An alumnus from the Mississippi Gamma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon has been named one of nine inaugural recipients of the Pillar of Fraternity & Sorority Life Award at the University of Mississippi.

Nominations began in November and were accepted until January 15.

Charlie Williams, Ole Miss ’66, has been recognized for the award for his contributions to the Greek community at Ole Miss.

He’s now retired and living in Oxford and is the Mississippi Gamma Chapter Advisor. Williams’ commitment to community engagement, success in his career, and dedication to fraternity and sorority life stood out among many participants that ultimately lead him this honor.

“It’s been a very rewarding opportunity for me and an opportunity to give back to the chapter,” Williams said. “Several people have been chosen this first year. I was nominated and I appreciate it very much. To the members and the alumni who recommended me too, I’m honored and I appreciate very much the confidence in those who considered me.”

Williams will receive the award this September at The Inn on Ole Miss’s campus.