Twenty-three students turned full-time researchers this summer. They investigated bats, bees, polymers, criminal sentencing and more — and received research grants to do it!
Molly Ward dreamed to drive the Wienermobile for more than a decade. Now she’ll spend this year on the road for Oscar Mayer.
Recent graduates look back on what helped them succeed in grad school, and how their liberal arts background prepared them for the future.
Central “League” players connect to practice teamwork and have fun.
Central musicians describe their life-changing tour to Merida, Playa del Carmen and Cancun.
Frank L. Battisti, a world-renowned music educator, recently visited Central College. Now, students share what inspired them during Battisti’s residency.
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.
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.
Greg Ellingson ’13, former student body president and British Parliament intern, wants to help shape public policy in the Midwest.
Rachel Frana ’15 is using GIS mapping technology to help food pantries identify underserved areas of Des Moines.
Melissa Ketcham ’15 discovered her love for computer science at Central and recently completed a summer research program with the National Science Foundation.
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.
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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