New Zealand’s White Island frequent destination for Centre College students

The recent eruption on White Island in New Zealand has been particularly significant for two Centre College professors who regularly teach a course there on the physical science of volcanoes, which always includes a trek to the Whakaari volcano. “I am deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck the island and the community. My

By |2019-12-16T10:07:40-05:00December 16th, 2019|Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, News, Study Abroad|

Centre College ranked among top-25 best colleges in nation for pre-meds

A new list dubbed “the world’s first ranking of the Best Colleges for Pre-Meds” has Centre College at #22 in the nation in a three-way tie with Harvard and MIT. While this is good company to be in—with five Ivy League schools among the mix, along with prominent institutions such as Duke, Johns Hopkins, the

By |2019-12-13T12:38:51-05:00December 13th, 2019|Academics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, News, Pre-Med|

Collin Wells ’20 wins with presentation at Kentucky Academy of Sciences

Senior Collin Wells (Louisville, Kentucky) recently won first place for his oral presentation at the meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences for physiology and biochemistry, held at Berea College. The road to his winning presentation began when Wells took advantage of an opportunity to work in the research lab with Professor of Biology and

By |2019-12-06T14:10:05-05:00December 5th, 2019|Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, News, Research|

CUE internship sets Kate Dutton ’21 on track for medical career

Kate Dutton ’21 (Shelbyville, Kentucky) is taking advantage of the Centre Uniting with Ephraim McDowell Health Program (CUE) this summer as an intern at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. The collaborative partnership provides expanded opportunities for students interested in entering the medical field. The internship program is geared toward pre-med students who are

Centre graduates land first jobs at world’s top companies

Over the last five years, Centre College’s graduating classes have achieved high employment and graduate school outcomes, ranging from 95 to 98 percent employed or in advanced study within one year of graduating. Within this time frame, students have received first jobs from some of the world’s top companies and organizations. “We are thrilled to

John C. Young scholar Trong Phung ’19 studies viruses and biofilm during yearlong research

This article is part of a series featuring Centre College’s 2019 John C. Young (JCY) Scholars. Centre’s JCY program, now in its 29th year, is designed to serve highly motivated seniors, allowing them to engage in independent study, research or artistic work in their major discipline or in an interdisciplinary area of their choosing. As a

What’s Next for the Class of 2019?

On the day of their graduation from Centre, the Class of 2019 participated in the What’s Next? campaign, an eagerly anticipated feature of Commencement day. The new alumni shared their post-graduation plans, as they now join the 97 percent of Centre alumni who either attend graduate school or are employed within a year of graduation. While their post-Centre pursuits vary,

New general education curriculum adopted at Centre College

After a long process dating back to 2016, the Centre College faculty voted on May 6 to adopt a new general education curriculum. The updated model will replace current requirements created in 2001. All students arriving in the fall of 2020 will begin using the new curriculum, allowing faculty an additional year to make decisions

Spring Internship Showcase allows students to share internship experiences

During their four years at Centre College, 88 percent of students take advantage of the opportunity to test drive a career by engaging in research or an internship, one of three guarantees of the Centre Commitment. A sampling of those internships were recently shared during the Spring Internship Showcase, giving the campus community a chance to learn about the

Class of 2018 achieve significantly high employment and graduate school outcomes

An impressive 97 percent of 2018 Centre College graduates are employed or pursuing advanced study, according to the annual outcomes report generated by the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD). The results are based on a 97 percent knowledge rate, with responses from 321 out of 331 graduates. The extraordinary results match those compiled by

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