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Dr. Smith Named Nominee for NAACP Image Awards
Friday, January 13, 2012

Tennessee State University's Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services Dr. Johnnie Smith was recently announced as a literature nominee for the 43rd annual NAACP Image Awards. Fans are encouraged to visit the NAACP Image Awards Facebook page to give support for Dr. Smith.   

Dr. Smith's book titled "Succeed Indeed featuring Academic Boot Camp" is designed to assist at-risk school and college students to excel in the classroom. The book has proven to be effective when used in a group setting.

The book was presented as a model to the NCAA Leadership Team, helping Dr. Smith land a six month consulting contract.

Most recently, Dr. Smith was named an 'Outstanding Alumna' by the TSU National Alumni Associated.  She was also featured in the NACADA (National Academic Advising Association) Journal.

The NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.  A date and location for the 2012 NAACP Image Awards have yet to be announced.

Dr. Smith earned her Bachelor's degree from Austin Peay State University, her Master's degree from Murray State University and obtained her Doctorate from TSU.  She is a member of several national organizations, including a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, where she serves as Vice President of the Clarksville Alumnae Chapter. 

"Succeed Indeed featuring Academic Boot Camp" is now available at Austin Peay State University Bookstore, Tennessee State University Bookstore, Hastings Bookstore and Goodwill Industries.  To learn more about Dr. Smith's book, visit her website: