anniversary of History Days at Central College!

Judges Schedule:

Meet in Graham Conference Center
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast and orientation
9:00 a.m. - Judging and comments
Noon - Lunch provided

Central Connections - West Des Moines

Friday, March 27, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Join alumni and friends at Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

5990 University Ave. in West Des Moines.

With special guest Wade Steenhoek
Director of the Martin Heerema Entrepreneurship Program 

Cost of the luncheon $11.00, payable in advance.
Networking with people who live and work in your area ... priceless!


Central in the City - Chicago

Sunday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m.


Sunday, March 29 at 6 p.m.

You are invited to a casual evening topped off with Chicago style hot dogs/veggie dogs at the home of Justin '06 and Tara From located at 1730 N. Clark St., floor 44 in Chicago.

A great opportunity to connect with your Central friends as well as current and future students.

Parking options include the Chicago History Museum parking lot located directly across the street from the From apartment. The rate is $14 for 3 hours.
Or metered parking on Stockton and Clark Streets.

Please RSVP online, email or call the alumni office at 800-447-0287.


Monday, March 30, 2015 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Monday, March 30 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join alumni, friends and guests at the Bistro on the River
located at 411 1st Street SE in Cedar Rapids.

With guest speaker - Jann Freed '77
"How do you Lead with Wisdom?"

Cost of the luncheon $8.00, payable in advance.

Central RED Society - Coal Mining in Marion County

Thursday, April 9, 2015 6:30 - 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 **

Doug Wilson, whose father, grandfather, and great grandfather were all involved in Iowa underground coal mining, will share photos from his extensive collection of old black-and-white photographs, plus maps and personal information acquired during interviews with coal miners and their families. Born in Knoxville, IA, Wilson is now retired after many years of work with Vermeer Corporation in Pella.

Central RED Society - Iowa Houses and Their Styles

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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

Iowa is a treasure trove of architectural styles. Molly Naumann is an architectural historian who works as a historic preservation consultant with municipal, county and regional governments as well as private property owners across the state, helping them to identify and preserve their local historic resources. Molly holds BA and MA degrees in Art History from the University of Iowa. She has been self-employed as an architectural historian since 1979 and has worked in 49 of Iowa’s 99 counties conducting survey and evaluations for local governments and the State Historical Society of Iowa. Within the past 6 years Molly has gained true “hands-on” preservation experience as the first president of the Main Street Ottumwa board of directors, and as the owner of a historic building (currently undergoing rehabilitation) in downtown Ottumwa.

Study Abroad Alumni Reunion Brunch

Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:00 A.M. - Noon

Celebrating 50 years of study abroad!

Join fellow program alumni and past directors for brunch in the Maytag Student Center, Boat Moore Weller rooms. Current directors will join in after the pre-departure sessions.

Cost of the brunch is $5.00, payable in advance.


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

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!