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Helen B. Williams - 65 Years of Service

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Celebrating 65 years of service with Extension, Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth of Virginia

Helen B. Williams is celebrating her 65th service anniversary at the Amherst County Extension Office. With no plans to retire anytime soon, she has earned the distinction of being the longest serving employee with Extension and Virginia Tech.

Those who have called or walked into the Amherst Extension office have been greeted by Helen’s warm and cheerful smile over the years. In fact, many of us have admittedly called her just to lift up our day! Her dedication and service to the only community she’s ever lived in has been her life’s work. She always says it’s all about the people and especially the children. 

A Hokie at heart and Virginia Tech football fan, Helen has spent her life embodying Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)To honor her commitment, dedication and service to our land grant mission, we are establishing the Helen B. Williams Excellence Fund for Amherst Extension. Funds generated from the endowment will support camperships for 4-H youth and provide programmatic support for improving the well-being of those in the Amherst community in perpetuity

Celebrate this extraordinary milestone anniversary and honor Helen with a gift to the Helen B. Williams Excellence Endowment for Amherst Extension. Together we are making a difference!

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She's a Gem - Silver

25 years is considered a long service award, but Helen was just getting started! “It all comes down to really fantastic people who are a joy to work with,” said Williams.


She's a Gem - Ruby

Making the best better! “I believe I live the 4-H motto, ‘always make the best better’,” said Williams.


She's a Gem - Sapphire

Celebrate 65 years of outstanding achievement and dedication! Framed certificates line the walls of the Amherst Extension office with awards from the Alpha Gamma Chapter, Virginia Tech and Extension for outstanding achievement and for outstanding contributions from 4-H and the Central Virginia Livestock Show and Sale. While the recognition is meaningful, Helen feels her purpose is to serve others.



Celebrate Helen and 100 years of women at Virginia Tech!



Celebrate Helen, Virginia Tech’s Sesquicentennial and an investment in the future of Extension programs in Amherst County in her honor.


Ut Prosim

It’s about the children in her community and service to others, Helen says. “She lives our land grant mission of service to our community everyday” Kevin C. Irvin, Senior Extension Agent for the Amherst Extension office.

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