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 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.
Central's B.S. degree in engineering is designed to be completed in four years (eight semesters) and leads directly to jobs in the field and graduate school.
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
Recent book: “Who Hears in Shakespeare?”
Upcoming book: A collection of poetry
You can find him: Surrounded by his personal library in Jordan Hall
Founded in 1853 in the heart of Iowa, Central has always been a college with a host of academic and personal possibilities.