With graduation season upon us, we at PeerForward want to take the time to celebrate some of our amazing Alumni for their postsecondary education accomplishments. This week we are spotlighting Kimori D. Jamison, an Alumni known for his sense of style, for his graduation from Buffalo State University with a major in Fashion Apparel Design!
We caught up with Kimori to ask about the role PeerForward played in his postsecondary education experience and what earning this degree means to him! This is what he shared with us:
What does it mean to you to earn this degree?
Earning this degree means a lot to me. Where I come from, not a lot of people go to college. Some people don’t even finish high school, so to accomplish this is amazing.
What role did PeerForward play in your journey to and through college?
PeerForward provided me with the mentoring and advice I needed to prepare me for college.
How did your friends/peers influence, inspire, or motivate you toward your degree? How did you do the same for others?
Me and my peers motivated at other. We inspired each other to keep going and never give up, even when times got hard.
What was the biggest obstacle to your postsecondary education and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle I faced was continuing to believe in myself and to always stay true to me during my postsecondary education journey.
Why did you choose to serve as a PeerForward Alumni?
I choose to serve as an Alumni because PeerForward is an amazing organization and it is always good to serve future generations. Regarding further education, it is helpful to have a group of supportive people who are always there when you need them.
Some answers have been edited for length and clarity