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2018 Distinguished Award Winner: Reagan Williams


Nominated by Amy Buzby, Jonesboro native Reagan Williams found her advocacy passion through a flyer posted about sexual assault. This moot court team member worked to change the conversation and became a student leader within the Pack Pact movement.

Williams, who will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree, is a double major, in political science and Spanish.  As a member of A-State's Debate Team, she has won numerous awards in regional and national competitions, and was ranked second top speaker in the nation in the International Public Debate Association the spring 2017.  She also supported the team in numerous ways, including writing briefs on current events, training new members, writing debates cases, recruiting new members and assisting the debate coach.

Williams was involved in A-State's Moot Court Team for three years, serving as captain her third year and helping recruit new members to revitalize the group.  She also is highly committed to the Honors College, taking several Honors courses and working with the Honors College staff to advance the program. 

She is planning to attend law school.

About the Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award winners are the institution’s most outstanding graduates because of their leadership, scholarship and citizenship. Faculty, staff, advisers to student organizations, and other members of the campus community submit nominations for the prestigious awards.

All of the recipients have achieved excellent academic records and provided countless hours of service to the community, their classmates, campus organizations, their departments and colleges, and to Arkansas State University. A committee comprised of students, faculty, staff and previous Wilson Award recipients makes the final selections.