The Society Featured in the News
Society 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.
Mussab Ali Becomes RU-N’s First Truman Scholar
Posted on: Apr/14/2017
Rutgers University – Newark Society Chapter Founder/President, Mussab Ali is only a junior and already making his mark on the world. As Rutgers University – Newark’s first Truman Scholar and the 10th from Rutgers University overall, he is one of just 62 nationally, chosen from a field of over 768 candidates nominated by 315 colleges and universities this year based on their leadership potential, academic and communications skills, and dedication to public service. It’s not the first time, though, that he has been a standout. "Mussab Ali is a standard bearer, a student leader who has so demonstrably put his mark on our university,” says Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor. “From starting and directing a campus chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, to serving on the Executive Board of the Muslim Student Association, he had been a positive community builder--a leader of future leaders among our incredibly diverse student body, listening acutely, drawing out perspectives from others, and shaping those around him. We couldn't be more proud of him.”
What is the NSLS?
Posted on: Apr/05/2017
For many college students, building leadership skills and qualities can be tough to learn. However, with The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), that has been made much easier! Many may be wondering, what is the NSLS? Well, it is one of the largest nationally recognized leadership honors society, where top students are nominated by their college and come together to identify and achieve their goals. The society’s mission is to build leaders that create a better world.
Mercer Debaters Finish Top Two in State for Third Consecutive Year
Posted on: Apr/03/2017
For the third consecutive year, Mercer University’s debate team has the top two speakers in the Georgia Parliamentary Debate Association (GPDA). Mercer University - Macon Society Chapter President, Kyle Bligen was awarded first-place speaker at this past weekend’s GPDA state competition in Valdosta, while fellow junior Jaz Buckley finished second. Mercer is the first institution to hold the top two individual speaker awards at the state level for three straight years.
Trevor Noah talks about importance of laughter at N.J. college
Posted on: Mar/30/2017
On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Trevor Noah spoke at the New Jersey City University School of Business. Trevor Noah didn't have it easy as a kid. He remembers not being able to walk alongside his parents in public, living in small spaces, and his mother looking for ways to save money on food. There was one day, Noah said, he started eating caterpillars for dinner as a source of protein. "She didn't say 'times are tough so this is what we're eating,'" he recalled. "She was like 'aye you ever try to eat caterpillars?' I was like 'oh hell yeah, this is an experience, let's do this.'" It was that positive attitude, Noah told a packed room at New Jersey City University Tuesday night, that helped him rise to fame as host of The Daily Show.
Ivy Tech broadcasting Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Posted on: Mar/14/2017
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author will be featured tonight in an interactive broadcast event. Duhigg’s first book, “The Power of Habit,” spent more than 165 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists and has been translated into 40 languages. His latest book, “Smarter Faster Better,” explains that how humans think can be as important as what they think. The event is sponsored by the Ivy Tech Community College chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success, which offers interactive broadcasts to help train students and others in goal setting.
Posted on: Feb/28/2017
Daisha Dear, a recent graduate and proud inductee of the Society chapter at the University of Memphis, made her lifelong dream of becoming a professional broadcaster a reality. Daisha developed a passion for journalism at an early age, when her fifth grade English teacher assigned her to work in a newsroom for career day. Her love for the media field has always stayed with her. Daisha comes to Region 8 News by way of our Raycom Media Station, WMC-TV5 in Memphis, TN. While there, she started off as intern and later hired on as a part-time News Content Specialist. In December 2016, Daisha officially began her professional career with the KAIT family as our NBC Reporter/ MMJ.
Sigma Alpha Pi Shares a Cultural Exchange
Posted on: Feb/27/2017
For the first time ever, the Society chapter at Texas A&M University-Commerce provided several international students with the cultural experience of going through a “boot camp” version of its semester-long leadership training program. Over the last few weeks, the chapter has been working with 19 students from Namseoul University, Korea, to lay the groundwork to become members of the nationally recognized organization.
Waubonsee sophomore earns scholarship for community service
Posted on: Feb/27/2017
Victoria Del Rio, member of the Society chapter at Waubonsee Community College, was recently selected as the state recipient for a Society State of Mind Scholarship, which recognizes her work in the community. She received the $1,000 scholarship, which is awarded to one member from every state who, within the previous academic year, initiated a program or event or participated in a significant project or campaign that positively impacted their community.
Sportcaster Curt Menefee To Be Livestreamed At Dabney
Posted on: Feb/17/2017
Sportscaster Curt Menefee is the featured speaker during a live broadcast that will be aired Tuesday, February 21, from 7 to 8:30 pm in Room 202, Backels Hall, on the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge campus, and also in Room 908, at the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista. This is one of several live broadcast events sponsored this school year by the DSLCC Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success.
VSU’s NSLS Presents Live Broadcast Event with Curt Menefee Feb. 21
Posted on: Feb/14/2017
The Valdosta State University chapter of Sigma Alpha Pi: The National Society of Leadership and Success will present a live speaker broadcast featuring Curt Menefee at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Hugh C. Bailey Science Center Auditorium 1011. During his presentation, which will be live streamed from the New York Institute of Technology in New York, N.Y., Menefee will share the hidden lessons behind the toughest losses in sports history, his observations on turning failure into success, and the importance of being resilient in the face of adversity. He will also discuss his three-step plan for career success — work hard, be passionate, and enjoy life.