Voorhees welcomes the inaugural class of Young Alumni 10 Under 40

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Voorhees welcomes the inaugural class of Young Alumni 10 Under 40

June 15, 2017

During the Voorhees College National Alumni Association Convention held June 9-11, five honorees were inducted into the inaugural class of the Young Alumni 10 Under 40. 

Dr. Michael A. Smith, Litany Lineberry, Megan Freeman, Monika Lamb, and Major Tommie Williams were recognized at the convention’s 10 Under 40 program.

Smith graduated in 1999 as first honor graduate of Voorhees with a bachelor’s degree in biology pre-med and a minor in chemistry. He earned a doctoral degree in microbiology from Howard University and a medical degree in 2010 from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Smith is a native of Denmark, S.C. and is currently the director of the Hospitalist Medicine Program at Carolinas’ Hospital Systems in Marion, S.C.

He holds memberships in Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masonic Order, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and serves nationally on various medical boards and committees.

Lineberry is a 2012 graduate of Voorhees with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and earned a master’s degree in computer science from North Carolina A&T University.

Lineberry, a native of Augusta, Ga. is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at Mississippi State University where she serves as a graduate teaching assistant, lead instructor for the GenCyber grant.

She holds memberships in the Association for Computing Machinery, Order of Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Women in Cyber Security, Cyber Discovery Group, Voorhees College True Blue and White Alumni Alliance, Miles Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and Davidson Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Freeman is a 2013 graduate of Voorhees with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and has earned a master’s degree in leadership from South University. Freeman is a native of Denmark, S.C. but grew up in Chapel Hill, N.C. She is currently the director of communications and head cheerleading coach at Voorhees College.

She holds memberships in Public Relations Society of America, National Association of Black Journalists, Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business, Voorhees College National Alumni Association Midlands Chapter, Brookland Baptist Church (west campus) in Columbia, S.C., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Lamb is a 1999 graduate of Voorhees with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and earned a master’s degree in business administration from Phoenix University. Lamb is a native of Opelousas, La. and is currently the president at Tri-City Visionaries in Columbia, S.C.

She holds membership in the Voorhees College National Alumni Association Midlands Chapter and the Disabled American Veterans Woodrow Wilson Chapter No. 4. In addition, she volunteers for New Economic Beginnings Foundation, Juveniles Upholding Morales and Principles of Society, The Dagger Squad Business Group, SC Housing Trust Fund, The Gospel Hammer Housing Recovery Project, and We Girlz Rock, to name a few.

Williams is a 1999 graduate of Voorhees with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Williams is a native of Johnston, S.C.  and is currently a major for the United States Marine Corps.  He was recently board-selected to attend the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, convening July 2017. 

He holds membership in Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. He is the recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medals with one gold star.

For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu.