04.25.2014 Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation honors Williams Mullen Chairman Emeritus Julious P. Smith, Jr.
Press release from the Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation
Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation prides itself on reaching out to the vast community of the district’s graduates to learn about those who meet their definition of living legacy – an RPS alumna who is living an extraordinary life as an inspirational leader. At the Pride of RPS: Living Legacies Breakfast held on April 25, eight alumni were honored as family, friends, and the general public join in the celebration.
This is the third such commemoration and each year it is a festive combination of family pride, high school reunion, and a community in awe. Among the honorees was Julious P. Smith, Jr, Chairman Emeritus at the Williams Mullen Law Firm, who graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1961. He joined Williams Mullen as a young lawyer in 1968 and has been passionate about law for a long time. He’s pursued a second passion as well -- sports. He has coached high school football and also is a former Virginia State chairman for the United States Olympic Committee.
The Pride of RPS: Living Legacies Breakfast was created by Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation to recognize and applaud alumni of RPS who have great accomplishments both in their personal and professional lives. They are all grateful for the education and opportunities afforded by Richmond Public Schools and can easily correlate their success to those formative years.
“These individuals represent the phenomenal community of Richmond Public Schools alumni who are enriching the communities they touch and the world in which we live. We are delighted to showcase their experiences and their accomplishments. Their achievements are not only a tribute to their personal dedication and commitment to excellence, but to the wonderful academic foundation they received while attending Richmond Public Schools,” said Adele Johnson, Executive Director, Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation.