Where are They Now? – John and Carol Vruwink

John ’58 and Carol Dulmes Vruwink ’60 graduated from Central and returned as long-time faculty members.

Aug 15, 2016

Research Professor Improves Learning Experience

1993 Central graduate Chris Hulleman is a research associate professor at the University of Virginia and spoke at commencement.

Aug 15, 2016

People of Vision: Ann Sobiech Munson ’91

As an architect, Ann Munson often works within fixed parameters. But she doesn’t believe those parameters are a damper on creativity.

May 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

People of Vision: Kevin Cool ’82

As editor of Stanford Magazine, Kevin Cool gets to learn about some pretty amazing subjects and talk with some very talented people. But he says […]

May 19, 2016

People of Vision: Leonard Kalkwarf ’50

Leonard Kalkwarf doesn’t necessarily think of himself as being creative. But his career tells a different story. After a lifetime spent tending to his flock, […]

May 19, 2016

Taylor Schuelke '12

A View of Her Own

D.C. internship sets Taylor Schuelke on path to National Geographic.

May 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

People of Vision: Rick Brown ’69

In music composition, as with so much in life, you have to learn the rules before you can break them. Rick Brown began his composing […]

May 18, 2016

People of Vision: Lesley Diehl ’65

“A mystery novel is like a puzzle,” says Lesley Diehl. “You have to make all the pieces fit.” As an author of murder mysteries, Diehl […]

May 18, 2016

People of Vision: Jennifer Osteen Voss ’00

“I train and coach foreign-born business professionals and vocational employees to communicate more effectively in their workplace,” – that’s how Jennifer Voss describes her job […]

May 18, 2016

Alumni Spotlight – Starbucks Scientist Uncovers Food Secrets

Brian Schaneberg ‘95 began his research on plants while at Central.

Feb 22, 2016

Ask an Alum: How do you strengthen a company brand?

Ryan McGowan ’02 works as director of organizational development and learning at Sports Authority’s corporate headquarters in Denver.

Feb 22, 2016

Singing for Jennifer Hudson is just one of Chris Weaver's musical successes.

Doors Opening for Central Vocalist

Chris Weaver ’10 finds his music getting attention in NYC.

Feb 19, 2016

2015 Alumni Award winners

2015 Alumni Award Recipients

Alumni award winners were honored during Central’s homecoming celebration.

Nov 16, 2015

2015 Hall of Honor inductees

Four Inducted into Athletics Hall of Honor

Four former athletes were inducted into the Central College Athletics Hall of Honor.

Nov 16, 2015

Where Are They Now – Mu Gamma Pi

Mu Gamma Pi, an honorary music fraternity exclusive to Central, has been around since 1954.

Nov 16, 2015

25 Years of Central Travel Writing

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of study abroad, alumni travel writing was collected and published in an anthology.

Sep 4, 2015

Central’s focus on sustainability includes everything from organic gardening to coursework on social justice.

Sustaining Our World

Central inspires students, faculty and alumni to make an impact in global sustainability.

Aug 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Rev. Ellen Nolte Racheter, Don Racheter, John Fisher '87 and Bill Northup '83 celebrated 30 years of Central mock trial.

Mock Trial Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Central’s mock trial team celebrated 30 years on May 9 with a reception and dinner.

Aug 18, 2015

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

Life in the FBI

Tim Bates ’06 works as an FBI special agent, a career that is only sometimes like the movies.

May 28, 2015

Medicine Man

Love of organic chemistry leads to a rewarding career.

May 22, 2015

Carl Vogelaar '48 and wife Jean

Stories from Carl Vogelaar ’48

Carl Vogelaar ’48 grew up in Pella, trained for WWII Air Force and became a pastor. He tells about poisonings at home, misadventures in Pella and Central College in the 40s.

Apr 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

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 is Crystallography?

Did you know there’s a real-life version of “X-ray vision?” It’s called crystallography, and Marvin Hackert ’66 is one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject.

Feb 24, 2015

Great Distances from Graham Hall

Friendships formed at Central last through the trials and joys of life.

Jan 29, 2015

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