SoCon Announces Ted Smith as 2011 Distinguished Service Award Winner
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Southern Conference announced today the 12 recipients of the league's 2011 Distinguished Service Award. Each member institution selects an honoree based on that person's contribution to the institution. Each award winner will be honored for their contributions at the Southern Conference Honors Dinner in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, June 1st.
The Distinguished Service Award program was started in 2002 as a way for the Southern Conference to recognize those individuals from its member institutions who have contributed to all aspects of the university. This year's honorees include Mark Harrill (Appalachian State), Tomi Youngblood (College of Charleston), Jesse B. Jackson (The Citadel), Ben T. Vernon, Jr. (Davidson), Dr. and Mrs. W. Bryan Latham (Elon), Ray and Pat Ballew (Furman), Ted S. Smith (Georgia Southern), Lynne Agee (UNCG), Michael Rice (Samford), J. Lewis Card, Jr. (Chattanooga), Kevin and Lynn Stanberry (Western Carolina) and Harry Pinkney Williams, Jr. (Wofford).
A successful Georgia businessman in minerals, mining and land development, Smith serves on the Georgia Southern University Athletic Foundation Executive Board of Directors. Smith, whose youngest son attends GSU, has taken an active leadership role in heading the athletics department's $40 million capital campaign, which focuses on the funding of the proposed 50,000 square foot football operations center at Paulson Stadium.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Tuesday, 31 May 2011 10:01