Upcoming Alumni Events

Central RED Society Year End Celebration

Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:30 - 7:00 PM

Central RED Members please join us for our Year End Celebration & Annual Meeting, Thursday, May 28th  5:30 – 7:00 pm in the Graham Annex, Sutphen Room.

Appetizers & Beverages, Celebration Cake, Cash bar for Wine & Beer. Cost:  $10.00/person

Annual Meeting & Program 6:00 pm

Please come and celebrate the highlights of our year, recognize our instructors, see who wins the RED Awards, renew your RED membership for next year and watch the unveiling of the 2015-16 classes! RED Membership will vote on the Proposed Slate of Board Members 2015-16.


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!


Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Plaza III Steakhouse 

4749 Pennsylvania in Kansas City, Mo.

Enjoy heavy hors d' oeuvres for $20.00
Cash bar is available

Our special guest - Russ Goodman, associate professor of mathematics will lead an informative discussion on Counting Votes: The Paradoxical Mathematics of Elections. Join us as we explore these methods through a variety of current examples! 


Upward Bound in West Des Moines

Thursday, June 4, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Upward Bound students participating in the summer program invite you to join their service project.

Heartland Packaging Center
357 Lincoln Street
West Des Moines

Get to know these great students as you join together packaging food for the needy.

Central College Service Project Downtown Chicago

Sunday, June 14, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join the Central family in preparing lunch for families staying at Ronald McDonald House, located near Lurie Children's.

What a great way to meet fellow alumni and give back to an organization that does so much!

Let us know if we can count on you!

After Hours - Cedar Rapids

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00PM

We invite you to join us on the top floor patio of

Truenorth Wealth Management

located at 500 1st St. SE in Cedar Rapids

You cost $12 includes heavy appetizers & drinks

Tennis invitational

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

Time to think tennis

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!