The NSLS Featured in the News
NSLS members across the country are actively working in being leaders who make a better world. You can find some of their stories covered in the news below.
NSLS Inductee Receives Educational Opportunity Program Honor
Posted on: Nov/07/2019
Talk to Kathleen Altamirano for just a few minutes and you’ll hear her use the same word over and over.
The senior early childhood/childhood education major from the Bronx is a student in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at SUNY Cortland, which provides access and support to students with academic and personal potential.
Altamirano is grateful for the assistance she’s received from EOP, from financial aid to tutoring to the personal connections she’s forged with her fellow EOP classmates. That support has helped her reach her potential both in and out of the classroom and led her to become Cortland’s first recipient of the Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award for EOP Student Excellence.
Read more here.
Waubonsee’s Chapter achieves President’s Circle Status
Posted on: Oct/01/2019
The Waubonsee Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) achieved President’s Circle status for the 2018-19 academic year. The students completed nine of ten chapter pillars to achieve this status.
Advisors for 2018-19 were Spencer Brayton, Library Manager; Teri Fuller, Professor of English Developmental Education; Randall Hines, Assistant Professor of Computer Aided Design and Drafting; Anita Moore-Bohannon, Dean for Academic Support; and Dr. Mary Tosch, Student Life Manager.
NSLS Member Featured by Brookdale CC
Posted on: Sep/01/2019
After 21 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Thomas Polak IV decided to return to school to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Polak choose to attend Brookdale Community College’s nursing program because of the stellar reputation of the program. “I had heard so many positive experiences from friends, I realized there was no other choice than Brookdale,” he said.
Since Polak was already an LPN, he was able to apply for the advanced placement LPN to RN challenge. To be accepted into the program, students must attend an orientation, pass a math test, validate their nursing skills, participate in simulations and complete other requirements. If accepted, students can earn credit for three required courses or 11 credits, towards their AAS degree in Nursing.
Picture of Beth Stryker.
“From the moment I stepped foot on the campus of Brookdale, I have had the privilege of meeting phenomenal staff members during my process in registration, including everyone at One Stop, especially Beth Stryker,” said Polak. Stryker, enrollment specialist in admissions and registration, helps guide nursing students through the admissions process, and Polak said she was extremely helpful.
Read more here.
Chapter President: "It's a life-changing society."
Posted on: Aug/01/2019
(Kaitlyn Tambasco is an inducted member from Utica College and the chapter's Co-President. This article was originally published here.)
When I entered college, I knew I wanted to keep my involvement up. I was involved quite a bit in high school and wanted to carry that into college. During my college orientation, a common theme among the orientation mentors was involvement. Some of the students told us that they regretted not getting involved earlier. That really stuck with me and it’s something that I will remember for the rest of my life.
Within the first couple weeks of my first semester, I really took advantage of the involvement fair. At the involvement fair that semester, I signed up for Bible Study, the Newspaper, Music/Poetry club, Art club, Psychology club, History club, English club, Curling(which is a new sport in the Olympics), W.I.N.D, Circle K, Public Relations club, Student Senate and Theatre club.
Out of those clubs, I am an active member of three of them. I realized that signing up for all of those, would really put me behind in my school work. One of the clubs that I kept hearing about was the National Society of Leadership and Success. That was one table that I didn’t stop by that day. I just thought “honor society, I’ll never make it in” and really had no interest.
Read more here.
Houston Mayor Congratulates HCC Students
Posted on: Jul/16/2019
More than 260 students from HCC Central, Northeast and Southwest Colleges were inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), the nation’s largest leadership honor society, on May 3 at the Central Campus auditorium. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who served as the event’s keynote speaker, expressed his confidence in the students’ abilities and success.
“I know the future is in good hands,” said Turner, who shared a poignant story of how he recognized the leadership skills in his daughter, Ashley, on their drive to her college in San Antonio. “I congratulate all of you on your future success. I am looking at America right here in front of me. A great city is made of great people and great leaders come from all walks of life. I congratulate all of you on what you have done and will do in this great city.”
About the inductees, HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado said, “make no mistake, it’s your hard work that proves you have what it takes to succeed. The HCC family is proud of each and every one of you.”
There are more than a million NSLS members nationwide in 655 chapters. Students are selected for induction based on either their academic standing or leadership potential. Inductees must attend leadership training events, attend speaker broadcasts, submit reports and perform at least five hours of community service.
Since 2013, HCC has created six NSLS chapters and has more than 4,000 student inductees. In the past year, HCC NSLS members participated in such community events as food bank service days, an early childhood education day at House of Tiny Treasures, and as volunteers at several local conferences and governmental ceremonies.
Also honored at the recent NSLS induction ceremony were Joel Levine, Executive Director for Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults, and Dr. Vernus C. Swisher, the retired CEO of Career and Recovery Resources. Excellence in Teaching recipients are HCC professors Walter Adams, Donald Parker and Arthemise Foley.
