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

Chemist and Connoisseur

Chemist and connoisseur Noel Powell ’93 is now a professional winemaker in Westford, Mass.

Nov 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Alumni Spotlight – Bilingual and Loving It

Her French skills, honed through language exchanges during a semester abroad in Paris with Central College, got Katie Huff ’11 her first job and recently a promotion, with opportunities to travel internationally.

Sep 24, 2014

Where Are They Now – George Ann Huck

George Ann Huck, professor emerita, served Central College students from 1968 to 2005 as the residential director in Merida, Yucatan. She experienced a number of changes to Central’s program and within the country during those 37 years.

Sep 24, 2014

Where Are They Now – Eric Sneddon

Eric Sneddon served Central students as the London study abroad residential director from 2001 to 2009. Today, Sneddon still works in London—now as associate director for New York University’s academic center.

Sep 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

A Path to Nonprofits

Michelle Bahl Raymer ’06 has made a habit of taking the road less traveled. She did this literally through service work with the Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa, as well as through her career path in the nonprofit sector.

May 22, 2014

Where are they now?

Megan Clayberg served Central for 14 years by coaching volleyball to three national titles and teaching in the exercise science department from the early 1990s to the mid-2000s.

May 22, 2014

Where are they now?

John Miller, a professor of English, served Central College for 35 years. During his time at the college, he also served as the first Weller Chair from 1991-1994, was the director of the Central College Program in London, England from 1974-1975, and taught in Merida, Yucatan program five different times. Retired, he now lives in Louisville, Ken. with his wife Susan.

Feb 12, 2014

The Competitive Edge

Lindsey von Gillern ’13 had five internships while at Central which helped her land her current job as a retirement support services specialist for Principal Financial Group in Raleigh, N.C.

Feb 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Leading with Wisdom

Jann Freed ’77, professor emerita of business management, recently published “Leading with Wisdom,” a book filled with insights from renowned leaders from around the world.

Nov 22, 2013

Alumni Award Winners

In conjunction with 2013 Homecoming/Family Weekend, Central College presented alumni awards and an honorary alumni award to two graduates and a longtime staff member with illustrious careers and legacies of service.

Nov 22, 2013

Where are they now?

Don Maxam, a sociology professor in the early 70s until the late 90s, misses teaching and interacting with students and faculty at Central. He reflects on his years at with Central.

Nov 22, 2013

Alumni Class Reunions

Class of 1963First row (left to right): Karen Bast Bartell, Crystal Ramsey Walvoord, Jean Navis Tenpas, Elsie Kamphuis Claypool, Marilyn Walraven, Nancy Wilson Slykhuis, Shari […]

Nov 22, 2013

Where are they now?

Ed and Mary Jane Banfield, former director and assistant director of the Upward Bound program, respectively, served Central for a combined 54 years before retiring in 1998.

Aug 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

Tale of Homecomings Past and Present

Central’s homecoming is right around the corner! Visits us for for Homecoming/Family Weekend Sept. 27-29.

Aug 30, 2013

Where are they now?

Steve Ybarrola taught anthropology at Central from 1991-2006. He is now professor of cultural anthropology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky.

May 17, 2013

Where are they now?

Bill Julian was a political science professor in the ’70s and ’80s, as well as associate academic dean. His time at Central is fondly remembered—everything from debating marijuana’s legalization to sleeping through a final exam.

Feb 23, 2013 | 2 Comments

Where are they now?

Evelyn Steddom served Central College for almost 20 years in the ’80s and ’90s. During her time at Central, she worked for five academic deans before retiring in 1996. She still lives in Pella.

Nov 26, 2012

2012 Central College Legacy

Legacy 2012 students with parents and grandparents posed outside Maytag Student Center during freshman move-in-day Aug. 18.

Nov 26, 2012

2012 Alumni Award Winners

In conjunction with 2012 Homecoming/Family Weekend, Central presented alumni awards to four graduates with illustrious careers and legacies of service. The winners were honored on Sept. 29 as part of the weekend’s festivities.

Nov 26, 2012

Homecoming/Family Weekend Reunion Photos

Alumni gathered for class reunions during Homecoming/Family Weekend Sept. 28-30.

Oct 26, 2012

Where are they now?

Jim Graham served Central College for 48 years and was dean of the college for 13 of them in the ’60s and early ’70s.

Sep 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

Ask an alum: Will a cure for cancer ever be discovered?

Rick Ryan ’70, former vice president of drug discovery and development at Millipore, says the answer is complicated.

May 9, 2012

Where are they now?

Lee Collins was a member of the education faculty from 1979-97. She has continued to make others her focus. Living in Pella, Collins is heavily involved in service work.

May 8, 2012

Where are they now?

Tom Cook graduated from Central in 1969, joining the faculty the following fall. Until 1979, he taught music at Central and was director of many ensembles, including the celebrated CUI Marching Band.

Feb 16, 2012 | 1 Comment

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