#whywardlawspotlight



#whywardlawspotlight
Kimberly Sawyer
“After graduating from Wardlaw in 1999, I attended Wofford College where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I then attended USCA where I earned a Master of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology and I later became a licensed counselor (LPC). I am the Forensic Interview Specialist and Multi-disciplinary Team Coordinator at the Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County where we work with law enforcement agencies and child protection agencies to assist in child abuse investigations. Coming to Wardlaw in the 10th grade, into a smaller, more family-like environment, enabled me to become more comfortable participating in things I wouldn’t have participated in at another school. I got involved in sports, became the yearbook editor, attended Palmetto Girls State, and other activities; which, I believe, directly led to my acceptance at Wofford College. Wardlaw also played a crucial role in helping me obtain my MS as the school was gracious enough to allow me to come in several times and have students participate in my research in order to complete my masters’ thesis. I felt prepared for life at college as I had learned how to study, what it means to work as a team, how to complete projects with a group, and to be comfortable approaching professors for help from my time at Wardlaw. My advice for current students would be to get involved in as much as you can – academically and athletically. Take the highest level of classes you can and even if you don’t play sports, attend events, because there is a lot you can take with you to college from being part of the Wardlaw family.”