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: Russ Benedict because he is a very friendly person, passionate about what he does and makes class fun.
Why I love my major: It allows you to go outside to learn. My favorite classes are the ones where we go to Lake Red Rock or the field station.
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'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.