DALLAS TWP. - Patrick Smith, son of Patrick and Grace Smith of McAdoo, recently graduated from Misericordia University.
He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, a second major in elementary education, secondary education certification, and a social studies minor.
While at Misericordia, Patrick was involved in several extracurricular activities. He was a member of the Sexual Assault Peer Educators, Peer Advocates, Education Club, Campus Ministry and served as a peer tutor. He was a four-year member of the Misericordia University History Club, serving as the secretary his junior year and as president his senior year. Patrick also held several martial arts and self-defense classes at the school for students. He was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the History National Honor Society, and Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, and was elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
At graduation, Patrick received the Misericordia University Service Learning Award for outstanding service to the university and community. He also received the Professor Donald Frees Award for excellence in the field of history. He has accepted a teaching position at Marian Catholic High School.
Patrick is the grandson of Lawrence and Rose Marie Patton of McAdoo and the late Joseph and Virginia Smith of Forty Fort.