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)

PELLA, IOWA (May 22, 2023) — Central College hosted a weeklong Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry event to showcase the many projects by Central students during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Jacob Brainerd, De Witt, Iowa, Class of 2023, presented “Little Sports Awareness.”

Layken Bytnar, Bettendorf, Iowa, Class of 2024, presented “Using Genetic Barcoding to Assess Native Bee Diversity.”

PELLA, IOWA (05/22/2023) — Nikolas Zarlatanes, from Taylor Ridge, Illinois, Class of 2024, will begin a summer internship with Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal-arts college. Central is known for its academic rigor and leadership formation and for cultivating diversity of thought and culture through the arts and sciences, professional fields of study, and experiential learning.

PELLA, IOWA (May 22, 2023) — Central College awarded 232 graduates from 21 states with Bachelor's degrees during its Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 13.

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