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Millersville remembers beloved professor Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - Millersville University is remembering a beloved professor who passed away this weekend.

Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El was considered a "force to be reckoned with" and "a champion of the students."

The professor of psychology and African American studies received many awards, including the Essence of Humanity Award for demonstrating courage, love and strength while facing adversity.

The 50th Black Student Association recognized her in March, and she gave the graduate commencement address in May.

The mother of two lived in Lancaster for more than 30 years.


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