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NSLS Members in the News

April 2021

Our mission at the NSLS is Building Leaders Who Make a Better World. Nationwide, our members participate in social events, volunteer for charities, and take part in a wide range of community service initiatives. Additionally, upon graduation and entering the workforce, members apply the interpersonal skills they've acquired to start businesses, pursue promotions, and continue applying what they learned as NSLS members!

Each month, we'll share highlights of NSLS members' accomplishments, and we hope you will find their stories as inspirational as we do.


Two EWU Eboard Members Interviewed

Spokane Talks Media host Emmet interviews NSLS Membership Outreach Chairs Cory Horstman and Laura Du Plooy. In this candid interview, Horstman and DuPlooy, eboard members from Eastern Washington University, share the history of the NSLS and give their personal testimonies of the confidence, life-changing experience, and professional development they've acquired since joining the organization.

Watch the video from Spokane Talks Media >>


Two NSLS Members Recognized

Six exceptional students from Arkansas State University have been selected as Distinguished Service Award (DSA) winners. Among these chosen are NSLS members Imani Udoumana of Nashville, Tenn, and Bailey McAlexander of Jonesboro, Arkansas

Udoumana will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in strategic communication. McAlexander will graduate in Honors this May with a degree in biological sciences. In a final round of review, one of the six winners will receive the university's highest honor, the R.E. Lee Wilson Award.

Read the full story from Arizona State University >>


NSLS Member Earns Promotion

Emma Bothwell was recently promoted to banking officer, real estate risk manager at Texas Bank and Trust. The University of Texas at Tyler graduate and NSLS member completed her studies in 2017, earning a bachelor of business administration with a concentration in finance and a master of business administration.

Read the full story from Tyler Morning Telegraph >>


NSLS Alumni Starts Online Personal Training Company

Devin Ricker, an NSLS alumni from East Tennessee State University, is a personal trainer and founder of Ricker Fitness, a one-on-one online fitness training program. He was recently interviewed by WJHL 11 in Tennessee to discuss how he helps his clients stay in shape during the pandemic when many are still cautious about going to the gym. 

Watch the full interview from WJHL 11 >>


Two PSU NSLS Members Recognized

Penn State Harrisburg has selected six graduates to represent each academic school and graduate studies as student marshals for spring 2021 based on their GPA and other criteria.

Morgan Mayers was chosen to represent Behavioral Sciences and Education as she's earning her bachelor of science in kinesiology. She's a member of NSLS and on the dean's list.

Kathryn Rose Compton is representing Public Affairs as she's earning her bachelor of science in public policy. She is an inducted member of NSLS and has volunteered with university clubs and mentored other students.

Read the full story from PSU >>


SUNY Cortland NSLS Member Recognized

Emily Speciale, a senior at SUNY Cortland, was honored with two of her classmates with the 2021 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Speciale will be starting her doctor of physical therapy program in the University of Texas Southwestern’s School of Health.

Read the full story on the SUNY Cortland site >>


Other NSLS Members Receiving Recognition:

Margaret Propp, of the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. full story >>

Margaret Gaston, of the University of St. Thomas-Houston, was named Ms. UST. full story >>

Jazmin Gascot, of Washington College, was named the Student Employee of the Year. full story >>

Katherine Frascella is one of two Alfred State College students to receive the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence (CASE). full story >>

John Wesley Hanson, an NSLS member from Valdosta State University is the recipient of the Spring 2021 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration and will be recognized at commencement. full story >>