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William R. Cathcart, Jr., BA, FNWC


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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Mr. William R. Cathcart, Jr., BA, FNWC

Mr. William R. Cathcart, Jr. is a Fellow of New Westminster College. He has an outstanding record of ethical leadership and is an accomplished journalist and public communications strategist with experience in a wide range of publishing and broadcast media and has been an adjunct professor of journalism at Tbilisi State University.

Mr. Cathcart’s career as a freelance writer began in Argentina and he subsequently traversed five continents with numerous articles published in a wide variety of media, including The Daily Beast, Anderson Cooper 360, The National Review Online, Georgian Journal, Humanevents.com, and the Buenos Aires Herald. He also covered the tumultuous political situation on scene in Zimbabwe in 2009, which was published on CNN.com.

In collaboration with the former First Lady of Georgia, Mr. Cathcart has become a leader in advocating for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients in the Caucasus region. A CF patient himself, he has was appointed by the Georgian Ministry of Health to represent the interests of CF patients, applying his extensive experience with the disease and its diagnosis mechanisms. His professional experience includes:

  • 2011 to present: Regional Director for Caucasus, Maybank International LLC
  • 2011: Managing Editor, Charleston Mercury
  • 2010-2011: Media Advisor to the President, Presidential Administration, Republic of Georgia
  • 2007-2010: Senior Reporter and Web Editor, Charleston Mercury
  • 2006-2007: Freelance Writer, Buenos Aires Herald
  • 2006-2007: Guest Lecturer, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Facultad de Lenguas
  • 2005-2006: Graphic Designer, Charleston Magazine

 Mr. Cathcart’s education include:

  • 2001-2005: Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing, Clemson University

 Mr. Cathcart’s honours and awards include:

  • 2014: Fellow, New Westminster College
  • 2013: Roaring 10 Award, Clemson University
  • 2009: Certificate of Appreciation for Extraordinary Service Above and Beyond the Normal Scope of Journalism, Washington Light Infantry
  • 2008: Distinguished Leadership Medal for Journalistic Excellence, United States Business Institute
  • 2005: Award for Creative Writing for Outstanding Achievement in Fiction Writing, English Department, Clemson University

As a Fellow of New Westminster College, Mr. William R. Cathcart, Jr. is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.