International Who's Who of Public Service
Hazel Roberta Campbell Smith


Who's Who Historical Society has recognized Hazel C. Smith as one of its newest members to the 2001 International Who's Who of Public Service, having demonstrated exemplary achievement and distinguished contributions to the business and non-profit community. The Who's Who Historical Society has been documenting biographies and recognizing public servants since 1928. Mrs. Smith has served as Executive Director of the Hampton County Literacy Council since October 1995. She directs the work of the staff including hiring and training new staff members. She utilizes her expertise in the non-profit area to oversee the tutoring of individuals to guarantee they receive the necessary information. She writes grants and monitors spending of funds received from these grants. As Executive Director, she acts as liaison between the program, the SC State Department of Education Office of Community Education, and the community to ensure everyone is kept up to date on the happening in all areas. Mrs. Smith enjoys the success of her present position, and plans to continue seeking new means for and methods of learning for the Council's clients. Other Career Steps for Mrs. Smith: Continuing Education instructor for Technical College of the Lowcountry (1999 to present math and computer), Hampton County United Way Coordinator since January 2000, and Work Place Instructor for the Hampton County Literacy Council (1994-1996). Other associations and accomplishments: represents the Literacy Council in the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Hampton Rotary Club; serves on the Low Country Workforce Investment Board, Chairman of the Hampton County Education Strategic Planning Task Force, worked with the South Carolina Baptist Convention to begin ABC Regional Hispanic Ministries and has volunteered her services as secretary and treasurer of the ministry since 1992; Missions Development Consultant of Allendale-Hampton Baptist Association 1991-present; Woman's Missionary Union Director of Allendale-Hampton Baptist Association 1986-1991, volunteer tutor and tutor trainer for the Literacy Council 1993-1995. She is an active member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Early Branch, where she serves as Woman's Missionary Union Director and pianist. She enjoys writing, genealogy research and computer technology. Her first book "From Under the Trees", the history of Mount Olive, was printed in 1992 and is she completing the first book of a series, "Southern Genealogy Branches", Volume I, The Howell Generations.

Hampton County Rotarian of the Year 2001-2002
Rotary Club Secretary 2002-2003
Rotary Club President Elect 2003-2004

Other Information:
Birthplace: Montmorenci, Aiken County, SC
Member of the Aiken-Barnwell Genealogical Society
The gggg Granddaughter of Carson Howell and James Keel listed in the Southern Genealogy Branches Library