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.
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.
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: 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.