Jakob Steenhoek ’15 draws upon the lessons he learned at Central to solve problems and create a life. “I’m super thankful and so grateful for my experience. It had a huge impact on me.”

A Drone Solution

A Central College class project led Jakob Steenhoek ’15 to a career flying drones.

Apr 7, 2021

Students from the Class of 2020 look on as Kellie Gorsche Markey ’88 addresses them during her Commencement speech in September.

2020: Where Are They Now?

It’s been less than a year since they graduated, but members of Central’s Class of 2020 are already making their mark in the world.

Jan 15, 2021

A rare color photograph of Paul Metcalf, flight instructor, ready for takeoff.

A Pivot to Pilots

Between Spring 1941 and June 1944, Central taught hundreds to fly for the Army and Navy.

Nov 13, 2020

Professor of Biology Russ Benedict holds up a bat for students to examine.

Don’t Blame the Bats!

Viruses have been around for thousands of years. It’s human activity that’s increasing their impact.

Nov 13, 2020

Laurynn Mize ’21 and other students posing for a photo with a dog

Proud to Be Dutch!

Students and Alumni Respond to COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Celebrating Hoo-Rah Day 2020

Celebrating Hoo-Rah Day

Central College celebrated its fourth annual Hoo-Rah Day on Tuesday, April 7.

May 20, 2020

Eleanor Witt, Madeline Allen and Elizabeth Pearson pose for a photo following Commencement 2019.

2019: Where Are They Now?

It’s less than a year since they graduated, but members of Central’s Class of 2019 are already making their mark in the world.

Feb 14, 2020

“Mandy Spangler Manning ’98

Letters to the Editor – Fall 2019

Read the latest letters to the editor submissions.

Nov 15, 2019

Don Burns ’50

Letters to the Editor – Summer 2019

In response to an increasing number of your letters, we’re launching a new Letters to the Editor section.

Aug 15, 2019 | 1 Comment

Now What?

Every senior faces one basic question as graduation looms.

May 2, 1994

Jeremy Vester ’19 and Dave Sutphen ’61 pose together on Hoo-Rah Day.

Celebrating Hoo-Rah! Day

Central College celebrated its third-annual Hoo-Rah! Day Wednesday, April 10.

May 14, 2019

Vandon House residents on their fancy night out. Photo courtesy of Sara Richardson Perez ’02.

Last Night in London

For one golden moment, the city was ours forever.

Feb 8, 2019

Paul Weihe, associate professor of biology

Confessions of a Reticent Activist

I marched for science. I never thought I’d have to.

Nov 27, 2018 | 3 Comments

University of Vienna

Having a Ball in Vienna

When studying abroad, the semester you experience is often not the semester you planned. That’s kind of the point.

Nov 18, 2018

From left to right, front row to back row: Lynn Hinga Branderhorst ’79, Callie Gardeman ’18, Ann Hinga Klein ’80, Professor of Chemistry Cathy Hinga Haustein ’76, Professor of Art Treva Reimer, Michelle Stam and Sarah Purdy ’16.

Children’s Book Collaboration

Central alumni, faculty and local business owners are collaborating to create a children’s picture book.

Aug 17, 2018

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