The Vermeer Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $500,000 grant to support the international student initiative at Central College. The five-year pledge will help Central build on its commitment to a global community on campus. It will enable the college to recruit more international students, enhance the infrastructure of support for international students and create a campus community that is more international in character as well as composition. Mark Putnam, Central College President, says they look forward to extending their partnership with Vermeer Corporation and exploring additional opportunities that emerge from Vermeer’s generosity. Central is a nationally recognized leader in study abroad.