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Tej Dhawan ’91 named to the Des Moines Register’s 14 People to Watch in 2014

Featured in: Des Moines Register

Tej Dhawan ’91 co-founded StartupCity Des Moines in 2011 and has become  a recognized leader of the Central Iowa startup scene. He has been named to the Des Moines Register’s 14 People to Watch in 2014. Read more.


Central student’s video takes on bullying

Featured in: KCCI-TV

Central students Stacia Klaas ’17 and Sydney Embray ’17 talk with KCCI-TV about their PSA on cyber bullying for Katie Gaebel’s foundations of education class.


Danny Beyer ’04 wins the YPC’s YP of the Year

Featured in: Des Moines Register

Danny Beyer ’04 was named the Young Professionals Connection’s Young Professional of the Year, partly thanks to a YP summit and a charity gala he helped organize.


Loebsack Visits Red Rock Capstone Project

Featured in: KNIA KRLS

On Saturday, Congressman Dave Loebsack met with Central College students, Vermeer workers and representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Red Rock to view the construction of the natural playscape project which was delayed last month due to the partial government shutdown. Workers from Vermeer are participating as a way to celebrate the company’s 65th anniversary. Also on hand were Central students, Pella elementary students and other volunteers.


Volunteers to work on playscape tomorrow

Featured in: Journal Express

Lake Red Rock — As reported last night, 3M is donating $30,000 to the Red Rock Lake Association on Monday to aid in the development of a natural playscape at North Overlook at the lake. A volunteer service day has been confirmed for Saturday. – See more at:


Life Flight Training

Featured in: National Athletic Training Association News

The Central College athletic training department hosted a Life Flight training session in August.


Shutdown Affect Central College Students

Featured in: KGAN

Central College seniors Ryan Dusil and Ryan McPheren have been working on their capstone project for nearly a year. The environmental studies majors have designed a playscape near Lake Red Rock complete with an amphitheater and play area for members of the public to enjoy. The Army Corps of Engineers quickly signed on to partner…


Jann Freed ’77 presents at TEDxDesMoines

Featured in: TEDxDesMoines

After interviewing 100 “sages” about leadership practices and traits, Jann Freed ’77 was able to uncover a simple but profound skill separating the good from the bad: great leaders look inside themselves and make a conscious effort to let go of their egos and inspire. Freed highlights the importance of slowing down to examine our…


Paul Weihe talks citizen science

Featured in: KNIA/KRLS

Listen to Paul Weihe, professor of biology, talk with Dr. Bob Leonard about citizen science.


Central College Nationally Ranked

Featured in: WHO TV

Central College was listed by Washington Monthly as the No. 37 liberal arts school in the nation.