On Monday, May 2, 2016, Stanly Community College (SCC) held its sixth annual induction ceremony for the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS). SCC's Chapter of Sigma Alpha Pi was chartered in 2011 to recognize students who obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
The mission of the NSLS is to build leaders who make a better world, encouraging community action volunteerism, personal growth, and strong leadership. The NSLS is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals, offering life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded success oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed.
The NSLS also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world and is founded upon the core beliefs that one can achieve one's dreams with the proper support and dedicated action, and that we accomplish more together than we would achieve alone.
To be invited for membership, students must earn a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA), attend a Leadership Training Day, attend 3 Speaker Broadcasts, and attend 3 Success Networking Team meetings. Students can also earn the Engaged Leader Award by completing the above requirements, additional 3 Speaker Broadcasts, an additional 3 Success Networking Team Meetings, and a community service project.
NSLS Advisor Jennifer Hatley welcomed those present. The keynote speaker was Mr. Jim Tucker, retired MCEI Vice President and Director of Sales for Motorola's U.S. Federal Markets Division and current part-time instructor for Stanly Community College. Giving a motivating message to the inductees, Mr. Tucker spoke about life's journey and the leadership required to master that journey. Mr. Tucker presented a question to the inductees, "Life is a journey, are you taking life's journey, or is the journey taking you?"
For more information about the National Society of Leadership and Success, please contact SCC's Chapter Advisor, Jennifer Hatley at (704) 991-0193.
Pictured from left to right: 1st row – Jennifer Blalock, Amanda Gorgas, Jasmine Vang and Katelyn Blythe.
2nd row – Candace Gelvin, Angela Brown, Jessica Batten and Danni (DJ) Poplin.
3rd row – Elizabeth (Winnie) Robinson, Casey Cagle, Kamry Whitley and Desiree Taylor.
4th row – Brayan Corona, Jesse Williams and Tia Patterson.
5th row – Jennifer Lucas, Canyon Britt and Tracie Faircloth.
6th row – Nicole Green, Walter Austin, Jose Baltazar and Jordan Christy and Keith Ferrell.
Not pictured: Katherine Anundson, Colton Barbee, Alice Branson, Giselle Chavez, Alexandrea Furr, Ashley Helms and Stephanie Hogan.