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Central’s Extraordinary Education Majors

Experience in the classroom sets these teachers apart.

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It was an exciting year at Central College. What were you most interested in? Take a look back with us — our most popular stories of 2015, based on your interaction on Facebook and Twitter.

The Year’s Biggest News

It was an exciting year at Central College. What were you most interested in? Take a look back with us — our most popular stories of 2015.

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The Central family just got a bit bigger — and younger. Central is one of five Iowa colleges and universities to adopt a grade at Findley Elementary, a.k.a. Dreamer Academy.

Dreaming Young

The Central family just got a bit bigger — and younger. Central is one of five Iowa colleges and universities to adopt a grade at Findley Elementary, a.k.a. Dreamer Academy.

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Central board room honors Bill Rankin and Lori Nakahara

Central’s Graham Annex board room has been named the Rankin Nakahara Board Room in honor of longtime Central supporters William (Bill) L. Rankin ’69 and Lori F. Nakahara.

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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 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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