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Alumna profile: Linda Conti

By Joshua Barrett, Student writer

TU alumna Linda Conti has a heart for caring for people nearing the end of their lives and for their family members.

“I attempt to make a difference in the individual’s life no matter how long they have left,” she said.

Conti, who lives in Cairo, is a Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of Southwest Georgia, which is part of Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville. She cares for people who have a life expectancy of six months or less, although some have lived up to two years. 

Conti’s educational journey began at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Georgia, where she earned an associate degree. After working with Archbold for a number of years, a friend recommended that Conti pursue a bachelor’s degree. Her employer helped with some of the expenses of completing the four-year degree.

For that endeavor, she chose Thomas University. Conti graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.

Conti said she believes her degree plays a big role in how she does her job because the classes taught her how to see the dynamics of different families, understand different relationships within families and understand human nature.

“Since learning these things within my degree at Thomas University, it has helped me spread happiness while I’m working with my patients,” Conti said.

While a student at TU, Conti was inducted into Alpha Chi, the honor society for students in the top 10% of their class, and Psi Chi, the national honor society in Psychology.

Conti’s involvement in TU activities continued even after graduation. She attends all of the psychology conferences held on and around campus. She is also a member of the Alumni Board of Governors serving on its Homecoming committee.

Samantha Brown, Alumni Affairs Coordinator works closely with Conti. Brown said she believes Conti has played a big part in the success of past events.

“Linda is always willing to participate and lend a hand when called upon,” Brown said.

Conti is also an advocate for TU.

“I would absolutely recommend to anyone to come to TU,” she said. “I would strongly encourage the people who work for Archbold and are trying to go back to school to take advantage of what TU has to offer. I want encourage everyone to find their voice in what they are doing or are going to do.”

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