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Me Voy Contento

Alumni who studied abroad in Merida, Yucatán often remember the sunny days, speaking Spanish with the locals and Pancho, the night watchman of the Central House. Pancho has retired after 27 years with Central, and he is ready to spend time with his family and have a good night’s sleep.

Jan 14, 2014 | 3 Comments

Abby Norman '12 moved to London after graduation and received her master's degree. In her free time, she trains for triathlons. Abby is pictured after the Olympic Park five-mile race with an American flag her English friends purchased for her.

Finding Joy Abroad

Abby Norman ’12 is exploring the world by living and working abroad in London. She is making the most of her life one triathlon at a time.

Nov 22, 2013

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Leading with Wisdom

Jann Freed ’77, professor emerita of business management, recently published “Leading with Wisdom,” a book filled with insights from renowned leaders from around the world.

Nov 22, 2013

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Alumni Award Winners

In conjunction with 2013 Homecoming/Family Weekend, Central College presented alumni awards and an honorary alumni award to two graduates and a longtime staff member with illustrious careers and legacies of service.

Nov 22, 2013

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Transforming Maytag

Central responds to the ever-evolving college student with a $2.75 million Maytag Student Center remodel thanks to the Fred Maytag Family Foundation.

Nov 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

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Four alumni inducted into Athletics Hall of Honor

The newest members of the Central College Athletics Hall of Honor were inducted during Homecoming weekend Sept. 27-29.

Nov 22, 2013

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The Power of Commitment

Through generations of commitment to the college, Central’s legacy lives on through faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and trustees of the college.

Nov 22, 2013

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Invested in Alumni

Central is all about development, and we are always making changes for the better. In recent months, a number of positions and responsibilities have shifted in the development and alumni offices.

Nov 22, 2013

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Many Gifts For the Dutch

We are extremely grateful to the alumni and community that treasure Central and all it has to offer. Thank you to All donors for believing in Central. Central has been the beneficiary of several gifts from generous donors over the past several months. Thanks to these donors, Central has been able to update facilities, work more efficiently and use grants for student initiatives.

Nov 22, 2013

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Central, Under Armour Announce Exclusive Agreement

Central College and Under Armour, Inc., announced the Baltimore, Md.-based leader in performance apparel, footwear and accessories is now the official outfitter of the Dutch. Central is the first Iowa college or university to become an Under Armour school.

Nov 22, 2013

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Working Dutch Style

After networking with two Central board of trustee members, Stormi Peterson ’15 found herself getting practical work experience in The Hague in the Netherlands.

Nov 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

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Where are they now?

Don Maxam, a sociology professor in the early 70s until the late 90s, misses teaching and interacting with students and faculty at Central. He reflects on his years at with Central.

Nov 22, 2013

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The Power of Science

Understanding the sciences is not always an easy task, but Viktor Martisovits, associate professor of physics, is on a mission to help students discover and appreciate the vast world of physics.

Nov 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

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Alumni Class Reunions

Class of 1963First row (left to right): Karen Bast Bartell, Crystal Ramsey Walvoord, Jean Navis Tenpas, Elsie Kamphuis Claypool, Marilyn Walraven, Nancy Wilson Slykhuis, Shari […]

Nov 22, 2013

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Aiming for the Sky

Bobby ’13 and Michael ’15 Daigle are football-playing brothers from Colorado that came to Central and found that only the sky is the limit.

Nov 14, 2013