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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A Field Trip to Peru

Eight Central students completed their spring semester with a field trip to Peru this summer.


Don Koolmees ’78 hired four recent Central grads to help run his whitewater rafting company in Coloma, California, this summer.

Gateway to Adventure

Don Koolmees ’78 hired four recent Central grads to help run his whitewater rafting company in Coloma, California, this summer.


James Skretta ’09 studied music education at Central and now plans to teach saxophone, music history and theory at the college level.

Q&A with Young Artist winner James Skretta

Saxophonist James Skretta ’09 shares about competition, self-criticism and the importance of music in this interview about his journey to musical success.


While studying environmental literature, Central senior Emily Saville helped Jasper County Conservation Board naturalists lead activities for area kids to explore nature.

Service Learning in the Great Outdoors

Emily Saville ’15 learned to love nature as a child, and she has not forgotten this love as a young adult. In fact, Saville has been helping children discover the wonders of their environment as a Jasper County Conservation Board intern.


Central College senior Jessica Riebkes holds an endangered Indiana bat caught during her internship with Stantec, an environmental consulting firm.

Beyond Imagination

Jessica Riebkes never imagined she would spend summer nights catching bats in the woods. But when the Central College biology student landed an internship with an environmental consulting firm, this became one of her most memorable college experiences.


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Music for Life

Jean De Smidt ’70 has traveled the country playing and writing music since graduating from Central.


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Finding their Rhythm

The Central College Dance Team took home awards from the NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship in Daytona Beach.



Fulbright award sends student to Malaysia

Gregory Teets ’13 was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Malaysia.


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Using the Law to Serve Others

Emily Rouse ’14 plans to combine her passions for the law and helping others through a career as an attorney in the public service sector.


AT students

Getting the Job Done in Wales

Hayley Mullins ’15 and Bryanna Pierce ’15 are two Central athletic training students who discovered how valuable their skills are while studying abroad in Wales.