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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

February 07, 2018

Chad Williams, former US Navy SEAL, speaks to students at College of the Ozarks

Chad Williams, former U.S. Navy SEAL, spoke at College of the Ozarks on Feb. 5 during a patriotic convocation for students.

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Chad Williams, former U.S. Navy SEAL, spoke at College of the Ozarks on Feb. 5 during a patriotic convocation for students.

With the goal of becoming a Navy SEAL, Williams entered basic underwater demolition SEAL training. Out of a class of 173 men that all vowed they would die before quitting, Williams was one of only 13 to make it to graduation day. Williams is a bestselling author and frequent guest on major news networks such as Fox News Channel, “Anderson Cooper 360,” “CNN News Room,” and more.

Williams reminded students that all will face adversity. He challenged students to use adversity as a means of motivation.

“Two years ago I read Williams’ book, ‘Seal of God,’ and I absolutely loved it,” said Brett Powell, sophomore business management major. “Having the opportunity to meet and listen to Mr. Williams was an amazing experience. Hearing his testimony of how his life was changed by the Lord was an amazing testimony of the power of God.”

For additional information, contact Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman at (417) 690-2212.

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


02.07.2018 – Lain McCanless



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