Upcoming Alumni Events

Tailgate in Spokane, WA

Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016 11 AM - 1 PM

Join us for a tailgate at

1898 Public House
located in the Kalispel Golf & Country Club
2010 W Waikiki Rd, Spokane, WA

Cheer on the Dutch when they take on the Whitworth Pirates at
Whitworth Pine Bowl - 1 p.m. kickoff

Cost $15 - payment in advance preferred.

After Five

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Alumni and friends of the college are invited to join us for a Thirsty Thursday Event!

6 p.m. Update on the college from President Mark Putnam

Sterrenberg Library - located in the
Pella Historical Village
509 Franklin Street

Appetizers and cash bar

$10 charge - payment in advance preferred

Pre-Departure Underground Railroad Class

Thursday, September 8, 2016 5 PM - 6:30 PM

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

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Dave & Ardie Sutphen Common Room

5 p.m. refreshments
5:30 - 6:30 class

Free for those traveling September 10 - 11; $10 cash for others;
cash bar available.

Join the others who will be traveling to southeast Iowa that weekend and learn a little about the Underground Railroad before we go. Why was Iowa such an active state in the movement? Where did it operate? And, where did escaped slaves go after they left Iowa? You do not need to be traveling in order to join us.

The Coach Schipper Memorial Golf Tourney

Friday, September 16, 2016 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Grab your clubs and come together to honor Coach Schipper

Bos Landen Golf Course - Pella

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Appetizers, Raffle, Awards and Auction immediately following.

$90/golfer includes golf, cart, range and appetizers

All proceeds of the tournament will go to the Forever Dutch Campaign to honor Coach Schipper.

Unveiling of the Ron Schipper Statue

Saturday, September 17, 2016 11 AM - 12 PM

Heritage Plaza - entrance to the Ron and Joyce Schipper Memorial Football Stadium

11 a.m. Ron Schipper Statue Dedication Ceremony

12 p.m. Tailgate H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse - $8 payable at the gate

1 p.m. Football

Let's Go Dutch For Lunch - Des Moines

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

+39 Italian Restaurant
1430 Locust St
Des Moines

Update on the college
Kathy Cashen Thompson '87
Director of Alumni Relations

$13 for lunch - payment in advance preferred

Tailgate at Loras

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 11 AM - 12:30 PM

Join alumni, parents and friends for a BBQ picnic lunch

Saturday, Sept. 24 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Loras College - Dubuque, IA
We'll tailgate in the small parking lot located at the corner of W 17th Street & Cox Street across the street from Rock Bowl Stadium. Look for the Central Flag.

Cost of your lunch - $10. Payment in advance preferred. Purchase your tickets for the game at the gate.

Homecoming 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016 - Sunday, October 2, 2016

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, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2016.

Friday, Sept. 30

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

Saturday, Oct. 1

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

Sunday, Oct. 2

A Capella Choir assisting in worship at Second Reformed Church
Sunday brunch
Tenth 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!

Celebrating 50 Years of Upward Bound at Central College

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Sunday, October 2, 2016

Calling all Upward Bound Alumni and TCs!

Let's Celebrate 50 Years of Upward Bound October 1 - 2

Join us for all the activities surrounding
Homecoming 2016 plus special events planned just for Upward Bound alumni and TCs:

Saturday, Oct. 1

*    Halftime gathering under the tailgate tent located north of H.S. Kuyper Fieldhouse

*    Post Game party in Graham Conference Center, where we will have an Upward Bound photo taken - immediately following the class reunion pictures. Plan to be there no later than 5:55.

Sunday, Oct. 2
*    Brunch starting at 10 a.m. located in the
Dave and Ardie Sutphen Room, Graham Annex
For the complete Homecoming Schedule visit

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Civic Center

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Join Us at the Civic Center!

2 p.m. Matinee performance
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Join us for the reception in the West Balcony
for Heavy hors d'oeuvres

Tickets $55 - paid in advance
If you want a ride to the Civic Center from Pella, please select the child (4 - 12) option where the additional $5 fee will be included in your total.