A specialist in Eurasia, Sarah Frese ’09 coordinated the Black Sea Energy and Economic Forum before going on to study Russia and Eastern Europe at Georgetown University.
Nov 27, 2012
After taking both art and business classes at Central, Lee Wassink ’92 started his own glassblowing studio in Oregon. He returned during Homecoming to demonstrate the process to alumni and students.
Nov 13, 2012 | 2 Comments
Sara Crippen ’11 spent the first year after graduation on an arduous but thrilling journey to explore her spiritual and physical connection to the human race and the beauty of the earth.
Sep 7, 2012
Brandon Thomsen ’05 shares marketing tips he’s learned as a manager with Lucky Strike, an upscale lounge company.
Aug 16, 2012 | 1 Comment
Jim Schulze, professor emeritus of psychology, and Lisa Rock ’87 explore modern Mayan and Mexican life while arranging homestays for Central College students.
May 11, 2012 | 3 Comments
Jenae Jenison ‘11 didn’t waste any time getting involved in big things. Just weeks after graduating, she played a significant part in planning the Iowa visit of the Chinese heir apparent, Vice President Xi Jinping.
May 8, 2012
Natalie Hansen Kimberley ’00 and her family received international attention when they played host to Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping at their family farm in February.
May 8, 2012
A partnership between the Central College music department and the Yucatan Youth Music Program culminated in a presentation and concert in Merida this January.
Mar 2, 2012 | 1 Comment
Brian Roberts, associate professor of art, is attracted to the imagery of Iowa. During his sabbatical, he worked on a series of ceramic sculptures that reference the states’ familiar architecture.
Feb 16, 2012
Not all those who wander are lost. Brian Cretin ’99 is spending at least nine months traveling. His only plan: see the earth’s best places.
Feb 16, 2012 | 1 Comment
Ann Wilkinson, instructor of theatre, made a name for herself in Los Angeles before finding her way to Pella.
Nov 28, 2011
A sound designer and composer, Ryan Rumery has made a name for himself working in theatre productions in New York City and beyond.
Oct 19, 2011 | 3 Comments
Gena Ollendieck ’91 creates artwork out of discarded objects and vintage photos. Her pieces evoke a mixture of deep nostalgia and bright optimism that fascinates the contemporary art world.
Aug 31, 2011 | 2 Comments
Former president Dr. Ken Weller talks about his service in the Navy, his time at Central and his work shaping college education and athletics.
Aug 16, 2011 | 5 Comments
Fascinated with the instrument since childhood, associate professor Mark Babcock ended up chairing a major organ convention.
Aug 8, 2011 | 5 Comments
After 35 years spent inspiring a love of music in his students, Dick Redman ‘76 retires as band director at Pella Schools.
Aug 8, 2011
Two Central ensembles performed in the Yucatan over winter break, to the delight of the Central students and local audiences.
Aug 8, 2011