Outstanding Students

Ashley McPeek

Q: Where are you from? (city, state) 

A: Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Q: Why did you choose Kirkwood? 

A: I chose Kirkwood because I knew they had phenomenal dental programs. I had heard many great things about Kirkwood, and when I toured the facilities, I loved it. 

Q: What is your major and how did you choose it? 

A: My major is Dental Assisting. I chose this major because I knew I wanted to be in the healthcare field, helping others. I solidified my decision by doing the Kirkwood Dental Academy in high school and doing an internship at a dental office. 

Q: What has been your proudest moment at Kirkwood?  

A: My proudest moment at Kirkwood has been caring for patients through our clinics! I also enjoyed being a speaker on the Dental Day panel, through Kirkwood. 

Q: What are your plans after Kirkwood? 

A: I will graduate with my Dental Assisting degree this summer, 2021, and will be going back to Kirkwood in the Fall of 2022 to further my education with Dental Hygiene. I then hope to work in an orthodontics office, helping people reach their goals of a beautiful smile. 

Q: What inspires or motivates you? 

A: What motivates me is knowing that at the end of my education journey, I will have all the knowledge to make an everlasting impact on our community.  

Q: Tell us about who you are outside of Kirkwood – hobbies, family, other interests, etc. 

A: Outside of Kirkwood I love to travel, be with family and friends, make earrings for my Etsy shop, Maeveclayco, and work as a wedding coordinator, bringing couples wedding dreams to life. 

Q: What does be named an Outstanding Student mean to you? 

A: I am so grateful for the incredible faculty I have had the pleasure to work with. It is very encouraging to have their recognition. I am thankful for this opportunity. 

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