Scott Bramlett is a dynamic and vibrant personality. He truly enjoys what he does for a living. A counselor for the Disabled Students Services department at Sierra College; Scott “likes to see the light coming on in students eyes when they realize they can do it and do what they enjoy most!”
Scott began his career at Sierra College in summer 1983. In May of 1986 he received an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting. In May of 1989 Bramlett received his Bachelors of Science degree from CSU Chico. It had long been Scott’s dream to work in accounting and become an auditor; after graduation he did just that. However, after beginning his job as an auditor he began to run into some issues. No one told Scott that his cerebral palsy would affect his ability to do his job. Cerebral palsy causes the muscles to be stiff and permanently contracted usually one side of the body is more affected. Another challenge was the fine finger dexterity required to process numbers quicker and more efficiently.
After much consideration Scott decided he would like to try and help other students with disabilities. He wanted to share his experiences and give disabled students the knowledge necessary to make career defining decisions based on their disabilities. Scott went back to school and received his Masters degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from CSU, Sacramento.
In February of 1992 he began a general and disabled students counseling position at American River College. In 1998 Scott was offered a position in Disabled Students Counseling at Sierra College. Scott loves his job as a counselor here because he says, “I can make a greater impact on students here than at a four year university.” Scott Bramlett also says, “It’s great to be able to love what you do, and not hate when you go to work!”
Scott’s advice to students is, “don’t cut off your options, look around and keep your options open. Don’t lock yourself into one thing.”
Today, a married father of three step children, Scott enjoys the slower pace of Northern California. Scott Bramlett says he will probably be a counselor for 20 to 30 years until he retires.
Some advice Scott received in graduate school and became his personal philosophy is, “you can’t save the world, but do the best you can with what you’re doing so you have no regrets.”
Favorite Class: English 37 (Michael Hunter) American Film Masterpieces
Fondest Memory: Studying outside on campus during the summer.
Favorite Teacher: Leland E. Mansuetti
Best Advice: “Never take yourself too seriously, and laugh sometimes,” - Leland Mansuetti.