Kristopher Williams

Kristopher R. Williams is a native of Fayette, Mississippi. He attended Alcorn State University, in Lorman, Mississippi on a full athletic scholarship. While attending Alcorn, Kristopher also excelled academically. He was awarded several honors for his academic achievements, including the NASA’s Mississippi Space Grant, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field All-Academic Team, and several President and Dean’s List Scholar honors. He became part of the Tri-Beta National Biological Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of MS, Next Level Youth Ministry, and several other organizations in order to assist with the growth and development of his university and community.

While attending the University, Kristopher worked as a student tutor-mentor and Laboratory assistant with the university's Department of Agriculture and Department of Chemistry. Also, through cooperative education programs, Kristopher gained vital work experience that would play a huge role in his professional development. He first began working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he assisted in the operation of the Aquatic and Wetlands Research and Development Support Facility. He later was accepted to work for Ergon Refining Inc. as a chemist co-op. Here, Kristopher worked in the Product Services lab, providing analytical support for the refinery and terminal operations. In 2010, he graduated from Alcorn State University with Magna Cum Laude honors and a Bachelors of Science in Biology.

In December of 2011, Kristopher relocated to Winston-Salem, NC, where he currently resides. He now attends Winston-Salem State University where he serves as Vice-President of the Doctor of Physical Therapy class of 2014. He continues to excel academically by maintaining a 3.92 grade point average and becoming a member of the Epsilon Tau Sigma Honor Society. During his second year in the DPT program, Kristopher was chosen amongst peers to receive a graduate assistantship which would later allow him the opportunity to travel to Namibia, Africa. While visiting Namibia, he gave his first international presentation at the Consortium for International Management, Policy, Administration and Development (CIMPAD) conference.

Kristopher continues to seek opportunities to serve the community. He is scheduled to travel to Central America in September of 2014 for a 4 week clinical rotation in Belize. He will join Hillside Health Care International in their efforts to provide quality healthcare to struggling Belizean communities.