May 03, 2019
Miss Tennessee Christine Williamson

Christine Williamson was awarded the opportunity of a lifetime when she was crowned Miss Tennessee on June 23, 2018, at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, Tennessee. As Miss Tennessee, FTB Advisors sponsors Christine as she serves as the Governor’s Official Spokesperson for Character Education and travels over 80,000 miles speaking to 50,000 schoolchildren about Character Education. Throughout her year of travels, Christine also serves as Tennessee’s Goodwill Ambassador for the five Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals across the state. She also holds positions as a National Spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association, an Ambassador for the Tennessee Brain Games in partnership with the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, Honorary Board Member of the Tennessee Respite Coalition Board of Directors, Official Friends of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Board Intern and as Volunteer Tennessee’s Honorary Board Chair.


Christine is a 23-year-old Graduate Student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Business, pursuing her Master’s Degree, as well as an additional certification in Data Analytics. She was honored with the UTC Chancellor’s Outstanding Service Award for outstanding academics and service this past summer.  Christine is not only a member of the UTC Graduate Student Association, but also serves as Public Relations Chairman.  Christine is a graduate of The University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism, with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Political Science.  She was on the University of Mississippi’s Dean’s List, was a Founding Member of the Anti-Sexual Assault Organization, was a student member of the lobbying group AiM as well as an iSTAART student member.  


Christine has been awarded over $49,000 in college scholarships from her participation in the Miss Tennessee program.  She received the coveted Miss Tennessee Quality of Life Award in 2018, and was also a Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness Winner and also a Preliminary Talent Winner as she captured the Miss Tennessee crown.  Additionally, Christine achieved the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Medals. and was Thanks to these scholarships from the Miss Tennessee Organizations, Christine was able to graduate debt-free from the University of Mississippi and is now able to complete her Master’s Degree and PhD!