How Tyler Schipper ’09 became a professor

After graduating from Central, Tyler Schipper ’09 completed a Ph.D. in economics. He is now assistant professor of economics at University of St. Thomas.


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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.



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.


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


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.



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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What Are Smartphones Doing to Families?

Something was missing, three Central students noticed, when they read recent studies on technology and families. “We didn’t see anything about smartphones,” Raegan Zetterlund ’16 said.


Brett Rozeboom '16 of Sioux Center, Iowa, completed a medical internship in Cameroon with the Luke Society.

Health Care in Cameroon

Brett Rozeboom ’16 was as well prepared as he could be for his six-week medical internship in Cameroon. A biology major from Sioux Center, Iowa, Rozeboom spent nine months planning the trip with the Luke Society of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Central College students can claim their Merit pages starting Sept. 15. The College will use Merit to publicize student achievements throughout the year.

Welcome to Merit (Who? What? Why?)

Central College will soon create a web page for every student on Merit, a media tool that publicizes student achievements. Whenever students receive recognition, Central staff will publish their stories on Merit.


Tecwyn Vaughan Jones bikes with students in Bangor, Wales, where he has led Central's study abroad program for 14 years.

Tecwyn Vaughan Jones’ Legacy in Wales

After serving Central College for 14 years as resident director in Wales, Tecwyn Vaughan Jones retired at the end of the summer 2014 program. As resident director of Central’s study abroad program in Bangor, Vaughan Jones guided the program through a variety of changes.