Seeing the Light

Tim White ’02 is a research scientist who works in the field of photonics—the use of light to communicate and control information—at the Department of Defense in the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Aug 30, 2013

The Family that Reads Together

Associate Professor of English Josh Dolezal didn’t intend to teach English, but Willa Cather’s novel, ‘My Ántonia,’ changed the course of his career.

Aug 30, 2013

Representing Iowa

Adam Gregg ’06 legislative liaison to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, works as the governor’s representative on the floor of the Iowa Senate and House.

Aug 30, 2013

The Faces of the ’40s

Step back in time and see through the eyes of a 1940s student at Central College.

May 21, 2013 | 4 Comments

The Greatest Generation at Central

We look back on what the 1940s meant to Central and to the many students who lived through the tumultuous and life-changing decade.

May 21, 2013

Do Unto Others

The students of Campus Ministries follow the golden rule with a constant stream of service at Central, in Iowa and around the United States.

May 17, 2013

Score One for the Athletic Trainers

The athletic training program started off as a tiny classroom and a few students under the direction of John Roslien. Today it’s one of the largest and most demanding academic programs on campus—and there aren’t any signs of slowing.

May 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

Joy for the World

Alida Droppert, assistant professor of education, finds joy in her students, her active lifestyle and Pella—settling in the small town after decades traveling the globe.

May 17, 2013

If it Hadn’t Been for Central…

It’s like waking up from a terrible nightmare: What would your life be like if Central had never existed? Alumni, faculty, parents and friends reflect on that absence and end up with a realization—Central had more of an impact than they ever imagined.

Feb 23, 2013

Climb to the Clouds

Sheila Holzworth ’85 was sustained through difficult times as a blind competitive skiier by her family and her faith. She passed away March 29 due to complications from cancer.

Feb 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

Long Way Home

Omer Ali ’12, a Sudanese refugee, struggled with coming to America and to Central before finding his stride as an entrepreneur.

Feb 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

To the Top

Corey McMordie ’02, a cancer survivor, climbed to the summit of the 19,341-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, in honor of his victory and his family members who have succumbed to the disease.

Feb 22, 2013


Central’s campus has transformed many times over its 160 year history.

Feb 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

Mark His Words

President Mark Putnam talks about the strategic plan and what Central might look like in 10 years.

Nov 27, 2012

Time Warp

What will Central look like in 10 years?

Nov 27, 2012

From the Cradle to the Grave

Michele Sadler ’91 is an old-time country doctor who delivers babies, cares for children, works in the ER and aids the elderly all in one small town.

Nov 27, 2012

Pep and Passion in Pella

Tim Dykstra ’91, M.D, enjoys working in the ER because he never knows who is going to work through the door. But, as a family man, he excels at occupational health.

Nov 27, 2012

Days of Delivery

Sarah Stockton Massey ’06, D.O., is chief resident in the OBGYN department of two Ohio Hospitals. Her days of delivering babies are filled with both sadness and joy.

Nov 27, 2012

Six Degrees of Central

It’s not just the Internet that connects humanity, it’s also the ground we stand on. With more than 18,000 alumni in 15 countries and all 50 states, it’s not surprising that some cross paths—for the first time or after many years apart.

Sep 1, 2012

The Best Summer I Ever Had

College is the best time of your life, right? Yet somehow the summers are even better. These current and former students explored the world and their future during days of fun and fantasy.

Sep 1, 2012

The Philosopher Candidate

John Hospers ’39 was a college professor one day and a candidate for the nation’s highest office the next.

Sep 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

The People’s Servant

Janie Morrison ’71 works on issues such as food stamps, childcare, Medicare and Medicaid, counseling, veteran’s benefits and loan refinancing in the 33rd district of Illinois.

Sep 1, 2012

The Capitol’s Chief

As chief of staff for Governor Terry Branstad, Jeff Boeyink ’85 is serving a lifelong political hero—as well as the people of Iowa.

Sep 1, 2012

Yes We Can

Families face developmental disabilities, learning their own strengths and their capacity for joy.

May 9, 2012 | 1 Comment

Growing Modern

In Iowa, agriculture has a deep and rich history that speaks to people’s hearts. But it can be a double-edged sword—leading to unfair stereotypes.

May 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

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