In May 2015 Sarah joined TBC as the shipping & receiving coordinator and coordinating manager for three seasonal pop-up stores at Coastal Bend College Bookstore. During that time Sarah took the opportunity to learn everything she could about the course material operation. In 2016 she was promoted to accounting clerk, again taking the opportunity to learn the “business” side of the bookstore operation, which prepared her for her next promotion in 2017 to store manager.
Sarah recognizes the value of teamwork, and the impact it has on her success and the store. “I’ve been blessed with a great team who are able to help get things done while keeping the environment both positive and fun. I love the people work with; my co-workers and our campus. “When talking about her role as manager she said, “The best part of my job is the unpredictable variety of challenges that force me to extend beyond my comfort zone and find new personal strength; encouraging me to grow.” Dana Poag, VP of Retail, OnCoure and Military, was eager to brag on Sarah’s accomplishments saying, “Sarah has been a rising star from the start. Her financial results are outstanding, but more importantly, the relationships she established on campus are the cornerstone of the store’s and Sarah’s success.”
When Sarah is not working she has a fun and rewarding life full of hobbies and community participation. She is very crafty and likes calligraphy, baking, and loves to read. Her real passion is working with children and youth ministries, music, animals, and finding ways to serve and help her community. Although she considers herself shy and terrified of public speaking, she braved the podium and amazed herself as a speaker at her church’s annual Women’s Conference. Great job, Sarah! We think you are amazing too.
Sarah is mamma to her fur baby, Achilles, a Malinois/Lab mix, and is the youngest of four children, two sisters and two brothers, and she is very close to her family.
Congratulations, Sarah Benavidez, Store Manager, Coastal Bend College Store!
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