Summers Ashton Smith
9029 Forest Lawn Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
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
Marty Blake & Associates, Inc.
Writing stories for the NBA D-League, NBAE, and draft-related stories, developing content, researching, producing video.
Taylor Knight Attorneys at Law
Researched, wrote legal documents, assisted in daily operations.
Sigma Phi Epsilon—Tennessee Alpha Chapter
V.P. of Finance
Budgeted finances in excess of $200,000, kept the books, ensured payment of dues and delegated expenditures.
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
Promoted the projects of the non-profit think tank through written, audio and photographic media; organized media archives and assisted in daily operations.
January-April 2012 Knoxville, TN
Wrote a weekly column on a variety of topics for UT’s student-run newspaper.
November 2011-November 2012 Knoxville, TN
Recruited users for the business-centered social media networking site.
- 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)