Owen Williams, '05
Owen Williams, ’05, was a transfer student who spent two and a half years as a Muskie. He enrolled after his mom, Mary Williams, started working at the campus library. As a result, he says, “I didn’t know much about Muskingum before started classes and did not know what to expect. After having started college at a much larger school, it was so refreshing to feel like I was part of a community instead of feeling like a number in a database.”
Williams, an art major, married a fellow Muskie and, after a couple of years living in Columbus, Ohio, now works as a graphic designer in the marketing department at Quanex Building Products. He previously worked for print shops, a book publisher, a hospital and a newspaper.
Williams says, “I think attending Muskingum helped give me a lot of confidence in my abilities to forge a career for myself. The encouragement and assistance I received, along with my training and coursework helped me decide that graphic design was something I felt I could pursue outside of the standard options available to an art major. I'm glad to hear that Muskingum has since expanded their course offerings in digital media and design; it was much more limited when I was a student.”
For Williams, the highlights of his Muskingum career are not difficult to name: “The guidance and genuine care I received from my professors was invaluable. However, meeting my wife was the best part by far.” Williams and his wife now have two daughters.