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.
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.
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 supports programs around the world, enabling students to pursue study and internships while experiencing another culture. Students become global citizens, building a worldwide network of connections.
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 biology and pre-health coordinator
Research: Studying the effects of triclosan on heart rate and metabolism
You can find her: Working with students to count the heart rates of zebrafish in 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.