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November Pride of ASU - Kay Dornes

October 18, 2016

This month’s Pride of ASU is Kay Dornes. Kay is a junior Social Work major from Fayetteville, NC. She is an active body at ASU and currently serves in the Air Force ROTC Program.

Name: Kay Dornes

Major: Social Work

Classification: Junior

Graduation: May 2018

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC

 

How did you learn about ASU?

A former Angelo State University (ASU) representative visited my high school during my junior year of high school and he explained to us the well-rounded education and financial stability that we could possibly gain from attending ASU. While applying for colleges as a senior in high school, I knew that I wanted ASU to be one of my top 5 colleges to attend for my undergraduate career. I decided that ASU would best fit my needs, which is why I became an ASU Ram!

Why did you want to attend ASU?

During my senior year of high school, I initially wanted to join the military out of high school. However, my school teachers encouraged me to attend college first before I joined the military. I decided to apply to Angelo State because they offered the Air Force ROTC Program that I am now a part of and enjoy. 

What are some of your hobbies?

Since I was young, I have always enjoyed volunteering with others and assisting them with fulfilling their goals. I have been serving as a teacher’s assistant to kindergarten students for 3 years in addition to volunteering with multiple student organizations and community outreach programs.

Are you involved in any student organizations?

Since my college career at ASU, I have been a member of the Air Force ROTC Program, First Generation Rams Program, Multicultural Center’s student organizations, Student Social Work Association (SSWA), and several other student organizations of ASU. 

What is one piece of advice you would give to help college students succeed?

My advice for college students is to remain resilient, be courageous, and show dedication throughout your college career. Being resilient is an essential component of an individuals’ character because as students we will be faced with difficult and stressful situations. However, it is important to overcome those challenges, learn from them, and grow from our mistakes. Secondly, don’t be afraid to take risks as a student leader. Be confident in your actions and show others that you are a competent individual and are passionate in what you believe. Lastly, as a student be willing to sacrifice who you are for what you will become. College will provide you with several growth opportunities and when you are leading those leadership positions take advantage of the learning experiences. Most importantly, show yourself that you can achieve whatever you desire and show others that you are dedicated to achieving success for the benefit of others.