Pella, Iowa 50219
Some things in life aren’t easily measured. What, for instance, is the value of a study abroad experience that sparked a passion for foreign policy, provided experiences crucial to graduate school admission essays and eventually led to a job working with the Department of State? How do you measure the worth of a semester abroad that led to further exploration of world cultures and ultimately to a position teaching Japanese studies at a university in Singapore?
Central: It's what you do, who you meet and who you are on campus. The college nurtures relationships and inspires activity.
Favorite class:Sociology because she loves learning why people behave the way they do.
Fun Fact: Megan has a twin sister.
Why Central?: “I love that Central is small school and will prepare me well for my future—everyone at Central supports me in all my endeavors.”
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: 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.