Brittney Williams, daughter of Gary and Lou Collins, was raised in Jenkins, Kentucky, along with her sister, Sabrina. She currently resides with her husband, Lance, and her son, Jamison, in Mallie, Kentucky.
In 2013, Brittney became the first in her family to graduate from college, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Alice Lloyd College. Brittney went on to attain her Master’s in Business Administration through the University of the Cumberlands. Currently, she is employed with Appalachian Regional Healthcare, as a Cancer Screening Navigator. Brittney recently had the opportunity to develop and implement a community outreach program that will ensure a “real world deliverable” to build organizational and community capacity through the Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky. She feels privileged to have had the opportunity to refine her leadership skills and have a chance to improve the quality of life in Appalachia.
Brittney developed a relationship with her employer through an internship she participated in as a student at ALC. That one internship substantially impacted her career path. She also believes that ALC enriched her level of care and compassion for others through numerous outreach projects. One project that left a lasting impression was with Courage Kenny Kids, which allowed her to witness the joy and gratefulness expressed by the children receiving gifts.
As a student, Brittney was a member of the cheer squad for four years and was named Miss ALC. In her senior year, she was awarded “Most Outstanding Business Administration Student.” Brittney’s first student work assignment was in the ALC Craft Shop where she wrapped gifts and made ornaments as part of Alice Lloyd College’s Christmas Pretties program. She was later chosen as a teacher’s assistant for Accounting Professor Dr. Jerry Wayne Slone where the experience not only enhanced her knowledge of Business and Accounting but also taught her about diversity and thinking critically.
Brittney’s time at ALC allowed her to develop heartwarming friendships which made her time at college easier. She believes the most monumental part of her educational experience was the unique personal guidance and genuine concern she received from her professors for which she is abundantly thankful. Upon reflection, Brittney appreciates how much Alice Lloyd College shaped and affected her life. Her time at ALC empowered her and taught her many lessons that she wants to advise current students on, which is: “Never give up on your dreams! Always strive to do better for yourself and your family. Keep God with you and always trust in Him to lead you in the right direction.” ALC became everything to Brittney. She believes she grew substantially in her four years on campus and developed many life-long friendships along the way. Brittney’s college experience cultivated her into an impactful leader, and she continues to give back to her community by making a difference in the lives of others every day.