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Jarrod D. Smith to speak at 2018-19 commencement ceremonies

Jarrod D. Smith to speak at 2018-19 commencement ceremonies

Tue Apr 30, 2019

Jarrod Smith

Brazosport College is pleased to welcome local attorney and professional auctioneer Jarrod D. Smith as its 2018-19 Spring Commencement speaker.

Brazosport College’s Spring Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 at the Dow Academic Center. Two commencement ceremonies will be held, the first at 10 a.m., followed by another ceremony at 2 p.m.

The 10 a.m. commencement is for Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) graduates, while the 2 p.m. commencement will be for Bachelor of Applied Technology (BAT), Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS) graduates.

Smith, who will deliver this year’s commencement address, is a lifelong resident of Brazoria County. He was raised in Danbury and attended the University of Houston-Clear Lake and Texas Southern University-School of Law. Smith was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2007 and began his law practice the same year, focusing on a wide range of legal issues, including real estate transactions. In 2008, Smith began working in the title insurance industry and now owns the fee attorney offices of Alamo Title in Angleton, Lake Jackson and Alvin.

Smith has used his talents as a professional auctioneer to help raise millions of dollars for local churches, schools, foundations and other non-profit organizations throughout the state.

He is also very active in his church and community. Smith is a past commissioner on the Emergency Services District #3 Board and a past member of Angleton’s Downtown Revitalization Committee. In 2012, he was named an “Unsung Hero” by “The Facts” newspaper for his efforts to give back to his community and, in 2016, he was recognized as a “Leader Under 40.” Smith was previously named “Young Philanthropist of the Year” by the Community Foundation of Brazoria County. In 2016, he was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Board of Directors for the Brazos River Authority

Smith is also a founding member of “Demi’s Difference,” a 501c3 charitable organization formed in honor of his daughter, Demi Smith, who passed away in 2014.

He is married to his wife of 14 years, Haley, and has twin 10-year-old daughters, Hannah and Madeline, two-year-old Sunny Faith and daughter in Heaven, Demi.

Smith will speak at both Brazosport College Commencement ceremonies.

For more information about Brazosport College’s Commencement ceremonies, visit www.brazosport.edu/commencement.