DENMARK — Dr. James H. Williams of Easley was inducted into the Voorhees College Alumni Hall of Fame on Nov. 13.
Induction activities included an award banquet, participation in the college’s homecoming parade on the following Saturday, recognition at the homecoming basketball game later that day, and dinner with the president of the college, Dr. Cleveland Sellers, and other honorees.
Williams attended Voorhees College and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology. After serving a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, Williams earned a master of education degree with a concentration in educational leadership from Clemson University, and both a master of divinity degree and a doctor of ministry degree from Erskine Theological Seminary.
Williams began his career as a science teacher in the Greenville County School District and served as assistant principal at Easley High School, director of the B. J. Skelton Career Center and district director of Adult, Community and Vocational Education.
Williams served at Tri-County Technical College in Pendleton as Business Division chairman, Assistant Dean of Instruction, Dean of Students and vice president of Student Affairs. Williams retired in 2006 from Tri-County Technical College as the vice president of Student Affairs.
Williams currently serves on the board of the Easley Housing Authority and the board of Stopping Hunger in Nearby Easley (S.H.I.N.E.) Soup Kitchen.
He is an ordained minister and currently serves as associate pastor of Easley Union Missionary Baptist Church in Easley.