Smith receives Doctoral degree

Haley S. Smith, daughter of Rick and Judy Smith of Starkville, recently earned the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UAB and her Mississippi licensure.

A 2006 honor graduate of Starkville High School, Smith served as Starkville’s Miss Hospitality in 2009. She received her B.S. from Mississippi State University in 2009, where she was a member of Phi Mu and Bully’s Belles dance team and served as an MSU Diamond Girl.

Smith is the granddaughter of Jean McMurray Wallis and the late David W. McMurray of Starkville, and the late Homer and Lila Smith of Noxapater, Mississippi.

She is currently employed as a physical therapist at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Booneville, and resides in Tupelo, Mississippi.