Bramblett wins Career Makeover

Bramblett wins Career Makeover
Bramblett wins Career Makeover(WGEM)
Updated: Mar. 10, 2022 at 6:25 PM CST
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HANNIBAL (WGEM) - Sarah Bramblett was chosen as this year’s WGEM/John Wood Community College Career Makeover contest.

Bramblett has spent the last 20 years since high school raising her family. At 39-years-old she says now is the right time to start college.

“I think just a combination of the support of the people around me is a big factor,” Bramblett said. “Also I’m getting to the point where I know I want to continue doing more in this field and to do that I do need the education to be able to open those doors.”

Bramblett currently oversees group programs for mental health and substance use disorders at Preferred Family Healthcare in Hannibal.

She wants to build on her 15 plus years in human services, and plans to earn a degree and stay in the field she’s passionate about.

“It will allow me to be able to move up positions here at Preferred and hopefully pursue some counseling, and be able to work with clients more one-one-one,” Bramblett explained.

Christina Gawedzinksi, Bramblett’s supervisor at Preferred Family, encouraged her to apply for the Career Makeover contest, and says she has the drive and passion to go far.

“She is very organized and very person centered. She does a lot of for us here with our clients. She is very compassionate and endearing with some of our more challenging clients,” Gawedzinski said.

Bramblett is improving herself to help others.

“There is always something to learn. And, I just really enjoy seeing people growing and know that something I may have done or even had a very small part in has made a difference for someone else,” Bramblett said.

This is the tenth year WGEM and John Wood Community College Foundation have teamed up to award free tuition, frees, and books to one recipient.

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