Archive | Around Kirkwood RSS feed for this section

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. […]

Read More Comments Off on Floral Student Blossoms

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 […]

Read More Comments Off on Calculating a Future

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 […]

Read More Comments Off on A Musical Triumph

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. […]

Read More Comments Off on Finding Her Place

Kirkwood Students Attend National Conference

Business Professionals of America students place Six students from the Kirkwood Cedar Rapids Business Professionals of America chapter joined over 5,000 other conference delegates from across the nation to participate in the National Leadership Conference held in Reno, Nevada, May 6 through May 11. In addition to the current students, chapter alumnus Amanda Shakespeare served […]

Read More Comments Off on Kirkwood Students Attend National Conference

Long-distance Learning

Kirkwood student earns degree all the way from New Jersey Chris Kelley of Neptune Township, New Jersey has been taking classes online at Kirkwood Community College. He came to campus on May 9 to meet with all of the people he had been conversing with for years as well as receive his diploma at commencement […]

Read More Comments Off on Long-distance Learning