John T. Smith, IV expects to receive his Master of Liberal Arts with a concentration in English from Dallas Baptist University May 2018. Mr. Smith received his B.A. from the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas in 1994. His personal interests include volunteering in the community as a Meals on Wheels driver in Gregg County.
Smith is an active member of Fellowship Bible Church, a brother in the first, historically black Greek-letter fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a knight in the Order of Knights of Pythias-Lodge #26, a United States Chess Federation Tournament Organizer and USCF Affiliate #A6046505: Weapons of Choice and Silver Award Recipient teacher in the 2010 Irving Celebration of Excellence (I.C.E. Awards) in the Math/Science Category with T-STEM students at Jack E. Singley Academy, a U.S. News & World Report Top 100 U.S. High Schools 2010, 2011 and 2012.
John T. Smith, IV has established student chess clubs and/or teams for home school student enrichment and public school club and sponsored chess teams since 2008.
Chess sponsor and team coach commitments have earned Mr. Smith the integrity, trust and gratitude of several former students: young adults either currently enrolled or college graduates from many of the UT system satellite campus locations, including UT Arlington and UT Dallas.
John Smith IV's first published book is expected to be published in 2018, entitled "I shall wear a Crown."
By J. Smith IV
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