Outstanding Students

Austin Carnes

Q: Where are you from? (city, state) 

A: I currently live in Stanwood Iowa. 

Q: Why did you choose Kirkwood? 

A: I chose to attend Kirkwood Community College because of the transfer program it offered to the University of Iowa.   

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

A: I am going to major in biochemistry.  I chose to major in biochemistry because I have always enjoyed the science behind chemistry and believe that it would provide a great foundation for when I apply to medical school in the future. 

Q: What has been your proudest moment at Kirkwood?  

A: My proudest moment at Kirkwood was when I accepted a position as a tutor.  I found it very fulfilling to have a positive impact on the education of other students. 

Q: What are your plans after Kirkwood? 

A: After attending Kirkwood Community College, I plan to go to the University of Iowa in order to earn a degree in biochemistry. Once I receive a degree in biochemistry, I plan to enroll in medical school in order to pursue a career as a physician.

Q: What inspires or motivates you?

A: My main motivation in life is to help people. From a career standpoint I believe that the best way I can positively impact the lives of other people is to pursue a career as a medical physician. 

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

A: I enjoy reading, weightlifting, playing the guitar and spending time with my family and friends.   

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

A:  Being named an Outstanding Student is something that I consider to be a great honor and achievement.  I am very thankful to receive this recognition.   

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