Central College students completed a mission trip to Kigoma, Tanzania

PELLA, IOWA (July 24, 2023) — The joy of giving continues for the Braskamp family. In Spring 2022, seven siblings established an endowment at Central College to honor their parents — Allan and Grace Braskamp. That endowment is now spreading joy through community outreach and mission work.

PELLA, IOWA (July 20, 2023) — This summer Central College is offering a Social Justice in the City course, which introduces students to social-justice issues. During June and July, participants attend class and serve with local non-profits in Des Moines, Iowa, that are addressing social issues and working to create positive social change. This course is an opportunity for students to actively engage in learning and applying social justice.

The new Central board of trustees joining in 2023. Front row, from left: Shannan Mattiace ('90), Kara Kohler Hoogensen ('96), Lori Fegley ('80), and Kelly Vielmo ('99). Backrow, from left, Dave Smith and Marc Poortinga ('98)

PELLA, IOWA (July 19, 2023) — Central College announced changes to its Board of Trustees with the addition of six new members and the retirement of three individuals.

PELLA, IOWA (June 28, 2023) — The spring sports American Rivers Conference all-academic team was announced in June and 57 Central College student-athletes were honored for their academic and athletic excellence.

Lucas Wendel of Le Claire is on the Men's Golf team and earned a 3.85 GPA majoring in biology.

Layken Bytnar of Bettendorf is on the Women's track and field team and earned a 3.99 GPA majoring in biology.

Central College announces the incoming Class of 2027 scholars who received full-tuition scholarships

PELLA, IOWA (June 21, 2023) — Central College is proud to announce this year's recipients of full-tuition Kuyper Scholarships, Pella Corporation Engineering Scholarship, Rolscreen Foundation Scholarships and the Thomas Ross Smith Scholarship — the most prestigious awards granted at the college.

PELLA, IOWA (June 13, 2023) — Central College recognized 351 students who were named to the Spring 2023 dean's list, including:

Emily Beldock, Central Class of 2025 from Davenport.

Padriac Bozik, Central Class of 2026 from Davenport.

Layken Bytnar, Central Class of 2024 from Bettendorf.

Peyton Bytnar, Central Class of 2024 from Bettendorf.

Andrew Cotty, Central Class of 2026 from Geneseo.

Rachel Daniels, Central Class of 2023 from Geneseo.

PELLA, IOWA (June 9, 2023) — Eighty-three Central College students in the Class of 2023 graduated with Alpha Zeta Mu honors. Local students include:

Layken Bytnar of Bettendorf (52722)

Peyton Bytnar of Bettendorf (52722)

Rachel Daniels of Geneseo (61254)

Mattie Francis of Port Byron (61275)

Bria Holthe of Muscatine (52761)

Allison Miller of Geneseo (61254)

Lucas Wendel of Le Claire (52753)

PELLA, IOWA (June 2, 2023) — Central College recognized students for academic awards.

Allison Miller of Geneseo, Illinois (61254) received the Business Management Award. Miller is a major in the Class of 2023.

Mattie Francis of Port Byron, Illinois (61275) received the Calliope Award. Francis is a major in the Class of 2023.

PELLA, IOWA (June 1, 2023) — Central College students presented at the Iowa Academy of Science Annual Meeting in April on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The presentation, "Using DNA Barcoding to Study the Bee Diversity in Big Rock Park," focuses on identifying the diversity of bees around Big Rock Park in Pella, Iowa.

2023 Central Student Award winners, from left: Averi Shride ('26), Greg Ricketts ('23), Hailey Hill ('23), Gloria Montiel ('23), Abigail Westercamp ('25), Elizabeth Hurlbut ('23), and Tyler Fitzpatrick ('24)