Pella, Iowa 50219
The Central Teacher Academy provides students a chance to teach and connect in schools before student teaching. Central Teacher Academy alums and current students join together for a brighter future.
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: Associate professor of physics
Specialty: Condensed matter physics and superconductivity
Fun fact: He was born in the former Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia
His mission: To show that science, especially physics, is for everyone
You can find him: Helping students build simple rollercoasters in the Vermeer Science Center
Founded in 1853 in the heart of Iowa, Central has always been a college with a host of academic and personal possibilities.