SRTC Foundation recognizes Thomasville man as a Distinguished Alumnus

Submitted photoRoscoe Smith, a 2019 SRTC Distinguished Alumni Award winner,  is now the plant manager at Evoqua Water Technologies in Thomasville.

Recently, the Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) Foundation recognized the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award winners during the annual Dueling Pianos event in Moultrie. Roscoe Smith was one of honorees that evening. 

Smith earned an associate degree in administrative office technology from SRTC, which provided a springboard for his burgeoning career. He credits the flexibility of SRTC with allowing him to continue his full time job as a CNC machinist at Caterpillar while attending college and ultimately graduating with honors. 

“Southern Regional Technical College has laid a great foundation for both my personal and my professional career,” Smith said. “The flexibility of the institution allowed me to continue working full time while seeking a higher credential. Through my degree program, I learned several skills and concepts that I applied both on the job and in my everyday life at home.” 

Smith’s passion for learning did not stop when he earned his degree from SRTC. In 2009, he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. His determined nature, coupled with his persistent desire to learn, have served him well in his professional life. Smith is currently employed with Evoqua Water Technologies, where he soared through the ranks. 

“In October 2016, I was blessed to recruited by a great company, Evoqua Water Technologies for an inventory/warehouse manager role. I was quickly promoted to the supply chain manager,” Smith said. “I continued this role for over a year before accepting the plant manager position for the Thomasville facility. None of this would have been possible without my strong start at SRTC and the ever supportive and friendly staff there.”

Smith is now seeking a master’s of business administration with an emphasis in project and operations management at American Business and Technology University. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his enrollment. 

“The SRTC Foundation is excited to celebrate the success of our alumni. All of our graduates, and especially our 2019 Distinguished Alumni award winners, have worked hard to better themselves and make an impact in their fields,” said Jenny Dell, SRTC advancement director. “I would like to personally thank our recipients for representing the College through their professional and community endeavors, and for their continuing support of SRTC beyond graduation.”

The SRTC Alumni Association is comprised of former students and graduates from SRTC, Moultrie Technical College (MTC), Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC), and the former Bainbridge State College (BSC) technical division. For more information on SRTC’s Alumni Association, joining the association free of charge, or nominating a distinguished alumnus, please visit our website at, or contact the Institutional Advancement Office at (229) 225-3977.

SRTC offers over 155 degree, diploma, and certificate programs that are designed to get students quickly into a desired career, and 28 general education courses that transfer to the University System of Georgia institutions and 19 private colleges and universities in Georgia. SRTC has instructional sites located in Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth counties for the convenience of its students. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. 

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