Ty Smith

Coordinator of Civic Life Appalachian Center for Civic Life

Ty grew up in Tazewell, VA, graduating from Tazewell High School in 2018. After high school, Ty received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Sociology from Emory & Henry College in 2022. Upon completing his time as a student at E&H, Ty moved to Johnson City, TN to serve as a Graduate Assistant at East Tennessee State University and begin his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. In 2023, Ty began full-time employment at ETSU where he assisted in programming for Access ETSU, one of ten inclusive higher education programs in Tennessee for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Ty is eager to be back at Emory & Henry serving as the Coordinator of Civic Life, he says “it feels like I’m at home, because I am.” 

Addtional Phone Number (cell)


East Tennessee State University - Johnson City, TN

M.Ed. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis - In Progress

Emory & Henry College - Emory, VA

B.A. Psychology

B.A. Sociology

I can help with:

  • Registering for Intentional Break Trips
  • Applying to Civic Leader Scholars 
  • Participating in Civic Engagement and Community Involvement
  • Stinger’s Supply Shelf
  • Learning more about Service Plunge

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” -Nelson Mandela

Contact Info

P.O. Box 947, Emory, Va. 24327


Appalachian Center for Civic Life (Collins House); First Floor