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Smith looks forward to new challenges at MCC

By By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
June 19, 2001
Meridian Community College has a new athletic director.
Michele Smith, who has served in that post for the last eight years, will be taking another position at the college. Hilary Allen, the women's basketball coach and associate dean, will assume the athletic director duties.
Smith will be director of the fitness center and division chair of the physical education department at MCC.
A native of Italy, Texas, Smith is a graduate of North Texas State University. She has been an educator since 1975. When she first moved to Meridian with her husband, Carey, she taught special education and then elementary school physical education at West Lauderdale.
Then in 1993, she was hired as the athletic director at MCC.
Smith has been with the program during some of its highest moments. The MCC Eagles have won national championships in track (2), soccer and slowpitch softball. The college's other teams have enjoyed similar success, all having made it to national tournaments.
Steve Swogetinsky is regional editor of The Meridian Star. Call him at 693-1551, ext. 3217, or e-mail him at sswogetinsky@themeridianstar.com.