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2010 Alumnus of the Year - Williams "Bill" Overstreet

Overstreet grew up in Jefferson County and after high school, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and earned two meritorious promotions and two service medals. When he was discharged, he wanted to increase his knowledge and improve his quality of life. Jefferson College provided the bridge that he needed to let him fulfill his wish and dream of a college education.

"I want to be the example that I want to see reflected in others," said Overstreet.

Overstreet graduated from Jefferson College in 1978 and went on to earn a bachelor's degree from St. Louis University. He then went to work for AT&T and worked there until his retirement. While there, he received recognition and accolades for leadership and outstanding customer service. He also chaired the company's safety committee and led fundraising and community service projects, including work with Junior Achievement, United Way, Old Newsboys, and the United Negro College Fund.

William "Bill" OverstreetService to others is a theme that ran throughout his life. He became involved in grassroots organizing at an early age. His goal was to serve his community and country, and he especially enjoyed shaping the lives of young people in order to shape our future. Overstreet was president of Concerned Parents of Jefferson County, and a member of the Jefferson College Foundation and Bridges Across Racial Polarization. He did volunteer work for the Jefferson County Rescue Mission, Experience Jefferson County, Jefferson County Health Department, Mount Zion Cemetery, and Oasis. His efforts led to his being given the Spirit of Service award by the Giving Something Back to the Community organization and the Drum Major award by the Cultural Diversity Committee.

He lived in Crystal City and felt privileged that his efforts were supported by his family. He said that Jefferson College played an integral role in the quality of his life and his way of life.



 
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