Spring 2022 Graduate Stories

Tykacchii Williams

Tykacchii Williams

Don’t Give Up

Graduate Tykacchii Williams Lost Everything in the Great Flood, but Refused to Give Up

Tykacchii Williams decided to continue her education at BRCC in 2018 after graduating from a four-year university in 2017. Williams heard about the programs BRCC offered through a cousin who previously attended BRCC after graduating from a four-year college. Williams’ desire to help people is what attracted her to the practical nursing program. She was working at a nursing home when she developed an interest in the nursing field at the encouragement of one of her clients. 

Williams was very committed to the program and commuted an hour and a half round-trip several times a week to attend classes. She enjoyed her experience at BRCC and credited her instructors for giving her detailed feedback on assignments and helping her to prepare for her clinicals. She performed excellently in her clinicals earning a perfect score on all assignments. Williams now plans to continue her studies in nursing to become a registered nurse. 

“It feels wonderful (to be a BRCC graduate) because I just didn’t give up,” said Williams. “I lost everything during the flood, but I refused to give up.”

Williams was selected to be part of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) an organization that recognizes the academic achievement of college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders. She said he enjoyed volunteering at the food drives and events giving back to the community. She was also part of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) organization, which is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. 

Her words of encouragement to incoming students are to communicate with your professors when you need additional help because they can be very beneficial in assisting you in getting back on track.