Daigle brothers

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

President Mark Putnam and Arthur Bosch '51 at the 2013 commencement ceremony

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

Robert Schanke receiving the Career Achievement Award for Educational Theatre.

The Role of a Lifetime

Robert Schanke, professor emeritus of theatre, has been in the theatre world for 40 years and recently received the Career Achievement Award for Educational Theatre from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.

Sep 13, 2013 | 3 Comments

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The Power of Experience

President Mark Putnam encourages students and alumni to engage and learn by experience.

Aug 30, 2013

Central College baseball

Central puts five on all-league baseball squad

Five Central baseball players, including three underclassmen, received all-Iowa Conference recognition.

Aug 30, 2013


Central College chosen as a top green college

Central College has been chosen as one of the most “green” colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review.

Aug 30, 2013


Freshman Adelman on all-conference men’s tennis squad

Freshman West Adelman of Geneva, Ill. received all-Iowa Conference men’s tennis honors.

Aug 30, 2013

Ed and Mary Jane Banfield

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


Central returns to NCAA softball finals

The Central softball team made its 25th NCAA Division III softball tourney appearance and advanced to the national finals for the 13th time.

Aug 30, 2013

Men's Golf Team 2013

Central reaches NCAA men’s golf finals

Making its 32nd NCAA Division III tournament appearance, the Central men’s golf team finished 12th, the program’s highest finish since 2004.

Aug 30, 2013

Sophomore Riley Burkart is learning three languages in his spare time - Ancient Greek, Latin and Arabic.

Four Majors, More Fun

Sophomore Riley Burkart is making the most of his Central experience–with four majors and countless extracurricular pursuits, Burkart is charting a course for success.

Aug 30, 2013


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

Graham Center Gift, Vermeer

Generous Donors

In honor of alumni and friends of Central College, three gathering spaces on campus have been officially dedicated to celebrate significant contributions to the college.

Aug 30, 2013

Apurv Kumaria

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

Gabriel Espinosa

Gabriel Espinosa presents Celebrando at Lincoln Center

On July 15, Gabriel Espinosa, associate professor of music, performed with Hendrik Meurkens at Dizzy’s Coca-Cola in Lincoln Center in New York City.

Aug 30, 2013

Larson NCAA award 5-24-13 KJKuhens

Larson wins decathlon for national title sweep

Adding his name to Central’s illustrious roster of multi-event phenoms, sophomore Eric Larson of Waverly raced to the decathlon title at the NCAA Division III track and field championships.

Aug 30, 2013

Liberty Wickman

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

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

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

Kelly Vielmo

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

Tim White

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

Josh Dolezal

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

Adam Greg

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