Attallah Smith Honored by Atlanta’s Women of Color Initiative – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

THE APARTMENTS – Atallah Smitha senior on the Georgia Tech women’s track and field team, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Impact Award from the Office of Minority Educational Development (OMED) in partnership with the Women of Color Initiative (WOCI) Atlanta Collaboration in the ‘Higher Education.

As an environmental engineering major, Smith has received consecutive Dean’s List honors since Fall 2020 and has been awarded the HOPE Scholarship for continued academic excellence.

On and off the track, Smith has shown leadership to her teammates and other student-athletes. She holds important positions in several organizations, including Chief of Staff on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Representative on the CCA Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Coordinator on the Diversity, Equity and inclusion of the GTAA, Treasurer and Committee Chair of Delta’s Xi Alpha Chapter. Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and founding member and vice president of the Georgia Tech NAACP chapter.

Smith also found time to dedicate himself to new educational experiences and to advocate for his peers. She was selected to represent Tech on the ACC Unity trip to Selma/Montgomery, Ala. last summer, during which participants had the opportunity to engage with key sites of the civil rights movement. In the spring of 2022, Smith traveled to Washington D.C. with other students to campaign for a reduction in student school loans and debt.

While at Tech, Smith demonstrated great leadership skills and fully embraced the role of student-athlete.

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