Our Spring Hill campus has some very special employees. Linda Connell just happens to be the first one most people encounter. Linda works as our receptionist, but is so much more than that. She creates a bond with the students and helps to support and guide them. From giving them guidance through the day, or congratulating them on a job well done, Linda is there every step of the way. If you check her own Facebook you will find it flooded with stories about the students or the happenings at the Spring Hill campus. Perhaps this is why they all call her Mama Linda. It’s been a great 6 years, and we hope to have many more with her! We asked Linda a few questions and here is what she had to say!
Tell us how you first got involved in with Bene’s Career Academy..
I first got involved with Benes in 2010 when they first opened up in Spring Hill. I started out as a client, but soon fell in love with the atmosphere and the people involved. I had so much fun on my regular Friday visits and couldn't wait for my next visit. Six years later, I am employed at Benes and still have that feeling of excitement and can't wait to get back to work. I never have a day when I say that I don't want to go to work, how many people can say and truly feel that?
Do you have any special memories of a favorite student?
I do not have a special memory of a "favorite" student as they are all special. I love them all as they were my "babies" and even have the nickname of "Mama Linda"! I enjoy seeing them come in as nervous students, and watching them grow in confidence and in the feeling of being important. "ALLSTUDENTSMATTER"
What’s the best thing to happen since you started working with Bene’s Career Academy?
The best thing to happen to me since starting is my own feeling of being important and appreciated. I too have grown a lot at Benes and I want to thank Mr Bene for having faith in me and seeing something in me that he thought was special and worthy to work for him. I am honored and look forward to more years of meeting students and doing my part to make sure that their experience at Benes is the best thing they have ever been a part of.
We are so happy to have Linda as a part of the team. And are overjoyed that we get to be a part of making such a wonderful woman feel the appreciation she deserves!