DENMARK -- Five honorees were inducted into the inaugural class of the Young Alumni 10 Under 40 during the Voorhees College National Alumni Association Convention held June 9-11.
Dr. Michael A. Smith, Litany Lineberry, Megan Freeman, Monika Lamb and Maj. Tommie Williams were recognized at the convention’s 10 Under 40 program.
Smith graduated in 1999 as first honor graduate of Voorhees with a bachelor’s degree in biology pre-med and a minor in chemistry. He earned a doctoral degree in microbiology from Howard University and a medical degree in 2010 from the Medical University of South Carolina.
A native of Denmark, Smith is currently the director of the Hospitalist Medicine Program at Carolinas’ Hospital Systems in Marion.
He holds memberships in Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masonic Order, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and serves nationally on various medical boards and committees.
Lineberry, a 2012 graduate of Voorhees, earned bachelor’s and master's degrees in computer science from North Carolina A&T University.
A native of Augusta, Georgia, she is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at Mississippi State University where she serves as a graduate teaching assistant and lead instructor for the GenCyber grant.
Lineberry holds memberships in the Association for Computing Machinery, Order of Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Women in Cyber Security, Cyber Discovery Group, Voorhees College True Blue and White Alumni Alliance, Miles Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and Davidson Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Freeman, a 2013 graduate of Voorhees with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and master’s degree in leadership from South University, is a native of Denmark but grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is currently the director of communications and head cheerleading coach at Voorhees College.
She holds memberships in Public Relations Society of America, National Association of Black Journalists, Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business, Voorhees College National Alumni Association Midlands Chapter, Brookland Baptist Church (west campus) in Columbia and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
Lamb is a 1999 graduate of Voorhees with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and she earned a master’s degree in business administration from Phoenix University. A native of Opelousas, Louisiana, she is currently the president at Tri-City Visionaries in Columbia.
She holds membership in the Voorhees College National Alumni Association Midlands Chapter and the Disabled American Veterans Woodrow Wilson Chapter No. 4. In addition, Lamb volunteers for New Economic Beginnings Foundation, Juveniles Upholding Morales and Principles of Society, The Dagger Squad Business Group, S.C. Housing Trust Fund, The Gospel Hammer Housing Recovery Project and We Girlz Rock, to name a few.
Williams is a 1999 graduate of Voorhees with a bachelor’s degree in biology. A native of Johnston, he is currently a major for the United States Marine Corps. He was recently board-selected to attend the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, convening July 2017.
Williams is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. He is the recipient of the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Armed Forces Reserve Medals with one gold star.