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Brittany Blase: A lot to offer

Brittany Blase: A lot to offer

A job offer brought Brittany Blase back to Grand Island, but relationships are a big part of why she stays.

“The experience I’ve gained in the medical field along with the personal and professional relationships I’ve acquired during my time back home make living in Grand Island a no-brainer,” she said.

Brittany graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 2013 and from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in medical imaging and therapeutic sciences. She also earned a post-baccalaureate certificate in computed tomography.

“I did my schooling in radiology at the UNMC-Kearney campus and loved the town,” Brittany said. She considered making Kearney her home permanently, but a job opportunity in Grand Island changed that.

“MedExpress Urgent Care offered me a full-time job as soon as I completed my CT practicum, and I couldn't pass it up,” she said. “The relationship I have with my family also made the move back home a smart and financially sensible one.”

She now works at Grand Island Surgery Center as a radiologic technologist.

Since moving back to Grand Island in 2017, she’s found plenty to keep her busy outside of work, too.

“I’m very active in recreational volleyball leagues throughout the year,” Brittany said. “These are a great way to stay healthy and foster new relationships with people who love doing the same thing.”

Another new relationship is of the four-legged variety.

“I adopted my black lab, Indy, in December, and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve made,” Brittany said. “I’m looking forward to many more years of tail wags and crazy energy!”

As a certified NSAA track and field starter, Brittany has had many opportunities to start track meets here.

“Being located in Grand Island has provided me with ample ability to participate and re-engage with coaches I grew up with while doing something that I love,” she said.

What would Brittany tell a high school classmate contemplating a return to Grand Island?

“This community has taken many steps to be up-and-coming for young adults,” she said. “You also get the small-town feeling of home mixed with a big-city life without the 45-minute commute from point A to B.”

Regardless of whether someone has lived here before, Grand Island has a lot to offer, Brittany said.

“There are new possibilities happening here every day, and you’re sure to find your niche in this town.”