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April 28, 2021

Spring 2021 Kim Dierks Tutor of Distinction Scholarship recipient selected

Submitted by Luke Matulewicz

The Academic Achievement Center announces Olivia Persigehl, senior in biology, as the spring 2021 Kim Dierks Tutor of Distinction Scholarship recipient.

Persigehl has been a peer tutor for the Academic Achievement Center since fall 2018. Persigehl has spent more than 200 hours tutoring K-State students in biology courses.

"The best part of being a tutor is helping students succeed," Persigehl said. "I love being able to help students grow and develop skills for their futures."

Kim Dierks, previous managing director of tutoring services, was an integral part of the Academic Achievement Center for more than 14 years. She dedicated her work to creating a service where all students are welcome and developed fantastic teams of student leaders. She provided students with opportunities for leadership, growth and achievement. Dierks continues to demonstrate her commitment to student success by honoring the work of student tutors through the generous gift made to fund the Kimberly Dierks Scholarship for Tutors of Distinction.

The Academic Achievement Center provides tools and resources for academic success. Learn more about academic coaching, tutoring services, student success courses, scholar services and engagement with the Office of First-generation Students by visiting k-state.edu/aac.

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