Central College representatives at the Iowa County Conservation convention, from left, Austin Mills ('27), Mac Payne ('27), Anya Butt, professor of biology, Samantha Schelby ('24), Zoe Lutz ('24), and Abigail Boorman ('24)

PELLA, IOWA (February 8, 2024) — Central College welcomed 140 students to its Winter Scholar Days where prospective students compete for scholarships. The following local students attended the Central College Scholar Days:

Alex Zarlatanes of Taylor Ridge (61284)

Brayden Alger of Davenport (52806)

AJ Jones of Moline (61265)

Dominick D'Aprile of Davenport (52807)

Peyton Madison of Eldridge (52748)

Paul Jones of Donahue (52746)

Members of the Central College Mock Trial Team, front row, Hailey Glover, Allyssa Jubeck, Olivia Parsons, and Sam Wolff. Back row left to right: Dante Trinidad-Gomez, Padriac Bozik, Carter Nelsen, North Lindell, and Cole McGriff

PELLA, IOWA (February 7, 2024) — Central College's Mock Trial Team had a successful season competing during the 2023-24 academic year.

Padriac Bozik, Davenport (52804) is an undeclared major in the Class of 2026.

PELLA, IOWA (February 1, 2024) — Central College recognized 408 students who were named to the Fall 2023 Dean's List.

The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking twelve or more graded credit hours for the semester.

Padriac Bozik of Davenport, (52804) Class of 2026

Layken Bytnar of Bettendorf, (52722) Class of 2024

Peyton Bytnar of Bettendorf, (52722) Class of 2024

PELLA, IOWA (January 5, 2024) — Andrew Cotty of Geneseo, Illinois, is one of 31 Central College students participating in the college's Career Kickstarter program January 8-12. The program allows students to explore potential career paths by participating in micro-internships.

Cotty, Central Class of 2026, is completing a micro-internship with Hopkins Roofing — Pella.

PELLA, IOWA (December 18, 2023) — Peyton Bytnar, a Biology major with the Class of 2024, presented her research "Creating Integrative Digestive and Reproductive System Labs" at the Iowa Physiological Society Meeting on December 9, 2023, held in Des Moines, Iowa.

PELLA, IOWA (November 30, 2023) — NASA and the moon landings connected curious minds at Central College as 150 prospective students attended a Scholar Day in November. These events welcomed admitted students to campus to learn about the college and to earn additional academic scholarships, up to full tuition.

Attending from Davenport, Iowa: Anthony Gott.

Attending from Davenport, Iowa: Isabella Steiner.

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.