Central College News

Career Center invites government professionals to campus

October 30, 2012

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Central College Career Center will host 16 alumni working for the government. The fall Meet the Pros event will include alumni from a variety of majors, giving current students the chance to meet successful professionals.

The Meet the Pros series connects students with alumni in specific careers. Students can practice networking with professionals in their chosen careers, pose questions about their work and ask for advice. After a brief introduction of the panelists, there will be informal networking for students.

The event will be held in the Graham Banquet Room from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information about Meet the Pros, please contact Pat Joachim Kitzman at kitzmanp@central.edu or (641) 628-5271.


Alumni attending Meet the Pros:

  • Bernadette Allen, 1978, French major,  Foreign Service Office, U.S. Dept. of State and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Niger
  • Janice Jensen, 1979, home economics major,  Financial Processing Supervisor for Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Jane Mild, 1986, communications and theatre major, Human Resources for the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources
  • Janet Thompson, 1991, business management major, Human Resources for the Social Security Administration
  • Kate Pine, 1992, philosophy major, Software Trainer for the courts system; now teaches job readiness for Iowa Workforce Development
  • Scott Peasley, 1995, Spanish major, Special Agent with the Division of Narcotics Enforcement and the Division of Criminal Investigation
  • Jarret Heil, 2003, business management major,  Marshall County Treasurer, Marshalltown, Iowa
  • Andrea Rich, 2005, sociology and  psychology major, submits research proposals for faculty and staff at Iowa State University, including those seeking federal funding
  • Stephanie Yeoman, 2005, Spanish major, Child/Dependent Adult Protective Assessment Worker for the Iowa Dept. of Human Services
  • Stephanie Petchulat, 2006, Spanish major, Probation/parole officer for the state of Iowa
  • Jenny Hessetline, 2006, political science major, Administrative Services Director for the City of Pella
  • Rachel Bohen, 2006, exercise science major, Physical Therapist, Veterans Affairs Healthcare, Iowa City.
  • Phil Jeneary, 2007, political science major, Account Associate for LS2group, a government and public affairs firm
  • Lindee Jeneary, 2008, Spanish and international studies major, Spanish-select Caseworker for the Iowa Dept. of Human Services
  • Emilie Gerdes, 2008, environmental science major, Environmental Specialist in water pollution, DNR, Macon, Mo.
  • Jenae Jenison, 2011, communication studies major, Deputy Communications Director for Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds.