Upcoming Alumni Events

Study Abroad Directors Dinner

Friday, March 24, 2017 6 PM - 8 PM

*******Event has been canceled*******

Reunite With Your Director

Graham Annex, Dave and Ardie Sutphen Common Room

Buffet dinner, $10 with cash bar

Hoping to see you there:

Mark Simmons, London, England Veronica Garcia Montero, Granada, Spain Valerie Grimsely, Merida, Mexico Ruth Verweijen, Vienna, Austria Tecwyn Vaughan Jones, Wales

Event for Central College Alumni & Staff Only


Central RED Society - What's the Deal With Bees

Monday, March 27, 2017 Noon - 1:30 P.M.

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

We’ve all heard that honeybees are in trouble. Colony collapse disorder has made the news….a situation where bees disappear for no reason. And yet in Iowa, new beekeepers are springing up every day as this age-old process is being revived.  Andy will address what are the biggest challenges to the bee population, and their effect on agriculture if they die out.

Andy Joseph is the State Apiarist for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and will address the problems in the bee community and the hope for the future that he sees. Joseph graduated from the University of Kentucky with an M.S. in Entomology. 

Central RED Society - A 9/11 Survivor's Story

Thursday, April 6, 2017 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

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

All of us remember exactly where we were on Sept. 11, 2001. It was a day of desperation and despair for our country. Brian Clark is a survivor of the attacks on the World Trade Center that day. Clark worked for the American international brokerage firm Euro Brokers, which lost 61 employees that day—nearly one-fifth of its New York branch.  


Central RED Society - Iowa's Old Capitol and the Lasansky Art Gallery

Thursday, April 13, 2017 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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

Join us for a wonderful day in Iowa City.  We will begin with a docent-led tour at historic Old Capitol on The University of Iowa’s campus.  Then we will take a brief walk through downtown Iowa City to the Lasansky Art Gallery.   We will meet Phillip and Diego Lasansky (son & grandson) of the world renowned printmaker, Mauricio Lasansky.  Phillip, who runs the gallery, will tell us about his father who is internationally known for developing innovative approaches to copper print making. We will see some of Mauricio’s  famous lithographs.  We will also hear from grandson, Diego, who is a recent University of Iowa graduate and an up-and-coming painter and printmaker in his own right.  Diego’s work has already garnered local, national, and international attention.  At age 21, he just finished his first solo museum exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.  We will wrap up the day with lunch in downtown Iowa City at Atlas World Grill Restaurant known for its globally inspired contemporary cuisine. Limit of 30.  Bus available for up to 14.

Green Drinks

Sunday, April 23, 2017 2 - 4 PM

It's Time to Think Green!

Network with fellow alumni, other professionals and current students
interested in sustainability careers and opportunities!

Modus Engineering, Green Rooftop Gathering Space
130 East 3rd Street, Des Moines

Free appetizers with cash bar.

50 years of Central College In Vienna

Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Schottenstift, Vienna

5:30-7:30 p.m.

8 p.m.

A Cappella Choir from Central College in Pella, Iowa.

For more information and to RSVP your interest, please contact Ruth Verweijen at or Michaela Maschek at