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April 20, 2022

Kim Dierks Tutor of Distinction scholarship recipient selected

Submitted by Student Success

The Academic Achievement Center has selected Den Jackson as the spring 2022 Kim Dierks Tutor of Distinction scholarship recipient.

Jackson, sophomore in statistics and data science, started as a peer tutor for the Academic Achievement Center in fall 2021. Since then, Jackson has spent more than 200 hours tutoring K-State students in statistics courses.

"My favorite part of tutoring is seeing when things start to click for a tutee," Jackson said. "Being able to help someone who is struggling and get them to a point where they start to genuinely understand the concepts is so rewarding and brings me a lot of joy to see."

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 place where all students were welcome and developed fantastic teams of student leaders. She provided students with opportunities for leadership, growth and achievement. Kim 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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