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Coming Full Circle

Non-traditional student, Bryan, gets fresh start “One word to describe myself? I’d say nontraditional,” Garry Bryan says with a chuckle. Garry Bryan is a Liberal Arts major at Kirkwood. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Bryan attended Tucker High School where he was involved with band and orchestra. After attending school at Dekalb Community College, Bryan worked […]

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Making A Difference

Ball rolls down a more rewarding path The desire to help others is what brought one man back fulltime to college to begin a new career. “Being able to help people one-on-one is going to bring a lot more satisfaction to my life,” said Bill Ball, nursing major, about why he chose to leave the […]

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Floral Student Blossoms

Buss grows while achieving goals Nicole Buss, Floral Arrangement major, started out in Charles City Iowa. She graduated high school at Charles City High. She then came to the area to help a friend out by taking over a lease which is what first helped put her on a road headed for Kirkwood Community College. […]

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Calculating a Future

Sabotka swings at success Easygoing. Open-minded. Driven. Those are the three words Cody Sabotka used to describe himself. Originally from Mount Ayre, Sabotka decided in the sixth grade to set a goal to someday become an engineer. “I decided I wanted to become an engineer at a young age. I set my goal based on […]

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A Musical Triumph

From tragedy to instrumental mastery A childhood tragedy opened the path to a brighter future for Kirkwood Community College Music major Allison Offerman. Offerman, who suffered severe burns to her arms and hands as a child, turned to music not only as a form of emotional therapy but physical therapy as well. She has taken […]

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Finding Her Place

Eide’s biggest hurdle was discovering where she belonged In January of 2006, Darla Eide decided to make her dream a reality. Eide was working fulltime as a server at Olive Garden Italian restaurant but opted to return to college after 30 years. Eide wanted to pursue her vision and get her degree in Restaurant Management. […]

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