2021: Where Are They Now?

It’s been less than a year since they graduated, but members of Central’s Class of 2021 are already making their mark in the world.

Central College Commencement 2021

Savannah Allen is a chiropractic assistant at Advanced Sports and Family Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Overland Park, Kansas.

Gavin Babcock is a professional disc golfer at Prodigy Disc in Altoona, Iowa.

Sarah Behrens is pursuing a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine at Iowa State University.

Andrew Benhart is a bank teller at Glacier Bancorp in Whitefish, Montana.

Ciara Blakley is pursuing a master’s degree in global health epidemiology at the University of Michigan.

James Boatright works as a SWPPP inspector at Absolute Group in Grimes, Iowa.

Olivia Boender teaches seventh- and eighth-grade math at Cardinal Community School District in Eldon, Iowa.

David Boschma is a staff accountant with Design Resources in Overland Park, Kansas.

Ellen Brennan is a client service representative at Acadia Legacy Group in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Erica Bruening is a nursing student at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kirsten Buniak is a lab assistant at MercyOne in Des Moines, Iowa.

Macy Burgess is pursuing a master’s degree in child, youth and family studies with a specialization in human and family services administration at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Emma Chervek is pursuing a master’s degree in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder and works as an editorial assistant at SDxCentral in Denver, Colorado.

Cate Christopherson is a graduate student in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Aspen Clark is a doctoral student in the physical therapy program at Creighton University.

Rylie Conway teaches elementary school in the Cardinal Community School District in Eldon, Iowa.

Sami Craig is an actuarial associate at Athene USA in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Wyatt Crosby is a management trainee at Murphy-Hoffman Company in Ankeny, Iowa.

Casey Crum works at Van Gorp Corporation in Pella, Iowa, in production and inventory control strategic sourcing.

Jenna Decker is a fifth- grade teacher at Shenandoah Elementary School in Shenandoah, Iowa.

Kelsie DeHaai is an outsource accountant at BKD CPAs & Advisors in Des Moines, Iowa.

Angel Del Rio is a high school coach at College Possible in Omaha, Nebraska.

Kyle Dell is a physical education teacher at Central Decatur High School in Leon, Iowa.

Matthew Dickinson is a sports reporter at Creston News Advertiser in Creston, Iowa.

Patrick Diemer works as a mechanical engineer at EFCO in Ankeny, Iowa.

John Dillon is an intern/full cycle recruiter at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kiera Dixon is pursuing a Master of Social Work degree at the University of Missouri.

Lizzie Edens is a secondary language arts teacher at Edgewood-Colesburg Community School District in Edgewood, Iowa.

Lexi Engen is a retina tech at Wolfe Eye Clinic in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Michael Escobedo works in HVAC at Sun State Contracting in Tucson, Arizona.

Caleb Finnegan is a pricing analyst at Nationwide in Des Moines, Iowa.

Justin Fischer works on the production team at Graphic Packaging International in Newton, Iowa.

Holly Forrester is a graduate student in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at the University of South Dakota.

Brandi Gilbert teaches middle school Spanish in the Pella Community Schools in Pella, Iowa.

Jackson Gissel works at Coulter GMC Car Dealership as an internet sales manager in the Phoenix, Arizona, area.

Bryce Gittleson is pursuing a master’s degree in biology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Taylor Golt is a graduate student in healthcare administration at Suffolk University.

Mary Gray is a food service sales representative at Hormel Foods Corporation in Arlington, Texas.

Noah Gregorovic is a special education paraprofessional at Peoria Unified School District in Peoria, Arizona.

Jack Gunnink is a sales manager at Gunnink Seed in Darien, Wisconsin.

Emily Hanson is a graduate student studying clinical rehabilitation counseling at Drake University.

Marin Harrington is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

Kyle Hauser is pursuing a doctorate degree in physical therapy at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center.

Chris Hensley is a project engineer at Musco Sports Lighting in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Nathan Herbers is a real estate sales agent at Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® in Ankeny, Iowa.

Carlos Hernandez is a supply chain coordinator at Airgas USA, LLC, in Pella, Iowa.

Ashley Heubner is a grant writer for Children and Families of Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa.

Katie Huhe is a customer service representative at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont.

Logan Huinker is an associate IT analyst at Pella Corporation in Pella, Iowa.

Matthew Huisman is a staff accountant at Myers and Stauffer in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kat Hurlbut is a nursing student at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.

Georgia Illa is a behavior technician at Caravel Autism Health in Woodbury, Minnesota.

William Isiminger is a project engineer at Musco Sports Lighting in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Zachary Jansen is a computer customer support specialist at Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa.

Jack Jermano is a consultant at Keyot Crew212 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Cooper Johnson is a mortgage post closer at GreenState Credit Union in North Liberty, Iowa.

Tanner Johnson is a graduate assistant for track and cross country at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

Finn Jordan is a patient care specialist at Progressive Rehabilitation Associates in Iowa City, Iowa.

Molly Kellar is pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Grand View University.

Dylan Kramer is a premium auditor at Information Providers in Pella, Iowa.

DaLana Kron is pursuing a doctorate degree in physical therapy at the University of Iowa.

