The 2005 graduate has also been featured in the university’s alumni newsletter, the university’s Facebook page, and on Twitter.
The thirty-three-year old Williams, who hails from the village of St. Paul’s in St. Kitts said that it was surreal, an honour and quite a humbling experience to have her Alma Mater call upon her to discuss how its education had assisted her in accomplishments to date.
“This just isn’t something that you expect, especially at this stage in one’s life and one’s journey. I am indeed truly honoured.” she said. Williams, a University of Dallas Braniff Graduate Scholar, said that she attended the university at the behest and encouragement of one of her oldest and dearest friends Mr. Gary Thomas who informed her that the university’s Masters of Politics program was one of the best in the country and exactly what someone with her thirst for knowledge and enlightenment needed.
Williams said that taking the decision to attend the University of Dallas was one of the best decisions that she has ever made. “My education did not only prepare me for a career, but it prepared me for life. It gave me a greater sense of purpose. Attending the University of Dallas not only made me a better thinker or problem-solver, but I describe my time there as a feast for the soul as I engaged in an in depth study or discourse on some of the greatest philosophers that ever lived. I particularly enjoyed the discourse on the works of Aristotle, Thucydides, Plato, and Machiavelli to name a few,” she said.
She stated that although the program was quite rigorous and intense, it was immensely useful in building and fortifying her character. It gave her great confidence in her abilities and this in turn opened many doors for her. This is why she considers herself a very proud graduate of UD.
Williams said that a strong academic foundation and teachers such as Mrs. Ingrid Charles-Gumbs, Mrs. Delcia Bradley-King, Ms. Delores Ward (deceased), Ms. Heather Joseph, Bishop Ron Collins and Dr. Randy Glean who challenged her to think outside the box and aim for the skies were instrumental in preparing her for this journey. She began her academic career at the St. Paul’s Primary School, went on to the St. Theresa’s Convent School, and graduated from the Basseterre Senior High School in 1995. In 1997 she graduated from the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College with A’ Level passes in Economics, Biology, and Management and in the following year attained Certificates in Blue Print Reading and Sketching and Communications from the said institution.