Volume 4, No. 5
The Epic Story of the Fraternity at Penn State
Amy credits her Penn State experience and strong family ties with much of her success in a demanding, predominantly male profession.
Amy studied journalism while in school, but her first love was acting. The performance and pre sensation demands of appearing in numerous film class projects, and in starring role as Val in A Chorus Line production of 1989 were not only enjoyable, but were excellent training for professional radio. The pressures of deadlines and constant travel are very much like the pressures end deadlines of stage acting.
Although Amy spends long hours at the station or traipsing about the Central Pennsylvania countryside in search of news, she has always found time to spend in the community.
While at WKOK, Amy was a literary tutor to retarded children in the Sunbury area. In State College, she helps her Kappa Delta sorority sisters through the local Alumni Association.
Family ties are especially important to Amy, and she is very close to her parents, Rex and Joanne, her older sister, Ellen, and her young nephew Tamner, of whom she admits, "I spoil him!"
Her experience at WRSC has been a pleasant one, and she plans to stay there indefinitely. The only problem she's had so far has been one of "credibility."
"I have such a high voice!" Which is not true—Amy's is actually a pleasant mezzo-soprano. Amazingly, she thinks a "few gray hairs" will help people take the petite 24 year old Amy more seriously. Those who work with her disagree. One co- worker said she is "very competent and professional" and said he very much enjoys working with her.
In point-of-fact, The Lionhearted has learned that Amy is a very talented singer, an observation she downplays when asked. "I do want to sing in a country music band" she will finally tell us, when she can "find the time for it."
What is most important to this talented, up-and-coming, professional woman? Aside from her cat, Chuckers, Amy Williams would like to settle down and start a family someday.
Amy Williams, '89, makes us all Penn State Proud!
Penn State Alumni are found in the darndest places sometimes. I remember pub crawling in Boston a few years ago when, what to my wondering eyes did appear but a life-size JoePa holding a beer!
It seems there are a couple of enthusiastic Nittany Lions in Bean Town who opened a Penn State Pub-crammed with Penn State paraphernalia—but you don't need to look beyond our own backyard for Penn Staters who make us all proud.
Amy Williams is one those alumna. Amy, Penn State Class of 1989, is the news director for State College Radio Station WRSC-AM. Being a radio news director is a very demanding job, one which she has acquitted with panache for a year and-a-half. If you watch TV channel 6, Johnstown/Altoona, you'll also she her on the Centre County Report on Thursdays and Fridays.
Although she has been in the radio news business for a number of years, most notably as part of Sunbury's WKOK news team,
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