Voorhees faculty member receives a teaching award


Voorhees faculty member receives a teaching award

October 05, 2018

Denmark SC- Voorhees College Assistant Professor of Speech, Lionnell Smith, was recently presented the 2018 Monica Pombo Early Career Teaching Award at the Carolina Communications Association Conference (CCA).  

This award honors Carolinas Communication Association members who demonstrate teaching excellence early in their careers. The awardee must teach courses in a communication discipline and have taught for at least three years no more than five.

Smith, is known for research and presenting throughout his teaching career, has dedicated his efforts from his research into the classroom. “I’m honored to have received this award and be recognized by the association,” Smith said. 

The award was presented by Smith’s colleague Jayme Braford -Kinard, assistant professor of mass communication and coordinator. “I was extremely honored to present professor Smith, my Voorhees colleague and former mass communication student, with this prestigious award. This honor was well deserved,” Bradford-Kinard said.

Smith has been teaching for six years and is in his fifth year at Voorhees. He is a member of Carolinas Communication Association and led a panel titled “Vibranum Velocity: Accelerating a Redefined Perception of Black Culture” at the 2018 CCA Conference last weekend in Charlotte, N.C.