TMCC Veteran of the Month - April 2009
Associate Dean of Student Support Services
Raised in Livingston, Montana, Anthony Williams followed in the footsteps of his uncles and grandfathers by choosing to serve his country in the United States Air Force. As an airman, Williams completed his basic training, M-60 training, and law enforcement training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and Airbase Ground Defense Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, before being stationed at Malmstrom, Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana as a law enforcement specialist.
Unable to complete a full enlistment, Williams received an honorable discharge in 1989. Since serving, he has completed a bachelor of arts degree from Carroll College 1994 (Helena, Montana) and a master of education degree in student personnel administration in higher education from Western Washington University 1997 (Bellingham, WA).
Always dedicated to supporting the interests and needs of veterans driven to a higher learning, Williams has served veterans as a certifying official for students seeking to access their military benefits to attend college and as an administrative advocate for such programs as TMCC's Veterans Upward Bound Program.
When asked about advice to Veterans, Williams contributes all of his academic and administrative successes to what he learned while serving in the Air Force: "Regardless of what branch of service, we all learned and embraced a higher standard of discipline, dedication, integrity and honor. These are the ingredients to achieving success in higher education. Be assertive, professional and committed to the time it will take to complete your task and you too will find much success in higher education. Never stop learning!"
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