DOBSON — The National Society of Leadership and Success chapter at Surry Community College held its annual induction ceremony for new members for the fall 2017-spring 2018 year in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology in May.
Seventy-nine students were selected for membership into the nation’s largest leadership honor society based on either their academic standing or leadership potential.
Chapter Advisor Sabrina Terry, SCC’s dean of Student Services, welcomed inductees and their guests. Student Chapter President Courtland Hardy presented information about the society logo and shield. Guest speaker Jameire Bryant talked about his previous experience with the society and how it has impacted his life after transferring from SCC to Appalachian State University.
NSLS members presented several faculty, staff, and community members with awards as well. SCC Chief of Police Marty Shropshire and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Shur of Miss Angels Heavenly Pies were each presented with an Honorary Membership Award. Ricky Davis, Early College Instructor and SCC Sociology Instructor Mecca Lowe, each received an Excellence in Teaching Award. Additionally, Surry Early College Liaison Melissa Recknor and Reference Librarian Maria Luisa Saldarriaga Osorio were honored with Excellence in Service to Students Awards.
The following local students were May inductees into the society: Alyssa Hicks, Brandi Heath, Caitlin Sneed, Samantha Fowler and Sarah Wagoner of Boonville; Erica Beam, Anayeli Garcia Villa, Autumn Embry, Brenda Ordonez, Emily Orellana, Erica Isaacs, Erykah Arvizu, Haley Hudson, Kaitlin Cave, Kevin Rivera, Logan Hawks, Mario Hernandez, Nicholas Miceli and William Morgan of Dobson; Brooke Jefferson and Derek Moffitt of East Bend; Janelly Antunez, Jocelin Santos, Kaitlyn Crews and Vanessa Lopez of Elkin; Alexandra Anglin, Brisa Hernandez, Katlyn Kindle, Nicolas G. Adams and Sarah Dowell of Hamptonville; Robin Davis and Simon Owens of Jonesville; William Coggin of Roaring River; Brianna Hemric of State Road; Emma Childress of Thurmond; Erica Hutchinson of Traphill; Alisha Baity, Clayton Overby, Erika Edwards, Joshua Leonard, Lexia Wingler, Lillian North, Savanna Leonard and Stuart Gentry of Yadkinville.
The following students also received the National Engaged Leader Award (NELA), for their additional efforts, participation, and dedication to the society and the community: Janelly Antunez, Anayeli Garcia Villa, Araceli Guerrero, Vanessa Lopez, Caitlin Sneed, Bailey Taylor and Sarah Wagoner.
The National Society of Leadership and Success provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus and online. Being a part of NSLS instills students with exceptional skills they can use throughout their future educational and professional endeavors. Membership also provides students with lifelong access to benefits like scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses and more.
Surry Community College’s chapter of NSLS was established in the fall of 2013 and has inducted more than 250 members. The chapter takes part in a myriad of events on campus and in the community including Speaker Broadcast Events, Leadership Training Day, New Student Orientation, the Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention, the Halloween Spooktacular, the SCC Easter Eggstravaganza, and the Santa’s Workshop event.
Find more information on the National Society of Leadership and Success online at societyleadership.org or by contacting SCC’s Chapter Advisor Sabrina Terry at 336-386-3530 or email@example.com.