Preston McWilliams (Alpha Upsilon–Mississippi ) was inducted into the the University of Mississippi’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony on April 14th at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts. Preston is one of ten seniors in the 2022-23 class of one of the highest honors given to Ole Miss studnets. Inductees were selected by a committee based on outstanding contributions in all aspects of campus life.
Preston McWilliams, a biomedical engineering major with a pre-med emphasis from Ridgeland, is a Brevard Scholar, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College member and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society member. He has served as president of the Columns Society and been active in Kappa Alpha Order, Ole Miss Ambassadors and as a disciple group leader for a cadre of Oxford High School boys.
McWilliams received the Interfraternity Council’s Emerging Leaders Scholarship and the Taylor Medal.
“My greatest accomplishment is receiving the Larry D. Ridgeway Award named after Vice Chancellor Emeritus Larry Ridgeway, who lives a life of humble service and integrity and inspired the founding principles of the Columns Society,” he said. “I am honored to receive the award because it was voted on by my peers and is an appraisal of constant commitment to service and consistent integrity through many situations.”