Name: Corey Lund
Hometown: Coralville, IA
Program of Study: LAN Network Administration
Expected Graduation Date: December 2013
Why did you choose to pursue your education at Kirkwood?
I chose Kirkwood because of its reputation as being one of the best values for a quality education. I felt that the combination of Kirkwood’s affordability and its quality programs would be the best option to prepare me for a career in Information Technology and Business.
What are your educational or career plans for after graduation
I will continue to take classes at Kirkwood through the spring of 2014. During my time at Kirkwood I have also been fortunate to work two jobs on campus for Information Technology Services and the EagleTech Store. Both have been great experiences for me, and I would jump at the chance to continue to work at Kirkwood in the future. Beyond that, I plan to continue working towards a degree from the University of Iowa as time and money allow. Ultimately, I would like to have a successful career in Information Technology at an enterprise level firm.
From a personal and financial standpoint, describe the impact your scholarship has on your education.
The scholarship I received from the Kirkwood Foundation has had a significant impact for me and my family. Obviously, from a purely financial perspective, everything helps. However, this scholarship has had an equally significant impact for me on a personal level. As a single dad with two children at home, this scholarship meant a lot more to me than just a dollar amount. It will help me pay tuition and books for my final year at Kirkwood, but more importantly, it will contribute to a brighter future for me and my children. That makes it priceless to me!