Carol Mendez ’09 helps first-generation students follow her path to college.

The Unbroken Circle

From field worker to two-time-award-winning fifth-grade math teacher, Carol Mendez ’09 embodies the American dream.

Aug 17, 2018

Five students who beat the odds.

Central Strong

Adversity in college should mean too few Instagram likes, too little gas money or no weekend plans. It should not mean life-altering circumstances that require courage, strength and confidence to overcome.

Aug 17, 2018

Sampling senior seminars.

Chocolate, Culture and Capstones

Central students can choose to temper chocolate or temper debates during their final year. Either way, they will enter the real world with ganache—or is that panache?

Aug 17, 2018

Hunter Caspers '18 and Jessie Cassens '18 showing off their diplomas

Commencement 2018

Read the best from 2018’s Commencement address.

Aug 17, 2018

Central College President Mark Putnam poses for a photo with the first two graduates of Central's engineering program.

It’s a Bit Messy

The path to success can get a bit messy. But that’s OK. It’s part of the journey.

Aug 14, 2018

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