Pella, Iowa 50219
The athletic training program started off as a tiny classroom and a few students under the direction of John Roslien. Today it’s one of the largest and most demanding academic programs on campus—and there aren’t any signs of slowing.
Central: It's what you do, who you meet and who you are on campus. The college nurtures relationships and inspires activity.
Lunch with anyone past or present: My great-grandparents
Bucket list: Visit the Vatican and meet the Pope
Favorite professor: Jen Diers is always willing to meet outside of class, has great interactive lesson plans and brings something different to each class.
39 majors and 14 pre-professional programs
More than 80 clubs and organizations on campus
99% of Central students receive financial aid
96% are employed, enrolled in grad school or doing sustained service within a year of graduation.
Central's first-in-the-nation program is a fusion of campus life and academics. It pairs the classroom with the residence halls, the athletics fields, the laboratories, the stage and student clubs.
11 pre-professional programs in health with shadowing opportunities at Pella Regional Health Center and Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines.
Three-quarters of Central students complete at least one internship, gaining real-world experience in Iowa, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and around the globe.
Title: Professor of English
Specialty: British colonial literature in Africa and the Americas
Research: The rediscovery of Buddhist origins by the British in 19th century India
Recently awarded: A Fulbright grant to study in India
You can find him: Climbing among the sacred sites of ancient Buddhism
Founded in 1853 in the heart of Iowa, Central has always been a college with a host of academic and personal possibilities.