The “Wake Up With Washburn” lecture series kicked off Thursday morning.
Kansas Highway Patrol Lieutenant Brian Smith was the first speaker this year.
Smith received his Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Washburn in 1986.
He has worked with the highway patrol for more than 25 years and has received a number of honors for his work.
The next speaker in the series will be Michael Clark, a ONEOK partner, on November 21st.