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

Learning from the Community

When it comes to service-learning, Central is taking the road less traveled.

May 28, 2015

Reflections on Wales

Jon Dressel served as resident director of Central’s study abroad program in Wales, and he shares his memories of the program.

Apr 8, 2015 | 1 Comment

Des Moines: Great Place, Great People

Central grads are leading in Des Moines — filling top roles in companies and serving with community organizations to make the area an even better place to live.

Feb 24, 2015

Central College Around the World

Central students continue to immerse themselves in off-campus learning opportunities in Iowa and around the globe.

Feb 24, 2015

Scientists at Summer Camp

It’s not easy, Elizabeth Paladino ’15 found, to keep middle schoolers busy all day. Paladino and Rachel Braak worked for the Science Center of Iowa this summer.

Nov 18, 2014

Discovering a Sense of Place: Looking Back at Study Abroad

Being a guest in the Central College house in Merida, Yucatan, in January for three weeks made me so happy I could not sleep the first couple of nights I spent in the “faculty room.”

Sep 24, 2014

Study Abroad Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

It’s a year of celebration for Central’s study abroad programs. In 1965, the first program was launched in Paris, and over the years many more opportunities have developed for students to gain international experience.

May 22, 2014

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

Dutch Around the World

Take a look at a few recent memories from students who studied abroad as Central College Abroad gears up to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Feb 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

Finding Joy Abroad

Abby Norman ’12 is exploring the world by living and working abroad in London. She is making the most of her life one triathlon at a time.

Nov 22, 2013

Developing ThoughtWorks

Apurv Kumaria ’07 landed a job at ThoughtWorks, a software company in Chicago that is known for putting job candidates through one of the toughest interviews in the country.

Aug 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Journey of a Nomad

Liberty Wickman ’12 has been traveling around the globe during her first post-Central year. She has written a book about her experiences and working and volunteering along the way.

Aug 30, 2013

Investing in Community

Adam Bartelt ’08 has an affinity for the Des Moines area—as a Grimes native and marketing project manager at Orchestrate Hospitality, a leading hospitality management […]

Aug 5, 2013

Setting the Bar

Junior athletic training major Katelyn Paul interned with the Auburn University gymnastics team and the Kennedy Space Center.

May 17, 2013

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