Katie Williams joined the Office of Admission in July 2011 after spending a year in Mons, Belgium on a Fulbright Grant, teaching American Culture and Interpretation courses at the University of Mons. Originally from Kent, Ohio, she attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she received her B.A. in French in 2010. While in college, Katie played flute in the campus band, participated in the student-run dance group, and worked as a French Language Teaching Assistant and as an Admissions Office Student Worker. She also studied abroad twice, in Paris, France, and Bamako, Mali, and thus appreciates K’s emphasis on international experience as an integral component of the 4-year college experience. Katie has joined the Alliance Française of Kalamazoo, to continue practicing her language skills, and is also a member of the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC). She enjoys traveling, writing, spending time with friends, and exploring the many restaurants and shops of downtown Kalamazoo.
Favorite college memory: “Studying abroad in Mali was one of the highlights of my college career.”
What makes Kalamazoo College Zoonique? “At K, students are able to explore multiple, seemingly disparate, interests and experiences in a meaningful, cohesive way that allows them to shape their educational experience so that it aligns with their post-graduate goals. The freedom that students have to grow, both academically and socially, in this way, sets K apart!”
Advice for prospective students: “When visiting colleges, be sure to sit in on a class and spend the night on campus! There’s no better way to learn about the character of a school than by adopting the routine of a student for a day or two.”