Pella, Iowa 50219
Central: It's what you do, who you meet and who you are on campus. The college nurtures relationships and inspires activity.
Favorite professor: Global sustainability professor Jim Zaffiro because his classes are engaging it reaffirms her passion for her future career.
Hobbies: Climbing the cliffs at Red Rock Park, watching sunsets, painting and reading autobiographies.
Why Central?: “I came down to visit and something clicked. There was an internal feeling of ‘I need to be here for the next four years of my life.’ I just feel blessed that I am here.”
73 academic programs to choose from
More than 100 opportunities to get involved on campus
More than 99 percent of Central students receive financial aid
93 percent are employed, enrolled in graduate school or doing sustained service within a year
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 education
Passion: Improved services for people with developmental disabilities
Her inspiration: Her own daughter, Angi, who is disabled
Fun fact: Has eaten dinner at the White House
Moving story: Foster mother for 14 children over the years
Her goal: Giving education majors a new perspective on the disabled students they will teach
You can find her: In “Angi’s Office” in the Roe Center
Founded in 1853 in the heart of Iowa, Central has always been a college with a host of academic and personal possibilities.