Kendra Flemming in the veterinary technology program at Globe University-Woodbury was chosen as the first Star Student of the Month. The Star Student of the Month is an initiative created by the Idea Team, made up of staff and faculty, to recognize students that go above and beyond in and outside the classroom.
“First and foremost Kendra is an excellent student,” said Veterinary Technology Instructor Melanie Dittmann. “She will always step up and help out without being asked and when she is, there isn’t any hesitation on her part.”
Kendra said that she has always wanted to work with animals. “As far back as I can remember I’ve loved animals and science, therefore, starting the veterinary technology program seemed like a natural extension of those interests.”
With Ida B. Wells and Audrey Hepburn as her role models, she explains how they are both amazing and inspiring woman. “They both worked hard to uplift those around them, and they left the world a bit better than they found it. I can’t think of a greater goal to pursue or achieve,” said Kendra.
“She’s passionate about the program and her education here at Globe,” said Dittmann. “She’s good at helping others without putting herself above them.”
Along with Kendra’s passion for the veterinary technology field, she shares some words of wisdom for perspective and current students:
“Work hard, don’t give up, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. There’s no shame in saying you don’t understand something or you’re falling behind.”
Dittmann concludes by mentioning how Kendra is “responsible, dependable, hardworking, and always performing tasks with a smile and positive attitude. All of which I think makes her an excellent first Star Student of the Month.”
If you know of a student that showcases passion and dedication to their program and Globe University, please send your nomination to Laura Kropp.