Society members at Houston Community College – Southwest have experienced a busy past six months. The chapter is getting involved all over campus and in its community, with activities ranging from decorating a Christmas tree to cleaning up trash in a neighboring town. And all the hard work recently culminated in being recognized at a school-wide banquet. Read below for a recap and photos of everything these exceptional leaders have been up to.
Prior to the end of the fall 2014 semester at Houston Community College - Southwest, student organizations were able to decorate Christmas trees on campus to celebrate the holiday season. Society members at the school adorned a tree in the main hallway of the West Loop Campus with NSLS colors of red and black, accented with silver.
The tree was decorated by member Ashley Sprawling and Advisor Pamela Bilton Beard.
As the spring semester kicked off, February 7th was a day of fun and love for the executive board. The board took a break after a chapter meeting, Orientation, and Leadership Training Day to support the campus Photography Club’s Valentine’s Day fundraiser. Board members were happy to show off the new NSLS polo shirts they received that day as a surprise gift from their advisors. Check out the love they share below!
Pictured above: Chase Orr, Tad Sresthaphunlarp, Maebel Tinoko, Damaso Alvarez, Megan Haywood, and Ashley Sprawling.
In April, the chapter held a “Popcorn Fundraiser.” Members were charged with selling bags of popcorn to raise funds for both the chapter and March of Dimes. For each bag sold, the chapter donated $1 to the March of Dimes. There was also a contest between SNT groups, with the team that sold the most bags winning a prize.
In all, the chapter sold 967 bags of popcorn and donated $1,000 to help the college reach its overall goal to donate $5,000. The winning SNT group was “The Red Bull Panthers,” and member Elisa Granados sold the most bags, with 132.
Pictured above: Chase Orr, Tad Sresthaphunlarp, Megan Haywood, Ashley Sprawling, and Maebel Tinoko.
On April 11th, members took part in the city of Stafford, Texas’ 22nd Annual City Wide Pride Spring Clean-Up. The event involves volunteers, businesses, and organizations such as the Society canvassing the city’s streets to pick up trash and debris. See below for photos of members enthusiastically helping out and competing to collect and remove the most waste. Also pictured below are the members holding the trophy they earned for winning the trash retrieval competition.
As a reward for their hard work, on April 30th, the executive board was recognized at the annual Southwest College Student Awards Banquet. Each student was called on stage and received a certificate of appreciation for their outstanding work as leaders on campus. The Southwest College Chapter of NSLS is the largest student organization on campus.
Pictured above at the banquet: Chase Orr, Tad Sresthaphunlarp, Maebel Tinoko, Damaso Alvarez, Megan Haywood, Ashley Sprawling and Advisors Sheryl Holland and Pamela Bilton Beard.
At the culmination of a busy year, the executive board and advisors enjoyed lunch and dessert. On May 2nd, the group met on campus to organize popcorn orders and prepare for the spring induction ceremony that took place the next day. After all the work was complete, everyone headed to lunch at Pappasito’s for a fiesta with friends. Following lunch, it was time to satisfy the “sweet tooth” at The Dessert Gallery. The time was spent reflecting on the year and discussing the future of the chapter and members.
Pictured above: Chase Orr, Tad Sresthaphunlarp, Maebel Tinoko, and advisors Sheryl Holland, Pamela Bilton Beard, and Angel Johnson.