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Summers Ashton Smith

9029 Forest Lawn Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
615-948-5801
ssmit192@utk.edu

EDUCATION:

University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Knoxville, TN 37916

Degree: Pursuing a B.S. in Communication

Academic: GPA: 3.98/4.00

Major: Journalism and Electronic Media

Minors: Business Administration, Spanish

Community Leadership: Vice President of Finance, Public Relations Chairman and Academic Chairman for Sigma Phi Epsilon TN Alpha chapter, Corresponding Secretary for UT chapter of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society

Honor Society Membership: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International; the Golden Key International Honour Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society; Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society; Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Org; Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society

Expected Graduation Date: May 2014

Further Degree Pursuance: Jurisprudence Doctorate

University of Georgia, Costa Rica – San Luis de Monteverde, Costa Rica

Foreign Study: International Studies, Summer 2013

 

EXPERIENCE

Marty Blake & Associates, Inc.

January-May 2014

Journalism Intern

Writing stories for the NBA D-League, NBAE, and draft-related stories, developing content, researching, producing video.

Taylor Knight Attorneys at Law

December 2013

Legal Assistant

Researched, wrote legal documents, assisted in daily operations.

Sigma Phi Epsilon—Tennessee Alpha Chapter

May 2013-Present

V.P. of Finance

Budgeted finances in excess of $200,000, kept the books, ensured payment of dues and delegated expenditures.

January-May 2013

Academic Chair and Public Relations Chair

Managed the academic goals, standards and material of the fraternity, ensuring educational goals were met by fraternity members. Promoted the organization through Twitter, assisted in organization and staging of philanthropic events and wrote for the chapter magazine.

Nashville Civic Design Center

May-August 2012                                                                                                Nashville, TN

Intern

Promoted the projects of the non-profit think tank through written, audio and photographic media; organized media archives and assisted in daily operations.

Daily Beacon

January-April 2012                                                                                                Knoxville, TN

Columnist

Wrote a weekly column on a variety of topics for UT’s student-run newspaper.

Works published in The Daily Beacon.

Intern Sushi

November 2011-November 2012                                                                        Knoxville, TN

Campus Ambassador

Recruited users for the business-centered social media networking site.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Brother of Sigma Phi Epsilon, TN Alpha chapter.
  • Participates in volunteer work for Keep Knoxville Beautiful, Rebuilding Together: Nashville, Habitat for Humanity, the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, and the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
  • Ran in Buddy’s BBQ Race Against Cancer (Knoxville-November 2012)

Works published in The Tennessee Journalist.

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