A Letter from the Family of Dr. Patrick Smith

The family of Dr. Patrick Smith wishes to thank the ABAC at Bainbridge faculty and staff for the beautiful service to celebrate Patrick’s life. Thank you to those who attended the service and for the cards, flowers, words of comfort, and prayers. A special thank you to Dr. Michael Kirkland, Joan Simpson, Ridge Harper, Wynton Hall, Elizabeth Stewart Roark, Dr. Emily Dowd-Arrow, and Dr. David Nelson for the beautiful tributes to our beloved Patrick and to the Reverend Frederick Buechner and the Reverend Leslie Dellenbarger of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

God Bless you all,

Mother Martha Smith, sons Matthew and Eric, brother Matt, life partner Tricia, and Dan


The Dr. Patrick Smith Memorial Scholarship has been established in Patrick’s name for those pursuing a four-year English degree. Contributions can be made to the Bainbridge State College Foundation, P.O. Box 990, Bainbridge, GA 39818. Memo: Dr. Patrick Smith

Qualifications for students wishing to apply for the scholarship:

  • Full or part-time student
  • Enrolled in the BS: Writing and Communications major
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Must attend the ABAC at Bainbridge campus

Note: The Dr. Patrick Smith Memorial Scholarship application will open Spring 2019.


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