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Katie Wall Smith – Employee & Alumni Spotlight

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Katie Wall Smith has been a Student Success Advisor at Surry Community College for two years.

She began her career at the college as an administrative assistant in Student Services from March 2017 to June 2018. Previously, she was a front desk staff member at the Armfield Civic and Recreation Center.

“I discovered an open position at Surry Community College from Sabrina Terry, and I took a leap and applied. From the moment I started working in Student Services, the staff and faculty made me feel like family. I want to work here, because I want to help the community better themselves in not only their education, but their personal lives,” she said.

Smith has a bachelor of science in Human Services from Gardner-Webb University, as well as a bachelor of science in Criminal Justice, also from Gardner-Webb University. She began her college education at Surry Community College as a transfer student.

Smith enjoys working with students at SCC and touts the benefits of attending a local community college.

“I, 100 percent, recommend Surry Community College to future students because you can save a ton of money prior to transferring out to a four-year university. I started at SCC after I graduated high school, and I would not change that decision for anything,” she said.

Smith recently got married to Hunter in October 2019, and they live in Siloam. They have an adorable puppy named Mollie.

“Outside of work, I love spending my time with family and friends. My brother and sister-in-law had their first baby, and I am head over hills in love with my nephew,” she said.

Reach out to Katie Wall Smith at (336) 386-3370 or smithke@surry.edu.

– Fun Facts About Katie Wall –

Mentors:

I look up to both of my parents because they have always shown interest in what happens in my life. They have never failed to make me feel loved and appreciated in everything I do.

Favorite Reading Material:

I have recently started reading books by Rachel Hollis. I love looking at home improvement magazines, and I am obsessed with Pinterest!

Top Movie:

I cannot pick just one!

Favorite TV Shows:

Law & Order - SVU, The Office, Hart of Dixie

Favorite Phone Apps:

Pinterest, Pandora and Instagram

Favorite Foods/Meals:

Spaghetti, tacos and onion rings

Favorite Place:

I love being anywhere with salty air and sand!

Favorite Holiday:

My favorite holiday is Christmas - I love having family around and Christmas lights.

Music:

I listen to lots of genres, but my favorite would be country. I love Thomas Rhett.

Fun Trips:

I recently took my first trip to the Dominican Republic for my honeymoon. We absolutely loved it there and plan to go back!

Favorite Quote:

"Whoever is happy will make others happy too." -Anne Frank

Pets:

Dog - Shih Tzu named Mollie

Something That Not Many People Know About Me:

I am outgoing and will talk to anyone, but have extroverted tendencies and love to be alone at times.

Hobby:

Shopping

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