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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.

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Central College dedicates Helen Jean Hislop Center to honor her years of service

A dedication ceremony will be held for the Helen Jean Hislop Center, commemorating Hislop’s years of service in the field of physical therapy.

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Jazz musician Gabriel Espinosa selected to Hall of Fame

Gabriel Espinosa, associate professor of music at Central College, has been unanimously selected by the Greater Des Moines Community Jazz Center to receive the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame award for his years of leadership in jazz music.

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Ricky Boyle ’14, a math and physics major from Perry, Iowa, accepted a job offer two months before graduation.

Keep Your Eyes Open

Job-seeking Central students find opportunities everywhere. These three ’14 grads turned possibilities in Wisconsin, Honduras and Thailand into job offers.

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Chemistry Gets Personal

April (Hazen-Bosveld) Hill ’04 helps make it possible for blind students to experience chemistry labs for themselves.

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Central College celebrates homecoming, study abroad anniversary

Registration is now open for alumni, family and friends of Central College to attend homecoming Oct. 3-5.

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Honors to be awarded at Central College homecoming

Three Central College alumni—and one honorary alumna—will receive awards on Oct. 4 during Central’s homecoming. The award winners include Jeff Link ’89, Kirk Kolenbrander ’83, Markay Winston ’87 and Marlyn Rietfeld Ebbers, who will be honored for professional achievements and dedication to Central.

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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.

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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.

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