Excellence Awards Recipient Detail Information

Keri Zimmer
Dean, Advising and Academic Success, Student Services
Iowa Western Community College
Statement:  In my position, my interactions with students have a tendency to be negative, such as working with students who have lost their Financial Aid. After setting my priorities to have more positive and meaningful interactions, I decided to take an opportunity to teach a class on campus called The College Experience. This decision has allowed me to stay connected with students. While maintaining these relationships often means setting time aside for students, it has made every day, including graduation day, a more meaningful day for me. It now inspires me to continue to find time in each day to positively interact with students while they set their educational goals toward graduation and beyond.

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