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Dr. Ron Williamson: Talks About Going From Marion, SC to Clemson University.

Updated: Sep 20, 2020

Dr. Ron Williamson:Virtual Guest Speaker Talks to Fox84 Initiative for Boys Mentorship group about attending Clemson University.

Dr. Williamson currently lives in Atlanta Ga and is a graduate of C.A. Johnson High School, in Columbia, SC but hails from Marion, SC. He is the Chief Medical Officer at Podiatry Care of Georgia. A proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. he graduated from Clemson University, with additional studies at Podiatric Medicine & Surgery at Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, and Podiatry at UT Health San Antonio

What it's like to be a Clemson University student

"Clemson is one of the most productive public research universities in the nation and one of the best options for anyone seeking post-secondary education. From the campus landscape to the vast educational resources, Clemson University is an educational experience second to none."

These are the words of Dr. Ron Williamson, Chief Medical Officer at Podiatry Care of Georgia, and proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. at Clemson University. Dr. Williamson always knew that he wanted to pursue a career as a physician. So, he started his journey with a major in Biological Sciences at Clemson, which he knew would be the right path to accomplish his dream.

We were honored to have Dr. Williamson as a virtual guest speaker, where we asked him a few questions about getting into Clemson, campus life, and the best activities for students based on his experience.

Clemson University offers its students countless possibilities when it comes to activities and organizations.

Dr. Williamson told us that one of the things he loved most about Clemson was having classmates who shared similar experiences to his. Becoming involved not only in the classroom but also in campus activities helped to shape his personality and guide his career path. Thanks to its wide array of facilities, Clemson University offers its students countless possibilities when it comes to activities and organizations. This variety of options gave Dr. Williamson the chance to get involved in activities with people who shared his interests, something that he remembers fondly.

Nothing can be perfect, though, and we asked Dr. Williamson what his worst experience at Clemson had been. The answer took us back to his early days as a student. When he came to the campus as a freshman, he unexpectedly found out that the university had not assigned him any campus housing. Fortunately, Clemson made special provisions for him, and he was able to solve the misunderstanding exceptionally quickly. Although his first impression of the university was not the best, this experience did not discourage him, and he finished his degree feeling proud to have been a Clemson alumnus.

When asked for advice for those interested in joining Clemson, Dr. Williamson summed it up in one word: focus. For him, young people must know the reasons why they are making this decision. Also, once inside the campus, students should make the most of it and enjoy the unique experience.

Like Dr. Williamson, many Clemson alumni remember their days as students with a smile. They believe that both academically and personally, their experience as Clemson alumni helped shape them into the people they are today.

At Clemson:

At Clemson University, you will find the best campus life and education, which will allow you to start your career in the best possible way. If you don't want to miss the opportunity to have an unparalleled experience that will mark your life forever, Clemson University could be the place for you.

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