Cathie Smith, 2009 NCMC Distinguished Alumni, has been nominated as a new member of the NCMC Foundation Board of Directors.
Cathie received an Associate in Arts degree from TJC/NCMC, a Bachelor of Science in Education from Truman State University, and a Master’s Degree from Northwest Missouri State University. Cathie, the former Mayor of Trenton, has served as Deputy Juvenile Officer for 19 years, Chief Juvenile Officer for ten years, and as the Founding Director of the North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center for five years. Cathie has been nominated to fill a three-year term on the Foundation Board which consists of 22 members from various communities in north central Missouri. It is expected Cathie will formally join the Board at the August meeting.
Cathie has been married to her husband, Sam for 48 years. They are the parents of Johnathan, a Federal Probation Patrol Officer in Kansas City and Dr. Christopher Smith, a teacher in Palm Springs, California. They are grandparents to one grandson, a 2016 graduate of Bishop LeBlond High School and one granddaughter, a junior at Bishop LeBlond High School.
Teresa J. Cross, Director of the NCMC Foundation, comments “The entire Smith family has a strong bond to NCMC with all four members of the family having attended NCMC. We look forward to having Cathie on our Foundation Board. She has connections with this college and has worked with many of the individuals on campus. She will be a strong asset to bring to the board with her knowledge and commitment.”