Pella, Iowa 50219
Professor of mathematics Mark Mills practices what he teaches. Last summer, he sat for his second professional actuarial exam—not as a prospective actuary, but as a faculty member intent on doing a better job walking in his students’ shoes. And it is not the first time.
Central: It's what you do, who you meet and who you are on campus. The college nurtures relationships and inspires activity.
From: Mesa, Arizona
High School: Red Mountain
Academic Interests: Physics and Math
Extra-curricular interests: Football
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: Assistant professor of education
Mission trips: Teaching educational techniques at orphanages in Sierra Leone
Moving story: Bringing a disabled orphan back to Pella for medical treatment
As a teacher: “She genuinely seeks for students to excel and improve throughout the semester. And her care for students goes beyond the class work.” – Joel Winters ’12
You can find her: Teaching Developmental Psychology 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.