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Making a Difference through Government Policy

Greg Ellingson ’13, former student body president and British Parliament intern, wants to help shape public policy in the Midwest.

 

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Some call it politics, but Michael Kacmarynski ’14 calls it a career. The recent Central grad wasn’t sure what he was going to do after graduating until his internship supervisor led him to the campaign of the soon-to-be congressman for Iowa’s third district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

On the Campaign Trail

Some call it politics, but Michael Kacmarynski ’14 calls it a career. Kacmarynski was recently a field representative on David Young’s campaign for the House of Representatives.

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Building a House, One Scrap at a Time

Amy Andrews and Ethan Van Kooten had no money. How could they build a house?
With truckloads of reclaimed materials, the students created a tiny home for $489.

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Making a Difference through Government Policy

Greg Ellingson ’13, former student body president and British Parliament intern, wants to help shape public policy in the Midwest.

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Rachel Frana ’15 is using GIS mapping technology to help food pantries identify underserved areas of Des Moines.

Mapping Technology Helps Food Pantries Expand

Rachel Frana ’15 is using GIS mapping technology to help food pantries identify underserved areas of Des Moines.

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Crafting a Career in Video Games

Melissa Ketcham ’15 discovered her love for computer science at Central and recently completed a summer research program with the National Science Foundation.

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Art Therapy Brings Healing

Sam Scheckel ’13 hopes to be an art therapist in a memory care facility. A Central graduate from Bettendorf, Iowa, Scheckel has been passionate about art since her professional journey began.

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A Different Kind of Family

Katie Zellmer ’14 began a service-learning project with an Iraqi family during her sophomore year. Nearly three years later, she still has a second home in the Salim household.

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Natasha Kingston '16, a German studies and English major, participated in Central College’s new social justice internship program in New York City, where she was an intern for the Veteran-Civilian Dialogue program at Intersections International.

Q&A with Natasha Kingston

In New York City, Natasha Kingston ’16 worked to unite veterans and civilians. Read a Q&A with Natasha as she reflects on her life-changing experience

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Elementary education major Lauren Meyer ’16 teaches a group of girls in India, where she spent the summer learning about sex-trafficking and ministries that fight it.

Experiencing India

Lauren Meyer ’16 never wanted to visit India — until she was asked if she wanted to help save women from prostitution.

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Coming Home to a Foreign Culture

After returning from a semester in Granada, Spain, Kate Huisman ’16 didn’t expect to encounter a new culture just 20 minutes away from her hometown.

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