Albert F. Willis, Class of 2000

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Albert F. Willis, Class of 2000

Albert Willis graduated from UNH in December 2000. While at UNH he received his degree in Business Administration with a minor in African American Studies. During his time at UNH, Albert was a starting offensive lineman for the football team, receiving several post season honors for his play on the field. Off of the field, Albert was active both academically and socially. He served as co-president of “Minorities in Business” at the Whittemore School, helping to organize events to foster relationships between students of color and local business leaders. He was also a WSBE Peer Advisor and served on the WSBE dean selection committee as the lone student representative. Albert was active with the Diversity Support Coalition, serving as the Financial Officer his senior year. He received multiple community service awards from the diversity office and the “Buck Buchanan Distinguished Service Award” from the football program for his efforts on and off of campus. He also enjoyed the written and spoken word and took part in poetry shows aimed at promoting dialogue around diversity issues.

After graduation, Albert returned to Queens, New York where he was born and raised. Since graduation, Albert has had a successful sales career in the New York City area. During the past six years, he has worked in pharmaceutical sales for GlaxoSmithKline winning multiple performance awards. He has also managed to use this position to serve lower income communities in the Bronx and Queens by providing patient education through local hospitals and medical societies. He has continued his efforts to advance the discussion around diversity, serving on local and national advisory boards within GlaxoSmithKline to address diversity issues.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends and was just recently engaged.