Dr. Norman C. Williams, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Norman C. Williams, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Endowment was formerly the Economics, Finance, and Marketing Faculty and Staff Scholarship Endowment. After the unexpected death of Dr. Norman Williams, the originator of the endowment, the faculty and staff of Tennessee Tech's Economics, Finance, and Marketing Department, requested the endowment be renamed in honor of Dr. Williams. Dr. Williams served as chairman of this department from 1990 until June 2000. In July 2000, he was appointed interim Dean of the College of Business Administration, when former Business Dean Robert Bell took office as President of TTU. Dr. Williams held this position until his death on September 5, 2000.
Dr. Williams joined the TTU business faculty in 1972, following teaching assignments at the University of Arkansas and Louisiana Tech University. At TTU, he taught finance, real estate, and insurance, and he was named director of the Division of Management Programs in 1976. He served as interim chairperson of the Department of the Economics, Finance, and Marketing for two years before being named to that position permanently in 1990.
Beyond his service at Tennessee Tech, Dr. Williams was known for his professional service to area businesses. He served as education advisor to the Upper Cumberland Chapter of the American Institute of Banking from 1995 until his death. He worked with a number of local attorneys and law firms, and he was a regional coordinator for real estate course offerings, coordinating pre-licensing and continuing education for real estate professionals in the Upper Cumberland. He was Region III representative of the American Institute of Banking, a member of the Financial Management Association, the MidSouth Academy of Economics and Finance and Beta Gamma Sigma. In addition, Dr. Williams was an avid fisherman and hunter.
Dr. Williams' family included his wife, Sue, two daughters and a son-in-law, Robin Cowan, and Charlotte and Mark Morton; and two beloved grandsons, Justin and Christopher Morton. Eight brothers and sisters also survived Dr. Williams.
Scholarships associated with Dr. Norman C. Williams, Jr. Memorial Scholarship