Pella, Iowa 50219
The athletic training program started off as a tiny classroom and a few students under the direction of John Roslien. Today it’s one of the largest and most demanding academic programs on campus—and there aren’t any signs of slowing.
Central: It's what you do, who you meet and who you are on campus. The college nurtures relationships and inspires activity.
Favorite movie: “The Matrix” series
Favorite professor: Mark Johnson because he is goofy and very good at programming.
Why I love my major: I can use my logic skills with computer skills to create new programs.
39 majors and 14 pre-professional programs
More than 80 clubs and organizations on campus
99% of Central students receive financial aid
96% are employed, enrolled in grad school or doing sustained service within a year of graduation.
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: Professor of biology and pre-health coordinator
Research: Studying the effects of triclosan on heart rate and metabolism
You can find her: Working with students to count the heart rates of zebrafish in 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.