Name: Bridget Blevins
Major: Bachelor of General Studies
After high school, Bridget Blevins earned an associate’s degree from Highland Community College, and then transferred to Missouri Western to pursue a degree in communication. While at Missouri Western, she began working for the local news station, KQTV, and discovered that the demands of a full-time job in media made it nearly impossible to take classes as well.
Bridget put her education on hold to pursue her career, but eventually discovered not having a bachelor’s degree was holding her back. She returned to Missouri Western in 2015 to earn her Bachelor of General Studies degree, a unique program that is designed to help students with some college credit craft a general degree to maximize their existing credit hours and graduate sooner.
“Finishing my degree at Missouri Western gave me the opportunity to get a job that could be another long-term career for me,” relates Bridget. “I was able to find success and work my way up in my first career, but getting that degree was about finishing what I started. I was really proud.”
Without her bachelor’s degree, Bridget would not have even been considered for her current position, Director of Communications for the St. Joseph School District.