Many Gifts For the Dutch

We are extremely grateful to the alumni and community that treasure Central and all it has to offer. Thank you to All donors for believing in Central. Central has been the beneficiary of several gifts from generous donors over the past several months. Thanks to these donors, Central has been able to update facilities, work more efficiently and use grants for student initiatives.

Nov 22, 2013

The Power of Science

Understanding the sciences is not always an easy task, but Viktor Martisovits, associate professor of physics, is on a mission to help students discover and appreciate the vast world of physics.

Nov 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

Aiming for the Sky

Bobby ’13 and Michael ’15 Daigle are football-playing brothers from Colorado that came to Central and found that only the sky is the limit.

Nov 14, 2013

Central professor emeritus of chemistry passes away

Arthur J. Bosch, professor emeritus of chemistry, passed away Nov. 6 in Pella.

Nov 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

Board of Trustee Transitions

On July 1, five new members of the board of trustees where chosen to help oversee the activities of the college—including creating and directing policy, strategic planning, fundraising and engaging with alumni, faculty, staff and students.

Aug 30, 2013

Learning to Grow

Heidi True ’95 has worked with a number of big brands including PepsiCo, Nestlé and Kraft. Now she is a senior global manager at Microsoft.

Aug 30, 2013

Adopting a Family

Kelly Vielmo ’99 is a senior associate at PriceWaterhouseCooper LLP in Washington, D.C. and recently adopted three children with his partner of 12 years.

Aug 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

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

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