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Bulldog for Life: Public Relations Alumnus Byron Terrell Williams

February 16, 2018


Public Relations alumnus Byron Terrell Williams (‘13) was recently featured on Ferris State Video’s “Bulldog for Life,” where he spoke about how attending Ferris impacted his life post-graduation.

Today, Williams is a college adviser for Harbor Beach Community Schools and Owendale-Gagetown Area Schools. In this role, he helps high school seniors as they choose a college and a major, find and apply for scholarships, fill out the FAFSA, and more.

“My days are filled with fun and love and laughter, but my schedule changes every single day,” said Williams.

During his time as a Ferris student, Williams was heavily engaged on campus. He was involved with 13 registered student organizations by his senior year and starred in two on-campus television shows.

“I can honestly say that Ferris gave me a voice. It gave me an opportunity to use my strengths, to use my talents. It embraced me,” said Williams. “I don’t think that my story is superior to anyone else’s story because those opportunities that were there and those opportunities that I had are available to all students.”

Ferris State PR was founded in 1985 with help from distinguished national PRSA board members and practitioners, Patrick Jackson and Betsy Plank (both since deceased). The program’s guiding principle is: “Built on character. Driven by business.” For information about the curriculum or enrollment, visit their program page or contact Dr. Patrick Bishop at


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