Meet Terence C. Williams, February’s Staff Member of the Month

Terence Williams

Terence C. Williams, a property control auditor in Procurement Services, has been named Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for February. To help us get to know him better, he answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss.

IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?

Williams: Six years and 4 months.

IOM: What is your hometown?

Williams: Oxford. 

IOM: Talk about your favorite Ole Miss memory. 

Williams: My favorite memory of Ole Miss, with my few years of service, is the faculty-staff basketball game. Many fellow co-workers attempt to take the trophy home, but only one team prevails. While I haven’t won a trophy yet, it is loads of fun competing with other staff members from around campus.

IOM: What do you enjoy most about your position or the department in which you work?

Williams: I enjoy meeting and working with various different people around campus the most by conducting audits in almost every department at Ole Miss.

IOM: What do you like to do when you are not at work?

Wiliams: When I am not at work, I find pleasure in playing the drums at home, traveling and enjoying new adventures with my children on a daily basis.

IOM: What is one thing on your bucket list?

Williams: One of my bucket list adventures is to attend a Super Bowl as a fan while watching my favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, win it all. How Bout ‘Dem Cowboys!!!

IOM: What is your favorite movie?

Williams: I could go on and on with these, but if I had to pick just one, I would definitely say “Harlem Nights.”

IOM: What is your favorite Ole Miss tradition?

Williams: My favorite Ole Miss tradition is the Walk of Champions on football game day. It is very enthusiastic for the players and fans to get that interaction before the show starts for all home games.

IOM: What is a fun fact about you?

Williams: This is a tough one. Deep down inside, I tend to have more fun than my kids when we go to amusement parks. They tend to tell me all the time that I like to ride more roller coasters than they do. I am probably the biggest kid in my group when we go to different water/amusement parks in the summer.

IOM: If you could have lunch with anyone, alive or dead/fictional or real, who would it be and why?

Williams: If I could have lunch with one person, it would probably be Barack Obama. I would love to hear about some of his experiences of how he became the POTUS. I would also like to chat with him about what it took for him to make it to the position as president of our wonderful country.

IOM: What are three words you would use to describe yourself?

Williams: Patient, humble and kind.

IOM: If you could visit one time or place in world history (past, present, or future), what would it be?

Williams: My one place to visit would be the Egyptian pyramids to see the format and work that it took to build one of those prior to the technology that we have at our fingertips today.

IOM: If I could be an animal for a day I would be _____.

Williams: If I could be any animal, I would be an eagle to fly the skies as far as I could to see various different landscapes, countries and hidden areas that can only be viewed with a birds-eye view. I think that would be really intriguing.

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