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Charles Williams

School

Howard University

Position
Guard

Classroom

Charles Williams is a health management major in the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences at Howard University. He will be receiving his bachelor’s degree in four years in May 2020. His career goal is to manage a healthcare facility.

Character

Williams has had an incredible tenure at Howard. Even though the expectations on him were high as early as his freshman year, he rose to the occasion and surpassed them every time. He is now the team captain, despite adversity such as his mother’s cancer diagnosis. His mother, along with his father, is one of the people he admires most. Charles has played with a heavy heart while trying to remain strong in the face of his mother’s condition. He was surprised with the rare opportunity to play in front of her against Delaware State this past season and he scored 29 points, including 18 before halftime, leading his team to a narrow 80-74 victory.

Community

Given Williams’ passion regarding the health industry, it’s no surprise how fervently he’s taken to volunteering with Be The Match and The Grassroot Project. Both programs allow him to work addressing health disparities that disproportionately affect people in his community. With Be The Match, he can convince others of the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor while. With The Grassroots Project, Williams utilizes his platform as a student athlete to lead health education programs with children. His position makes him a role model to the kids, encouraging them to have open conversations about their well-being.

Competition

During his freshman year, Williams averaged 15.6 points and 2.6 rebounds over 34 games, including a career-high 37 points against Savannah State. This culminated with him being named the 2016-17 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year. The rest of William’s matriculation is highlighted by being a two-time BOXTOROW All-America Team selection and a two-time MEAC All-Conference First Team. Throughout this time, he earned MEAC Player of the Week on three separate occasions. He also became the third fastest in program history to reach 1,000 points and is on pace to become the school’s all-time scoring leader.