Dr. Schmoke has spent 18 years in industry and 19 years in education where he has worked as a coach, electronics engineer, business owner, college professor, Program Dean, Associate Provost, and currently as the Executive Director of the Carroll Campus at West Georgia Technical College. His heart and passion to serve others can be seen from his volunteer work in his church as a Christian Education leader and a Trustee, the Heard County Chamber Board of Directors, various committees he serves on for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, and as IT director and Advisory Board member of Every Woman Works, Inc., a non-profit that helps train and place women in jobs that are transitioning from prison, welfare, or drug dependency. His behind the scenes work advising mentoring, and providing advocacy for student athletes at West Georgia Technical college has helped a number of young men and women move on to successful athletic and academic careers at four-year colleges. He serves the college as co-director of ACE, an academic advising, counseling, mentoring, and social support program for students attending West Georgia Technical College. He also serves the college as a Title IX civil rights investigator.
Dr. Schmoke’s research on the challenges that students from low socioeconomic backgrounds have completing college helps provide the fuel that drives his community service efforts. His desire to fix anything (equipment, processes, or people) that is broken and “get it done” attitude and work ethic makes him a willing resource for the organizations he serves.
Julian’s wife of 32 years and his 27 year old daughter share his passion for service and together the family supports underserved citizens of Georgia through their church and the many not-for-profits they serve. Their home has served as a temporary shelter for people who have relocated to Georgia in search of a better life and have participated in Hands on Atlanta, Hosea Feed the Hungry, and served the homeless at soup kitchens and women’s shelters in Atlanta.