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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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Former auto executive Vines returns to Central with book

Former auto industry executive and crisis communications expert Jason Vines, a 1982 Central College graduate, returns to campus Dec. 10-11 as part of a promotional tour for his new book.

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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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