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Central College Announces World Food Prize Lecture

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PELLA, IA (10/22/2020) Bram Govaerts, winner of the 2014 World Food Prize, will present Central College’s annual World Food Prize Lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The free event will be virtual and available via Zoom. The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing individuals who have increased […]

Indian Hills Receives $2 Million US Department of Education Title III Grant

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Indian Hills Community College is a recipient of a highly competitive United States Department of Education Title III Grant. Indian Hills was recently notified that they will receive more than $2 million over the course of the five-year grant. The Department of Education Title III Grant provides funds to improve student success by strengthening institutions. […]

IHCC Announces Earn and Learn Scholarship Opportunity

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-Service and Retail Workers Negatively Affected by COVID-19 are Eligible to Apply- Ottumwa, IA – Indian Hills Community College has received a state Coronavirus Relief Employer Innovation Fund Grant to help individuals in the service and retail industries, who have been negatively affected by COVID-19, retrain for entry level careers in advanced manufacturing. Selected participants […]

McGriff New Business Manager at North Mahaska

by RD Keep NEW SHARON – North Mahaska has a familiar face overseeing the school district’s finances. Sarah McGriff, a former student, was sworn in by school board president Dirk Wilkin Aug. 17. She replaces long-time business manager Cindy Quang, who moved to Nebraska this summer. McGriff is a 2012 graduate of North Mahaska and […]

Central College Plans Class of 2020 Commencement in September

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PELLA, IA (09/03/2020) Central College is planning to recognize its Class of 2020 with an in-person commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at Ron and Joyce Schipper Stadium. Commencement scheduled in May was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be livestreamed and available here beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27 […]

Central College Adds Two Members to Board of Trustees

PELLA, IA (07/07/2020) Central College has announced changes to its Board of Trustees, including the addition of two new members and the retirement of two others. Mike Van Voorst and Christine Epperly Ieuter were elected as new members, beginning their terms July 1. Karin Peterson and John Schmidt retired as members of the board. Board […]

District Talks Upcoming School Year, Asking For Connectivity Needs

An Oskaloosa Community School District Press Release June 8, 2020 Dear Students and Families, The Oskaloosa Community School District wants you to know that decisions at both the district and building levels are made with the health and safety of our staff and learners as a priority. These are challenging times for all of us, […]

Central College to Offer Early Childhood/Special Education Unified Endorsement

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PELLA, IA (05/19/2020) Central College has been approved by the State of Iowa to offer the early childhood/special education unified endorsement in its education department. Central becomes one of nine teacher preparation institutions in Iowa to offer this endorsement. Central sought approval for this endorsement to fill a need for additional workforce in early childhood […]

Central College Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship for Work With Environment

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PELLA, IA (05/06/2020) A Central College student has received the highly competitive Udall Scholarship, which recognizes college sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing careers related to the environment, leadership, public service and issues related to Native American nations. Elizabeth Sheldon, a member of the Class of 2021, is the first Central […]

Central College Offers Special Pandemic Summer Course for Students

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PELLA, IA (04/30/2020) Central College will offer two special remote courses in the summer of 2020 about the COVID-19 pandemic – one for incoming first-year students and another for current students. In both 11-week courses, titled An Interdisciplinary Conversation on COVID-19, students will have the opportunity to study the pandemic from a transdisciplinary approach. The […]


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