OPELIKA, AL - Scottie Smith, a welding instructor at Southern Union State Community College, has been awarded the District 9 Educator of the Year Award for 2009-2010 by the American Welding Society.
The American Welding Society chooses an outstanding welding educator from each of the 22 districts through the country. District 9 includes Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the pan handle of Florida.
Mr. Smith is nominated for National Welding Educator of the Year.
He's been teaching plate welding at Southern Union since 2009.