Chapter President Earns Rising Star Award
Posted on: Jul/03/2019
Emanuel Walker, Chapter President at the Community College of Denver, recently received the Rising Star award from the Colorado Community College System, honoring students and staff who have made key contributions to the overall success of their colleges and communities. Emanuel was also the recipient of the Outstanding New Student award from the Community College of Denver (CCD).
“This is a special event that I look forward to each year,” said Colorado Community College Chancellor, Joe Garcia. “We are incredibly proud of our students and in awe of their commitment outside of the classroom, on and off-campus, to champion what they believe in. They will no doubt continue to make us proud as they take on their next academic chapter and career endeavors.”
Emanuel is currently working with the city of Aurora, Colo., to bring awareness to teen gun violence and mental health in the city, and he also recently worked with the city of Denver to create scholarship opportunities for African-American high school students in the Denver Public School District. The scholarships were handed out at an event called the Black Male Summit, where Emanuel had the opportunity to share his story and introduce Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and NFL star Brandon Marshall, who previously played in Denver.
Congratulations to Emanuel and the enter CCD chapter!
NSLS Member Speaks at TEDxCharleston
Posted on: Jun/06/2019
Inducted member Stephen Frederico, a member of the National Online Chapter, recently had the opportunity to give his first TED talk. Stephen spoke about the potential of using nanoparticles in the treatment of cancer, an opportunity that came about due to his work performing cancer research at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Stephen’s passion for the field came from an introductory neuroscience course he took during his freshman year at the College of Charleston. A recent college graduate, Stephen will now be performing cancer research at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md.
To view Stephen’s TED talk, click here. You can also read more about his passions here.
Adrian College Chapter Recognized at "State of the College" Address
Posted on: May/02/2019
Adrian College Chapter Advisor and Director of Institutional Research & Assessment Beth Heiss recently had the opportunity to speak at the college’s “State of the College” address about the chapter’s accomplishments this past fall. Nearly 150 students joined in Adrian’s first semester, and the chapter inducted 106 members at its first induction ceremony. The chapter now has 280 members with an induction rate of 77% and has quickly become the largest organization on the campus of 1,800 students.
Freshman Ryan Boyd, an inducted member and new executive board member, also had the opportunity to speak. “We expect that those who participate in NSLS will gain a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience that they will take with them after graduation,” Ryan said. “We look forward to expanding our community service and starting a mentorship program with incoming freshmen.”
To watch Beth and Ryan speak about the NSLS, click here.
Mount St. Mary's Chapter Attracts 400 New Members
Posted on: Apr/04/2019
The NSLS chapter at Mount St. Mary’s University attracted more than 400 new members this year. More than 100 members have attended each of the chapter’s events thus far.
"I was so impressed with the turnout at orientation this year!" Chapter Vice President Kylie Kunzman told Mount St. Mary’s University News. "It is amazing to see so many students willing to step up and become leaders."
The chapter, founded in 2017, has been a hit with students.
"I’m so excited for this opportunity to further develop my purpose and passion through NSLS and the positive environment of my peers and leaders of this chapter," said member Megan Smith. "NSLS is helping me clarify my goals and how to achieve them with a deeper understanding."
Click here to read more.
Thiel College Member Named February's "Student of the Month"
Posted on: Mar/06/2019
GREENVILLE, Pa. - Thiel College announces Madalyn Harding '19, of Warren, Pa., and Michael Long '19, of Cortland, Ohio, are the first Student of the Month honorees for the spring 2019 semester.
The Student of the Month is awarded to seniors. It is among the most prestigious student awards at Thiel College (https://www.thiel.edu/), with only about six students each semester earning the honor. The pair earned the February honor for their academic achievements and campus leadership.
Harding is an international business, business administration major with a concentration in human resources management and general management, and a minor in economics. She is involved with Chi Eta Sigma business honorary society, and is the business and accounting club secretary. She is senior class treasurer. Harding is a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and The National Society of Leadership and Success.
She serves as student coordinator of Thiel College Peer Mentors and is a student worker for Academic Records. She has been a Dean's List recipient for six semesters and won the Thiel College Library Research Award in 2016. A first-generation college student, Harding has also interned with Whirley-DrinkWorks! in Warren, Pa. each of the past four years. She was named Thiel College Intern of the Year 2016.
Harding, a 2015 graduate of Warren Area High School, is the daughter of Wally and Sharon Harding, of Warren, Pa. She plans to pursue a career in the fields of human resources, safety and/or supply chain management following graduation.
Long is a member of the Thiel's binary engineering program and is completing his coursework at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the Thiel Tomcat Marching Pride.
Long, a 2014 graduate of Woodland Hills High School and a first-generation college student, was involved with Pi Nu Epsilon national music honorary society, the Thiel Players, the ultimate frisbee club, the global club, the Organization of Black Collegians, Active Minds, Habitat for Humanity, the Thiel Choir and Thiel Christian Fellowship.
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