Outstanding Students

Aspen Gillmore

Q: Where are you from? 

A: Monticello, Iowa 
Q: Why did you choose Kirkwood? 

A: I chose Kirkwood because I prefer smaller class sizes so I can have more one-on-one time with the professors if I have questions about the material. I also chose Kirkwood because I have 8 total years of college and I wanted to save a little money.  
Q: What is your major and how did you choose it? 

A: My major is Liberal Arts – AA. I chose this because the classes that I take transfer over to the University of Iowa well.  

Q: What has been your proudest moment at Kirkwood?  

A: My proudest moment here at Kirkwood would be making it on the Dean’s list every term. 

Q: What are your plans after Kirkwood? 

A: My plans after Kirkwood include transferring to the University of Iowa, getting my degree in Biology, and then hoping to get accepted into the Iowa School of Dentistry.  
Q: What inspires or motivates you? 

A: One thing that really motivates me is that I am someone who loves helping others and, in the future, I will be helping so many people love their teeth and smile again. To me there is nothing better than being confident wearing your own smile!  
Q: Tell us about who you are outside of Kirkwood – hobbies, family, other interests, etc. 

A: Outside of Kirkwood I am someone who loves to be outdoors. I enjoy hunting with my dad, taking care of my farm animals, and just spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy volunteering in my hometown when I can.  

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

A: What this means to me is that all my hard work and dedication doesn’t go unnoticed.  
 

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