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WC Spotlight - Linda Wynn

Name:  Linda Wynn  

Position:  Financial Aid Clerk

Hometown:  Azle

How long have you been at WC?  9 years

What were your previous jobs?  Wholesale sales, several years as a long-term sub at an alternative campus, Realtor, insurance agent

What is the best part of your job? It’s a toss-up between helping make an education available to students who might otherwise not be able to afford one and working every day with the great people in my office.

What are your favorite things to do when you are not working?  Art, gardening and enjoying nature. Come by the front counter in Financial Aid and you can see all of these.

What was your favorite vacation?  It’s hard to beat our family’s annual trip to Big Bend National Park. I enjoying the camping, driving the back roads, and hiking. But the trip to Alaska was truly spectacular.

What event helped shape your life?  Receiving my Black Belt in karate at the age of 41 was a defining moment for me. It was one of the few things in my entire life requiring a great deal of effort that I worked through until it was finished. This accomplishment encouraged me to finish other things, such as my Associate Degrees here at WC.

Who is the most famous person you have personally met?  The actress Janine Turner (Northern Exposure, Cliffhanger). Her father owned the real estate company I worked for and she invited us to a surprise birthday party for him.

How would you describe the activity level of campus life?  One of the nice things about a college like ours is that you can be as involved as you wish. I would encourage students, as well as faculty and staff, to take advantage of the many ways to participate in campus life. There are lots of fun activities and rewarding volunteer opportunities.

How would you describe the quality of education students receive at WC?  Exemplary. I have heard that students retain more of what they learn at a community college opposed to a university. This is due to the greater personal involvement, possible because of smaller class sizes and more personal attention given by the faculty and staff. 

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