William Chichester

Hometown: Warrenton, VA

high school: Fauquier

college: University of Virginia

MAJOR: Foreign Affairs

William Chichester, III is an experienced campus recruiting professional in the financial services industry and passionate, free-lance career & college admissions coach to students, parents and professionals. Active in the community, William led the Ron Brown Scholar Alumni Association for two years and served on several non-profit boards including the United Way of Central Carolina’s Community Investment Council, the Madison House Alumni Council, and the Advisory Board for Olympic Community of Schools. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and an alumni spokesman of the Sallie Mae Fund's Kids2College Program. On September 10, 2009, he appeared on BET for Viacom's "Get Schooled" initiative. In 2010, William won the StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellowship for his commitment to social change and a full-ride scholarship to participate in Middlebury College’s world renowned Arabic Summer Language Institute, alma mater of the late Secretary of Commerce Ronald H. Brown. In August 2010, he was awarded the Richard J. Riordan Fellowship, a program designed to educate, prepare, and motivate individuals to competitively apply and succeed in a top MBA program and a career in management.

A first generation college graduate, William holds a BA in Foreign Affairs & Middle East Studies from the University of Virginia where he earned approximately $100,000 in scholarships & grants, the Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) Fellowship and residency on The Lawn, one of UVA’s highest student honors. William also holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses and several human resources designations, including his PHR and CDR.

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