Outstanding Students

Clarah Buhman

Q: Where are you from? (city, state) 

A: Bettendorf, Iowa 

Q: Why did you choose Kirkwood? 

A When I came to campus visit day I got to see students at school and hear what they thought and experienced as students. 

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

A: At Kirkwood I majored in Parks and Natural Resources. I knew I wanted a job outside and something that let me move around. I didn’t know what this major entailed but after so many great classes and conferences I knew it was right for me. 

Q: What has been your proudest moment at Kirkwood?  

A: Being a Kirkwood student has brought so many opportunities. I have got to use large equipment, chain saws, tractors, and go to conferences across the U.S. 

Q: What are your plans after Kirkwood? 

A: I will be attending University of Wisconsin Stevens Point to study Interpretation in the college of Natural Recourses. 

Q: What inspires or motivates you? 

A: I am motivated to continue learning outside of the classroom at conferences and day to day at my jobs. It is always great to be put into a new situation to figure out how to grow from that experience. 

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

A: Outside of school I spend lots of time with my family and friends. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, and skiing. 

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

A: Being an Outstanding Student is nice to know that Kirkwood staff cares for their students and this is also there way of congratulating us all. 

 Q: Is there anything else you would like to add? 

A: My time at Kirkwood will be missed but I will always remember the experiences they brought me inside the classroom and for extra curriculars. 

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