Accounting student Katherine Smith was the first Aggie honored by the Texas Conference for Women. At the annual event in Austin, Smith was recognized as the conference’s sole scholarship recipient for business.

Overcoming many challenges throughout her life, Smith says she has developed a determination to embrace differences and balance social inequalities. Not only is Smith working toward her BBA in accounting, but she is also earning a bachelor’s in agricultural education.

The Texas Conference for Women was created to serve as a statewide forum, which would both educate and inspire women in the state. Each year, the conference provides a $5,000 scholarship to a woman studying at one of the state’s institutions of higher education. Recipients are chosen in each of the following career categories: arts, business, education, math and science, nursing and public service.

For more information, please visit the Texas Conference for Women.