Greg Nichols works in the computer graphics field.

Living the Dream

Greg Nichols ’02 works on movies for Disney as an expert in computer graphics technology.

Aug 18, 2015

World-Renowned Conductor Leads Ensemble

Wind ensemble conductor and music educator Frank L. Battisti was in residence at Central Feb. 23 – March 1.

May 28, 2015

Haustein Publishes Novel

Cathy Haustein ’76, professor of chemistry, published her first science-romance novel.

May 22, 2015

Moving to the Beat

Zach Benson’s break-dancing talents have landed him on a TV show and allowed him to support himself as he travels the globe.

Feb 24, 2015

Ask an Alum: What’s it like to work at a museum?

Angie Leonard Morrow ’94 likes objects with a history. But we’re not talking about your average flea-market finds. Morrow is head registrar at The Field Museum in Chicago.

Nov 21, 2014

A Bigger World, More Possibilities

It is five years after graduation from Central College, and I find myself living in a town similar to Pella. It is a small community in the Midwest, with cornfields just outside of town.

Sep 12, 2014

Right-Brain Masters

Careers in the fine arts are a reality for a number of Central College alums.

May 22, 2014

Learning Never Ends

Betty Stanley ’52 graduated with home economics and elementary education degrees. Last semester she continued her education in Jonathan Witt’s “Social Problems” course.

Feb 11, 2014

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

The Role of a Lifetime

Robert Schanke, professor emeritus of theatre, has been in the theatre world for 40 years and recently received the Career Achievement Award for Educational Theatre from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

Sep 13, 2013 | 3 Comments

Journey of a Nomad

Liberty Wickman ’12 has been traveling around the globe during her first post-Central year. She has written a book about her experiences and working and volunteering along the way.

Aug 30, 2013

The Dutch on Two Continents

Kate van Wijck-Carrero ’99, a math teacher in the Netherlands, brought a group of Dutch students to Pella for Tulip Time, homestays and job shadowing.

May 7, 2013

Days with a Dinosaur

Allison Miller Schwanebeck ’06, director of exhibits at the Science Center of Iowa, draws on her experience as a theatre and art major as she builds dinosaurs, brings in mummies and explains the human exploration of Mars.

Apr 24, 2013

Animating Life

Jan Case ’76 works as a medical animator at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, bringing the doctor’s procedures to life before patients’ eyes.

Feb 20, 2013

Hear For Yourself

Walter Cannon, professor of English, co-edited a book exploring the relationship between hearing and Shakespeare.

Feb 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

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