S. June Smith
S. June Smith received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Temple University. She joined the Millersville faculty in 1931, where she shared her passion for the education of children. During her career at Millersville, S. June Smith spearheaded the development of diagnostic assessment and learning strategies for special needs children. She went on to found the Clinic for Exceptional Children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. After retiring from Millersville, Smith became the first psychologist for the Lancaster County school district and later spearheaded the development team for IU13. Smith earned her Master’s degree from Columbia Teacher’s College and her Ph.D. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University in 1945.
S. June Smith served as a National Officer of Alpha Sigma Alpha and was an alumna of the Kappa Kappa chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Dr. S. June Smith was given a Recognition of Eminence award by Alpha Sigma Alpha national sorority in 1988 for her work with special needs children. The S. June Smith Center was adopted as one of four national philanthropies of Alpha Sigma Alpha in 1990. The Millersville University collegiate chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha, the Epsilon Kappa chapter, honors S. June Smith each year with an award in her namesake.
Photographs courtesey of Alpha Sigma Alpha