STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Alexandria Williams

Alexandria Williams

September 2020


Alexandria Williams is from Clay City, Kentucky and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wolfe County High School in Campton, Kentucky.

Alexandria chose to attend EKU because the campus was close to her home and she loved the New Science Building commenting that “it is beautiful, inside and out." She also felt comfortable with the size of EKU in regards to both the student population and campus layout.

She is pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences (Pre-Medical Concentration) with Chemistry and Psychology minors and plans to stay an additional year at EKU to also pursue a B.S. in Psychology. She plans to continue her education in psychology and/or medicine after she graduates from EKU. “I have interests in pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist, with focus on substance use disorders and abnormal psychology,” she said.

Alexandria’s resume is very full. When she is not in class, she is a Hospice therapy dog handler, Madison County Humane Society volunteer, Clay City Foothills Adult Daycare Center volunteer, secretary of the EKU Pre-Professional Health Society, and active member of the EKU Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society. She also works as a float advanced patient care technician/SRNA and as a front-end manager at Red River Smokehouse, a family owned restaurant in Slade, Kentucky.

She is a recipient of the EKU Regents Scholarship and the Wolfe County Opportunity Scholarship. She has also received recognition from the EKU Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society for Academic Achievement, was placed on the Dean’s List each semester, received the Dean’s Award, and made the President’s List for the Spring 2020 semester. She competed in EKU’s first BioEthics Bowl, and along with two of her friends, won first place. They had plans to represent EKU in Boston at the national level, however were not able to do this due to COVID-19.

While attending EKU, Alexandria says “I have learned the importance of building friendships with my classmates. College can be a stressful time, which is why having a great support system is crucial. Not only can you have a support system of your own, but you always have the opportunity to be a part of someone else’s. Listen to your friends and classmates when they are having a difficult time, and keep in mind that we are all working toward a goal. Collaboration is greater than competition.”

In her free time she enjoys caring for her five cats, (all of which are rescues) and attending concerts.
 

Published on September 01, 2020