The NSLS News
Letter from the President
Dear NSLS Member,
As we creep closer to the end of another semester, I can’t help but reflect on the fall speaker broadcast season that concluded last night with former Pro Bowl running back Tiki Barber. Tiki’s message, along with those of our earlier broadcast guests Jim Kwik and Valerie Jarrett, provided a wealth of knowledge and advice for our members and chapters.
But as inspiring as their words were, I find myself more inspired by your reactions to the broadcasts.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I want to express how thankful I am to each of you for inspiring us here at the National Office to continue to work hard and push forward each and every day. Your dedication to the NSLS and to developing your leadership abilities is what makes all of this possible.
As the month progresses, I encourage you to do the same. Reflect on your leadership journey and give thanks to those who have helped and inspired you along your journey. Showing your gratitude will surround you with positivity, build stronger relationships, and even improve your health.
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Continue Reading below in the Monthly Motivation section for more tips on effective leadership.
Scholarships & Awards Winners to be Announced in December
Thank you to everyone who applied for one of our Fall 2019 Scholarships & Awards through the NSLS Foundation. Our Foundation Review Board is hard at work reviewing the submissions, and winners will be announced via email and through our website on Monday, December 16.
Looking ahead to next semester, the Spring 2020 application window will open on February 3, and the spring deadline to apply is March 27. For more information on all the scholarships that will be available in the spring, click here.
Win Cash for Listening to Motivational Mondays
If you haven’t tuned in to Motivational Mondays recently, now is the perfect time to add a quick dose of motivation back into your Monday routine. In partnership with Audible, we’re giving away $1,000 cash to one lucky listener in each new episode. Simply listen, and if our host announces your name, you win!
Click here to listen to this week’s episode, as well as archived episodes.
Also, don’t forget to claim your $129 Audible NSLS Member gift. All NSLS members receive this special gift which includes 4 NSLS recommended books and a free two-month membership. Click here to claim your gift.
Student Loan Refinancing with SoFi
Are you still paying off your student loans? NSLS is excited to announce a new partnership with SoFi to help members save money.
SoFi refinances student loan debt at lower rates than federal and/or private options, saving their members thousands. NSLS, family and friends will receive a $200 welcome bonus when you refinance through SoFi.com/NSLS. You can check your rate in just 2 minutes with no impact on your credit score.
Don’t let that student debt stand in your way any longer! Friends and family members can also qualify by applying at SoFi.com/NSLS.
Jed Foundation Encouraging Awareness of Mental Health
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The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems; equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; and encourages community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.
The above video comes from JED’s Seize The Awkward campaign, which encourages help-seeking and help-giving behavior among young people. They've partnered with celebrities such as Lauv, Billie Eilish, and Hayley Kiyoko to empower young adults to start the conversation and reach out to their friends about mental health.
Executive Board Member Named to 20 Under 20 List
Photo: Calvin Mattheis/News Sentinel
Benjamin Bridges, an Executive Board member of the chapter at Pellissippi State Community College, was recently named to the Knox.biz 20 Under 20 Class of 2019. The list recognizes young leaders, inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries in East Tennessee.
Benjamin is currently a sophomore majoring in biochemistry, who hopes to eventually become a pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, performing heart surgery for children.
"I live to help people be as healthy and happy as possible, so I felt it was the best way to give back to my community one day," he told the Knoxville News Sentinel.
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NSLS Inductee Receives Educational Opportunity Program Honor
Photo: SUNY Cortland
Kathleen Altamirano, a senior and NSLS member from the State University of New York College at Cortland, was recently named the school’s first ever recipient of the Norman R. McConney Jr. Award for EOP Student Excellence. The award recognizes students who have exhibited academic success, perseverance, and leadership qualities during their journey to earn a degree.
The EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) at Cortland provides access and support to students with academic and personal potential.
“EOP gave me so many opportunities,” Altamirano said in a press release. “I was an EOP counselor this past summer for incoming EOP freshmen and I am so grateful that they saw something in me to become a leader for others. I’m proud of being an EOP student from SUNY Cortland. It’s definitely a family. Aside from the academic and financial, I can definitely say I can go to EOP for anything, no matter what. EOP definitely holds it down.”
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How Can You Be Sure Someone Has True Leadership Skills?
By Marcel Schwantes | Inc.com
Leaders are inspirational, equipped with an astute ear, and ready to break the mold at any moment and take risks. Topping the necessary skillset of leaders in the digital age is something technology has yet to master.
It comes down to one word: humility.
With humility comes admitting mistakes, taking the road less traveled, and putting yourself in the passenger seat from time to time while coaching others as they take the lead.
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Our members are leading and inspiring individuals on their campuses and in their communities across the country every day, and we want to help tell those stories! Articles and other content for upcoming newsletters can be submitted anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include photos from your event, and let us know what you were doing, who participated, and how it impacted your members and community. So many chapters are making a difference every day. Keep up the good work!