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Central College senior Jake Wassenaar of Pella has won a 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Taiwan.

Jake Wassenaar receives Fulbright award to Taiwan

Central College senior Jake Wassenaar of Pella has won a 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Taiwan.

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Central’s Extraordinary Education Majors

Experience in the classroom sets these teachers apart.

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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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Central to host 2015 Geisler Penquite Foundation Speakers

Central College will host the 2015 Geisler Penquite Foundation Speakers, featuring sessions focused on education.

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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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Coming Home to a Foreign Culture

After returning from a semester in Granada, Spain, Kate Huisman ’16 didn’t expect to encounter a new culture just 20 minutes away from her hometown.

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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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Central College receives grant to train high school teachers

Central College has been awarded a share of a $600,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Education for the next three years. The grant will fund a collaborative project between Central College and Drake University to train high school math teachers from low-income areas.

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Geisler Penquite announces 2014 spring speakers

The Geisler Penquite committee has announced its 2014 spring speakers. The speaker series will focus on a number of topics in education. All sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit: https://departments.central.edu/education. All sessions will be held in the Roe Center at Central College. The…

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School’s In for the Summer

Wendy Weber, professor of mathematics, helped high school teachers develop lesson plans for statistics and probability classes using fun activities to get students—and their teachers—involved.

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