Alumna Credits “Grace” for Fourth Degree

Posted on January 12, 2022

Ashley Devon Smith in graduation regalia
“For me, grace is being enough as you are,” says Ashley Smith, who will receive a PhD in counseling and counselor education.

The G could stand for a lot of things in Ashley Smith’s life.

Take your pick: Gumption. Grief. Graduation.


That’s the one word Smith keeps coming back to as she describes her journey toward the doctoral degree she’ll receive in a few days from UNC Greensboro’s Department of Counseling and Educational Development.