By Brinda Fuller Willis, PhD
Jackson Advocate Contributing Writer
There are a lot of students walking across the graduation stage this year, but few can do it with the swagger that Clinton, Mississippi native Chelsea Williams can because she is sporting a magna cum laude sash at 22-years old.
Williams’ early career path began at Clinton High School, where she graduated in 2017. She then moved on to graduate from Holmes Community College (Pre-Physical Therapy) in 2019. She tossed her tassel on April 29, 2021 among a class of 9,438 MSU graduates. Williams ranked #1,662, holding a 3.88 GPA in her Kinesiology major with a Neuromechanics concentration. While at Holmes and MSU, Williams was the recipient of full-ride scholarships. Her plans are to go on to become a Physician’s Assistant.
At present, Williams is awaiting her acceptance at four major universities that include Mississippi College, Emory University, University of Alabama (UAB), and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
In the meantime, Williams is exploring options within Tim Bennett’s Overtime Sports organization (M-Braves, Hank Aaron Sports Academy) and Mississippi Sports Medicine, here in Jackson, to gain additional hands-on experience in an environment where she can utilize her Kinesiology coursework and knowledge in a practical setting. Additionally, Williams is in the process of becoming CPR and First Aid certified to enhance her skill set.
Williams is a member of Nazareth Lee Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Her parents are Frazial and Jacqueline Williams.