MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA)- Faulker University has named a nationally recognized doctor as its 2013 Alumnus of the Year.
Dr. Derrick Smith, who graduated in 2000, was recognized for his research work in helping improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired students. He is a current employee of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he serves as an assistant professor and researcher.
"Derrick embodies the mission and heart of Faulkner University. He has dedicated his career to service to others and has served those around him in extraordinary ways," said Adam Donaldson, Faulkner's director of alumni relations. " We are pleased to honor Derrick as this year's Alumnus of the Year."