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Libby Elmitt, now a second grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary in Pella, jump started her career long before graduation through Central Teaching Academy.

Our Fabulous First Year

So, what is it like being a brand-new teacher? One year after graduation, four education majors from Central tell about their first years as teachers.

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Alumni will receive awards at homecoming

Three alumni award winners — and one honorary alumna — will be honored Oct. 10 during Central’s homecoming.

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uses drones to capture video and photos for clients throughout Iowa.

Invent Your Own Job

Jakob Steenhoek, entrepreneur and 2015 business management graduate, uses drones to capture video and photos for clients throughout Iowa.

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The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) has relied on handwritten records for decades, but Central graduate Blake Rozendaal ‘15 recently helped the organization update its system.

Modern Records

The Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) has relied on handwritten records for decades. Computer science graduate Blake Rozendaal created a new system.

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Central degree among top in region in boosting graduates’ salaries

Central graduates have the highest mid-career median salary of any liberal arts college in Iowa.

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Markay Winston ’87 to speak at Central College commencement

Markay Winston ’87, chief officer of diverse learner supports and services for Chicago Public Schools, will speak at Central College commencement May 16.

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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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Keynote speaker Joseph Kerski served for 21 years as geographer at the U.S. Geological Survey and Census Bureau. He holds three degrees in geography and teaches GIS in many settings, including K-12 schools, universities and online.

Iowa GIS users to meet at Central College

Central College will host about 100 geographic information system (GIS) users for the Iowa Geographic Information Council (IGIC) conference April 7-9.

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Some call it politics, but Michael Kacmarynski ’14 calls it a career. The recent Central grad wasn’t sure what he was going to do after graduating until his internship supervisor led him to the campaign of the soon-to-be congressman for Iowa’s third district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

On the Campaign Trail

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.

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Making a Difference through Government Policy

Greg Ellingson ’13, former student body president and British Parliament intern, wants to help shape public policy in the Midwest.

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