The Central College Alumni, Donors and Friends Newsletter
The Central College Alumni, Donors and Friends Newsletter
Noah, Sara, Kevin and Madison Johnson

TUESDAY, OCT. 5, 2021

Kevin Johnson ’99, a middle school language arts teacher at Lynnville-Sully Community School District in Sully, Iowa, has invited Drew Gallagher, an ESPN producer, into his classroom as a virtual guest for nearly a decade. Gallagher produced a 10-minute documentary called “The Man in the Red Bandana,” which Johnson shows as part of an eighth-grade study on the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The class then interviews Gallagher virtually.
This year, Johnson, his wife Sara Cerwinske Johnson ’00 and children Madison ’22 and Noah, were invited to College GameDay, ESPN’s pre-game show, as Gallagher’s guests prior to the Iowa vs. Iowa State rivalry game on Saturday, Sept. 11. Check out the Johnsons on College GameDay's Twitter!
You also can read how Johnson's mission to “never forget” led to national recognition in an article written by his local newspaper.
Pictured above: Noah Johnson, Sara Cerwinske Johnson ’00, Kevin Johnson ’99 and Madison Johnson ’22.


The Fred Maytag Family Foundation is donating $2.25 million to Central College to fund an annual scholarship program as well as scientific instrumentation needs. [Read Time: 4 min 30 sec]


Sarah E. Holst Hennesy ’91 has been elected to serve a two-year term as chief judge of Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. [Read Time: 2 min]


Central College’s Central RED Society will present “Climate Change — The Past, Present & Future” with Russ Benedict, professor of biology, on Tuesday, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. [Read Time: 1 min 15 sec]


Central College's music program will showcase nine concerts in October. [Read Time: 1 min 55 sec]
Photo of Central College 1991 mens basketball team


Ready for a night of fun and games as we introduce the Winter Dutch Sports? Join us for Midnight Madness at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 in P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium. [Read Time: 30 sec]


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Sunny Gonzales Eighmy ’99
Vice President for Advancement
Mary Benedict
Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement
Corey Falter
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement
Cindy Wilson
Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement
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