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Society Spotlight: UVa-Wise

Community Service

The chapter at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise may be one of the Society’s smaller chapters, with 169 lifetime members, but it’s making a big impact on campus. This past November, the chapter held a Campus Shoebox drive in support of the Operation Christmas Child program by the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. More than 40 members collected a total of 230 boxes, which were shipped all over the world. Each box contained toiletries (washcloth, bar of soap, toothbrush, and toothpaste); school supplies (paper, crayons, pencils, and sharpener) and a few fun items (ball, doll, playdough, hard candies/lollipops/gum, hair accessories, etc.).


Spotlight on Society Staffer: Erin Gabriel

Spotlight on Society Staff

Erin Gabriel joined the National Office team in December 2013 as a Chapter Support Coordinator and is now a Chapter Support Manager. We are proud to introduce you to another Society staffer!

For the longest time, I thought I was a depressive. Never mind that, actually, I was probably having more fun – and was less frightened of the world – than almost anyone else I knew. But because I felt intense sadness at times, and thought a lot about deep things, and wrote and talked about those things, including about the dark stuff as well as the light, I never felt like I was "happy" enough. People told me I was depressed. I even pigeonholed myself, to an extent, becoming someone who writes about depression. And yes, I have been depressed, even been on antidepressants twice. But does that define me solely as a person with depression? Or does that make me someone who is sensitive, thinks deeply, seeks help when things get bad, and isn't afraid of talking about the darkness?


You can look at a job and think it’s great, but how do you choose the right job for you?


The University of Memphis’s Society chapter hasn’t been around long—it was founded in Fall 2014—but the group is already getting involved on campus and in the surrounding community.


Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

Contact: Edward Terry, Public Information Officer; 828-726-2202

Date: May 5, 2015

CCC&TI Club Inducts New Members

Hudson, N.C. - Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) recently had an induction ceremony for new members.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life, and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it, and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.

Society members at Houston Community College – Southwest have experienced a busy past six months. The chapter is getting involved all over campus and in its community, with activities ranging from decorating a Christmas tree to cleaning up trash in a neighboring town. And all the hard work recently culminated in being recognized at a school-wide banquet. Read below for a recap and photos of everything these exceptional leaders have been up to.

The Society chapter at York College recently participated in Walk Now for Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest grassroots autism walk program and the signature fundraising and awareness event for Autism Speaks. The walk takes place in many communities across the United States and Canada, including Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, N.Y., where more than 3,000 people—including Society members from York—attended. The chapter’s involvement was organized by Community Service Chair Dolkar Tseki.



Dressed in white shirts that read, “What a Difference a Day Can Make,” a group of 10 students from the St. John’s University Society chapter hopped onto a bus last Fall, not sure of what to expect, but excited to make a difference. The group traveled to Forestdale Inc., a center that supports families by offering school programs, parenting classes, and medical services.  And what started as a one-day volunteering activity ended up turning into a lasting partnership.