Powhatan native honored by OSU

Dr. Laureen Smith of Columbus, formerly of Powhatan Point, has been selected as one of 100 Alumni Transformers in Nursing & Healthcare by The Ohio State University College of Nursing in its Centennial year. This recognition commemorates alumni of the college who have deeply impacted the profession of nursing and the healthcare system. Since completing their education at the college, these alumni have excelled in their respective fields and succeeded in living out the mission of the college: transforming health, transforming lives.

In honor of the colleges 100-year anniversary, these outstanding alumni transformers will be recognized at the Centennial Gala to be held March 29 at The Ohio Union in Columbus. Special recognition will be given to these 100 Alumni Transformers as attendees will hear about the notable achievements they have made.

Dr. Laureen (Hoffman) Smith resides in Columbus with her husband, Michael Smith. A graduate of St. John’s High School in Bellaire, and a graduate of Ohio State University in Nursing, she received her PhD from Michigan University.

Laureen and Michael are the parents of two children: Brittany Schuch and Geoffrey Smith. Laureen is the daughter of Owen and Delores Hoffman, formerly of Powhatan Point. They now reside at The Villages, Florida.