Meet Marcus Williams ’21

Our Standout Student for Summer 2019

Name: Marcus Williams
Major: Political Science
Graduation date: May 2021
Hometown: Waukesha, Wis.

Organizations and activities:

  • Student Government Association representative
  • Black Student Union (BSU) member
  • M.O.D. (Men of Distinction) member
  • St. Norbert football (two years)


Scholarships and awards:

  • John F. Kennedy Scholarship
  • Multicultural Leadership Award


How I feel about my involvement in campus life:

I feel that my involvement on campus has made me a more rounded person and has better prepared me for the working world. Being a part of the BSU has taught me how to fight for equality and justice, and has also taught me patience. M.O.D. (a mentoring and support program for multicultural male students) has taught me to be a better person, friend and brother to those around me. It challenges me and everyone to be a better version of ourselves.

Plans for the future:

When I graduate I plan on working with disadvantaged youth. I strongly believe that children are the future and they should all be awarded the opportunity to chase their dreams.

What I’ll remember most about SNC:

What I will remember most are people like Ms. Paula (Verheyen), who remembers everyone’s names at the Caf and always greets us with smiles, and Father Mike (Brennan), who always listens when I have a bad day. These people and many others always try to show what communio means, not only by their words but by their actions.

People would be surprised if they knew:

Everyone knows that I am personable and loud and energetic. However, most people don’t know that deep down I am very introverted and enjoy being alone or hanging with close friends.