Maggie Langenfeld is a communications manager at Rural Schools Collaborative in Monmouth, Illinois.

Sarahi Ledesma-Rui is a design consultant at Floor & Decor in Gurnee, Illinois.

Collin Lefeber is a graduate student in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jack Linforth is pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology and exercise science at Florida International University.

Kaeanne Louks is a graduate student studying scenic design and technical direction at Tulane University.

Daniel Martinsen works at Hach as a chemical technician.

Nicole May is a front desk receptionist at Aplington and Allison Chiropractic in Aplington, Iowa.

Griffen McBride is pursuing a doctorate degree in physical therapy at the University of Iowa.

Mitch McComber works at MHC Trucks as a diesel mechanic.

Kailee Meyer teaches at Newton North High School in Newton, Iowa.

Laurynn Mize is a sales and development trainee at Pella Corporation in Pella, Iowa.

Kennedy Morris is pursuing a master’s degree in sport and recreation administration at South Dakota State University.

Tristan Murphy is pursuing a master’s degree in biology at the University of Northern Iowa.

Kylie Naeve is a sales representative at Heartland Retirement Group in Johnston, Iowa.

Megan Nemechek teaches fourth grade at Tri County Area Schools in Thornburg, Iowa.

Dani Neu is a legal assistant at Rieper Law, P.C., in Des Moines, Iowa.

Tylor Obermeyer is a quality analyst at World Class Industries, located in the Omaha, Nebraska, metropolitan area.

Malcolm O’Bryan is pursuing a master’s degree in international law and public administration at Syracuse University.

Chace Palm is a home mortgage consultant at Wells Fargo in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kinsley Parrott is a graduate student in the child life track of the Master of Health and human physiology program at the University of Iowa.

Andrew Patterson is an emergency medical technician at Lee County EMS in Donnellson, Iowa.

Marina Paul is a fifth-grade teacher at Legacy Traditional Schools in Chandler, Arizona.

Kiki Pingel is a graduate student in the Doctor of Occupational Therapy program at the University of South Dakota.

Cynthia Rangel is a family support specialist at Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic in Ames, Iowa.

Sydney Rants is pursuing a doctorate degree in occupational therapy at Drake University.

Abby Reinhardt is pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology at the University of Kentucky.

Joe Roberts teaches ninth grade U.S. history at Ottumwa Community School District in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Payton Rogers is a nursing student at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Yana Rouse is a quality control lab technician at Marlyn Nutraceuticals in Phoenix, Arizona.

Cailyn Sales is pursuing a master’s degree in theatre and performance studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Nathan Sanders is pursuing a doctorate degree in physical therapy at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center.

Karleigh Schilling is pursuing a master’s degree in economics at Baylor University.

Nathan Schwanke is a staff auditor at McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Lila Sebetka is pursuing a master’s degree in social work and human services at the University of Denver.

Kurt Sernett is a graduate student studying national security and diplomacy in the International Relations and Affairs program at Texas A&M University.

Elizabeth Sheldon is the Denver representative at Breck Booch in Denver, Colorado.

Erica Shumaker is an energy resource planner at Central Iowa Power Cooperative in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Taelyn Sines is a sixth-grade English language arts teacher for the Ottumwa Community School District in Ottumwa, Iowa.

T.J. Snyder is in the sales development program at Pella Corporation in Pella, Iowa.

Brett Staton is a real estate agent at Pella Real Estate Services in Pella, Iowa.

Eric Stoakes is a distribution supervisor at Arctic Glacier Ice in Hiawatha, Iowa.

Gillian Streit is pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiology at Western Illinois University.

Jake Suggett is pursuing a master’s degree in engineering management at the University of the West of England located in Bristol, England.

Tanner Teegarden is an English teacher at Glenwood Community School District in Glenwood, Iowa.

Gabi Toulon is pursuing a master’s degree in sport management at Florida State University.

Hannah Tripp is a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness in Pella, Iowa.

Megan Van Brocklin teaches fourth grade in the Carlisle Community School District in Carlisle, Iowa.

Morgan Van Maanen is a tax accountant at BKD CPAs & Advisors in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Shawn Vande Kieft is a product engineer at Pella Corporation in Pella, Iowa.

Cooper Vittetoe is pursuing a master’s degree in educational leadership in higher education and student affairs at the University of Northern Iowa.

Katie Wang is a surgical assistant for an oral surgery practice and lives in Whitefish, Montana.

Myah Wegman is a bookkeeper at Tassel Ridge Winery in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Alexandra Willhite is a chiropractic assistant at Advanced Sports and Family Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Overland Park, Kansas.

Allyson Woods is pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Florida International University.

Andrue Wright is a graduate assistant for sports performance at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Kyle Wright is pursuing a doctorate degree in physical therapy at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center.

Cassidy Yeager is a behavioral rehab specialist at Community NeuroRehab in Des Moines, Iowa.

Anna Burg Zeker is a program coordinator at International School of Music in Potomac, Maryland.

Noah Pearson Zeker is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree at American University in Washington, D.C. Anna and Noah married in May 2021.

 

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