August Student of the Month: Daniel Schwager

Daniel is in the middle of the front row in his family picture

What is your background?: I am from a small town Eastern Iowa, Bellevue. My high school graduating class was 27. I have two brothers and one sister.

What brought you to Kirkwood and why?: My brother graduated from Kirkwood and is currently working for Kirkwood. I also heard Kirkwood’s Turf Program was excellent.

What is your program of study and what interests you about it?: Golf Course and Athletic Turf grass Management. Being outdoors, having turf I manage be not only something beautiful to look at but also safe to play sports on.

Are you involved in anything else outside of classes?: I am currently Kirkwood’s Turf Intern in the Horticulture building, and a part time worker for the Cedar Rapids Kernels Grounds Crew.

What do you do for fun?: Riding my motorcycle, working out, video games, going back home to see my hometown friends.

Where do you see yourself in five years?: Somewhere outside of Iowa working in the sports turf industry.

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