The National Society of Leadership and Success
Building leaders who make a better world
On Wednesday, November 4th, Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg visited New Jersey City University to speak with the Society in a Live Speaker Broadcast hosted by SiriusXM “Morning Mash Up” personality, Nicole Ryan.
Jesse shared his journey from anthropology student to actor with the humor and nervous energy we come to expect from him.  Society members from all over the nation loved every minute of the broadcast, as the advice he gave was not only uplifting and inspiring to the young generation of college students, it was also quite relatable.  Viewers engaged on social media by sharing their favorite #JesseEisenberg quotes and one-liners. 

Congratulations to “Dream Support Grant” recipient, Octavia Romano, from the Society chapter at The City College of New York.
Octavia Romano was inducted into The National Society of Leadership and Success in the Spring of 2014 and graduated from The City College of New York in February 2015. In January of 2011, Octavia came to New York from Argentina as a transfer student to complete her studies in Music Composition. Over the past few years, she has had the opportunity and privilege of studying with great teachers, particularly with Pulitzer Prize winning composer and professor, David Del Tredici.  During this time, she wrote several pieces for different chamber ensembles, including string quartet, and was given the opportunity to have some of that music performed at university recitals and concerts.

This guest post is the last of a three-part series highlighting Pennsylvania State University chapter member Julia Carter on her Society-sponsored study abroad trip to Panama. We hope you enjoyed reading about her journey as much as we did.
Click here to read Part One.
Click here to read Part Two.

Last week we shared the first of a three-piece segment highlighting Pennsylvania State University chapter member Julia Carter on her Society-sponsored study abroad trip to Panama. Today, we’re happy to share part two of her journey. Enjoy! 
Click here to read Part One.

Congratulations to “Global Leader Scholarship” recipient, Julia Carter, from the Society chapter at Pennsylvania State University.
Julia Carter majored in Biology and minored in Spanish at Pennsylvania State University before graduating this past spring. She’s currently continuing her education and pursuing a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology with a Global Health Certificate at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health.

On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, the Society kicked-off its Speaker Broadcast Series for the fall semester with America’s favorite weatherman, Al Roker.  The event took place at New Jersey City University and was streamed live to the Society’s 500 chapters across the country, but what most didn’t know, was that the event almost didn’t happen. 

Congratulations to Student Leadership Program Grant recipient, Selamawit Thomas, from the Society chapter at Medgar Evers College.

We are excited to introduce you to Selamawit Thomas, Spring 2015 Student Leadership Program Grant award winner. Selmawit resides in Brooklyn, NY and is a recent graduate of Medgar Evers College. This week we would like to share with you the experience she had at the OMEP World Assembly and Conference. OMEP is an organization that works locally, nationally and internationally to promote the health, development, rights and education of the world’s children and families. Enjoy!

Jane Tsilova joined the National Office team in August 2015 as a Chapter Support Manager. We are proud to introduce you to a new Society staffer!
Jane, tell us a little about yourself.
I’m just another Russian spy for the National Office, building leaders who make a better world! But really, I moved to America as a 7 year old, energized, vivacious and excited about all things related to pizza, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Nintendo and Ninja Turtles! My English as a second language teacher was Spanish, so until the second grade I spoke English with a Spanish accent. I may be from Russia, but I have a fear of the cold. I have tried Octopus in eight different countries, but River Edge, New Jersey still has the most delightful of Octopi. I played on an all-boys soccer and roller hockey team and broke more hockey sticks than the team combined.

We’re excited to announce that The National Society of Leadership and Success reached a monumental milestone over Labor Day weekend!

Meet the Society’s 500,000th member, Emily Rolling!

Anthony V. Martinez, West Point graduate & executive board member for the Society chapter at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, joined Fort Hood’s Warrior Transition Brigade and got involved in a leadership position as a means of healing after the war. This week we would like to share with you a news story about Martinez, by Herald staff writer JC Jones, highlighting how he went from being a lieutenant, captain, commander, and then post-traumatic stress disorder victim to being a peer mentor and a leader who makes a better world.