Friday, May 23, 2014
When Linda Wyatt first came to Kansas City Kansas Community College more than 30 years ago, she worked part-time as an admissions clerk. But within only a couple of weeks, she had applied for a secretarial position in the counseling department and has not looked back.
“I have been blessed to have a job that has been fun every day,” said Wyatt, director of Career Planning and Placement. “Helping students see in themselves what they have to offer and who they want to be is the best part of what I do.”
The Career Center at KCKCC provides students and the community with a variety of career services. This includes assistance in searching for a job, developing interview skills and resume writing. Prior to serving as director of the Career Center, Wyatt was coordinator of the department. She has a bachelor’s degree from Ottawa University and a master’s degree in counseling from Liberty University.
“The people I work with our great,” she said. “I love what I do. I like the interaction I have with the students.”
Wyatt said although the decision to retire was difficult, she said she feels like it is time to start the next chapter of her life. She will remain at KCKCC as an adjunct professor, plans to purse some volunteer opportunities and would like to spend more time with her four grandchildren. She also plans to remain active at her church, Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Kansas City, Kan.
“What I love to do is counseling. It is my strength,” Wyatt said. “Whatever comes my way, I will be ready for. I believe God has a plan for everything.”