Outstanding Students

Cat Cevan

Q: Where are you from? (city, state) 

A: Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Q: Why did you choose Kirkwood? 

A: After speaking with the program director, Jillissa Moorman, it was clear the Kirkwood Interior Design program could get me started in my career quickly.  I also really appreciated the small and intimate cohort size. 

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

A: Interior Design:  Architecture and Design have always been an interest of mine and it wasn’t until I started learning more about the career path did I begin to understand this could be a real option for me. 

Q: What has been your proudest moment at Kirkwood?  

A: After presenting my first design project this fall, I felt very proud.  I felt like “I can do this.”  For so much of my life, design was an interest but never a skill and when I presented my project to the class, design felt like a skill for the first time. 

Q: What are your plans after Kirkwood? 

A: I am relocating this summer to a larger city to pursue my career in Interior Design.  I’m fortunate the design program at Kirkwood allows us to jump right into the workforce after graduation. 

Q: What inspires or motivates you? 

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

A: I enjoy reading Star Wars novels, learning about wine, and traveling.  I’m also a huge Cher fan and love her recent ABBA album. 

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

A: Being named an Outstanding Student is an incredible honor for me.  To be an Outstanding Student means always bringing your best – whatever that may mean for you.  This definition offers a great deal of flexibility because everyone has something unique to offer. 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add? 

A: Being a part of the Interior Design program at Kirkwood has truly been a remarkable experience.  When I started at Kirkwood, I did not anticipate building so many relationships with such an amazing group of people in the Interior Design program. 

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