Wednesday, January 7, 2015

AT&T Mississippi Honors Jeff Smith With $10,000 Donation To EMCC

Pictured at the donation presentation Dec. 16 at Smith’s law office in Columbus are EMCC Golden Triangle campus Vice President Dr. Paul Miller, Jeff Smith and C.D. Smith, regional director for AT&T Mississippi.

Columbus– AT&T Mississippi donated $10,000 to East Mississippi Community College in December in honor of State Rep. Jeff Smith, EMCC 2014 Alumnus of the Year, and his efforts to improve economic development in the Golden Triangle and Mississippi. 

“We congratulate Representative Smith on his recent recognition at EMCC and appreciate his outstanding leadership in the Mississippi legislature,” said C.D. Smith, regional director for AT&T Mississippi.

Jeff Smith accepted his Alumnus of the Year award Oct. 4 at Sullivan-Windham Field in Scooba during halftime of EMCC’s Homecoming game against Jones County Junior College. AT&T Mississippi originally intended to make the donation during the fall, but scheduling conflicts pushed the donation presentation to Dec. 16 at Smith’s law office in Columbus.

EMCC Golden Triangle campus Vice President Dr. Paul Miller was on hand to accept the donation, which will fund manufacturing training at EMCC campuses.

“We’d like to extend our deepest appreciation to AT&T Mississippi for its generosity at a crucial moment in the development of manufacturing in and around the Golden Triangle area, as well as Representative Smith for exemplifying the potential of EMCC graduates to impact their communities at the highest levels,” said Miller.