The MSU Alumni Association annually salutes the university’s most outstanding young alumnus. This award recognizes a young Bulldog graduate who excels in his or her personal and professional life, and who is committed to service for the university and in the local community.
Frankfurt, Germany native Ashley Pallotta Williams joins this group as MSU’s 2014 Outstanding Young Alumna. She received a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from Mississippi State in 2004 and later earned an MBA at the University of Alabama at Huntsville where she resides. She utilizes her undergraduate degree as a lead systems engineer for the EMARSS reconnaissance aircraft in the Program Executive Office of Aviation for the U.S. Army. She has been cited on several occasions for her work.
Williams served as president of the Huntsville/Decatur chapter of the MSU Alumni Association from 2013-2014 and she was the Young Alumni Chair for the chapter from 2009-2012. She plans to help the alumni association spread the MSU spirit across the globe for years to come.