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.
On my bucket list: Visit all seven continents and 50 states
Favorite artistic medium: Watercolor pencils
Favorite professor: Brian Roberts. He’s fun and laid-back.
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: Professor of education
Passion: Improved services for people with developmental disabilities
Her inspiration: Her own daughter, Angi, who is disabled
Fun fact: Has eaten dinner at the White House
Moving story: Foster mother for 14 children over the years
Her goal: Giving education majors a new perspective on the disabled students they will teach
You can find her: In “Angi’s Office” 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.