(Augusta, GA) - Arthur Williams, a senior, business major with a marketing concentration from Atlanta, Ga. is a 2012 recipient of The National Black McDonald's Operators Association scholarship. Dr. Christine Crawford, director of operations/owner of seven McDonald's franchises presented Williams with the scholarship at reception held at the 1831 Georgia Avenue location in North Augusta, SC on Tuesday.
Williams is the first employee from any of Crawford's franchises to be awarded the $1,000 scholarship.
"This scholarship will be really helpful towards my collegiate education," he said. Williams is a full-time student, full-time employee and a commuter student.
Crawford attests to his hard working character and business prowess.
"Arthur is great. He's very much a gentleman and a scholar," said Crawford. "He started with us in February 2010 and within six months he was promoted to the position of shift manager."
Williams is actively involved at Paine College as a member of the Marketing Club, Business Club, Rotaract Club, International Students Association and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). He aspires to one day become an entertainment lawyer.
His experience at McDonald’s and knowledge acquisition from Paine has come full circle.
"As a business major, I'm able to apply what I learn at Paine to the work I perform here at McDonald's," Williams said.
Williams is preparing for his final semester at Paine College.
About the National Black McDonald's Operators Association
The National Black McDonald's Operators Association (NBMOA) is a self-help organization, established for the purpose of working together for the improvement and betterment of each and every African American McDonald's franchise owner, supplier, and African American society as a whole. It is the largest and most successful organization for African American franchisees in the country. Today, members of the NBMOA own nearly 1,300 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the United States, South Africa and the Caribbean with annual sales of membership exceeding $3 billion.
For more information about the National Black McDonald's Operators Association (NBMOA) visit http://www.nbmoa.org.
For more information, please contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at 706.396.7591 or 678.215.8576 or Ncarter@paine.edu.
Photo caption: From Left to Right: Delores Crawford, Arthur Williams and Christine Crawford