2002 Reasons to Believe Alumni Honor Roll

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Role models who give us Reasons to Believe in the power of education

Eric Williams

Washington High School — Class of 1986Eric Williams

Eric Williams' high school distributive education teacher, Rich Piper, gave him reasons to believe he could and should develop strong business and communication skills. Mr. Piper saw Eric's potential and pushed him to succeed. Eric responded and realized he could do whatever he wanted, if he tried hard enough.

In high school, Eric was voted president of his school's distributed education club. Today, Eric is manager and a Master Barber at Untouchable Concepts in Hair in Kansas City, Kan., where he has worked for the past 10 years. For his outstanding work and customer skills, he was voted Best Barber in 1997 by a hair-cutting association in the metro area.

He graduated from Washington High School in 1986 and enlisted in the Navy. After his discharge, he returned to Kansas City and took a job at Sprint. In 1994, Eric decided to become a barber, attended a professional hair cutting school, and received his certification the same year.

In his spare time, Eric volunteers his barber skills at the Wyandotte County Juvenile Center and serves as a Worshipful Master at his Masonic Lodge. He currently lives in Kansas City, Kan.