Everything is Possible: Bridget Blevins
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.learn more about the bgs degree