Pella, Iowa 50219
Understanding the sciences is not always an easy task, but Viktor Martisovits, associate professor of physics, is on a mission to help students discover and appreciate the vast world of physics.
Central: It's what you do, who you meet and who you are on campus. The college nurtures relationships and inspires activity.
Hometown: Oakland, N.J.
Activities: Track and field, Flying Pans Steel Pan Band
Study abroad plans: Leiden, the Netherlands
Why I love Central: Out of all the schools on the East Coast who try to be like schools they are not, Central tries to be just like Central. And it makes Central an experience that no other school can offer.
56 academic programs to choose from
More than 100 opportunities to get involved on campus
More than 99 percent of Central students receive financial aid
96% 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.