Outstanding Students

Sara Mohamed

Where are you from? Originally from Sudan and I live in Iowa City. 

Why did you choose Kirkwood? Kirkwood is one of the best colleges in Iowa. Affordable tuition. Kirkwood has a supportive learning environment that emphasizes student success, and offers various resources to help students achieve their academic .
What is your major and how did you choose it? I’m majoring in Microbiology. I chose this major because I like to look into detail such as viruses and microbes.

What has been your proudest moment at Kirkwood? My proudest moment has been named in the Dean list, when I got nominated in All Iowa Academic Team, the moment I met the president of Kirkwood, Dr. Lori Sundberg.

What are your plans after Kirkwood? After Graduation from Kirkwood. I plan to transfer to University of Iowa to continue my Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology.

What inspires or motivates you? My family and friends.

Tell us about who you are outside of Kirkwood. Outside of Kirkwood, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, as they are an important part of my life. I also enjoy playing sports, and I find that exercise is a great way to relieve stress and stay healthy. In my free time, I like to read books. I also work part-time job.

What does being named an Outstanding Student mean to you? Being named an Outstanding Student is a great honor, and it means a lot to me. It’s a recognition of the hard work and dedication I’ve put into my academic or extracurricular pursuits, and it’s a validation of the growth and progress I’ve made. It’s also a reminder that my efforts are appreciated and valued by others, which is a great motivator for me to continue striving for excellence. Additionally, being named an Outstanding Student can open up new opportunities for me, such as scholarships, internships and career prospects, which I’m very excited about. I’m grateful for this recognition.

Is there anything else you’d like to add? Proud to be at Kirkwood Community College.

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