DOBSON — The National Society of Leadership and Success chapter at Surry Community College held its annual induction ceremony for new members for the fall 2016-spring 2017 year in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology on April 29.
Sixty-four students were selected for membership into the nation’s largest leadership honor society based on either their academic standing and leadership potential.
Chapter Advisor Sabrina Terry, SCC’s dean of Enrollment Management, welcomed inductees and their guests, then inductees Elijah Bryant of Lowgap and Alyssa Dulaney of Mount Airy entertained the crowd with their rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Terry also presented college President Dr. David Shockley with an Honorary Membership Award.
NSLS members presented several other faculty and staff members with awards as well. Mathematics Instructor Michael Faulkner, History Instructor Richard Shelton, and English Instructor Jon Thomas each received an Excellence in Teaching Award. Additionally, the Surry Community College Campus Police and Laura Bracken, director of Testing and Disability Services, were honored with Excellence in Service to Students Awards.
The following students were inducted into the society: MacKenzie Boyles, Dakota Evans and Katherine Gordon of Ararat; Tyler Kimmer and Ana Sanchez of Boonville; Rebekah Blevins, Devin Gammons, Melanie Irizarry, Rubi Loeza, Arturo Santiago, Chloe Simmons and Caleb Walker of Dobson; Tammy Baker, Brandon Hobson and Hunter Kimbrell of East Bend; Evelyn Alberto-Zarate, Hogan Coe, Andrew Darnell and Toby Potts of Elkin; Cheyenne Dawson of Ennice; Madison Triplett of Hamptonville; Noah Campbell and Morgan Minton of Jonesville; Katia Benitez-Martinez, Kayla Brinegar, Cristian Cortes, Jessica Frost, Lindsey Gravley, Katie Guynn, Danielle House, Brandon Knighton, Melissa Lopez, Antonio Mata Jr., Alma Ortega, Lacey Riggans, Ricksie Rizada, Jorge Saldana and Randall Spencer of Mount Airy; Brock Jessup and Braedan Shockley of Pilot Mountain; Tori Fulk of Pinnacle; Jessica Broadstreet of Stokesdale; Gabriela Angel and Tate Williams of Yadkinville; and Elijah Mosteller of Cana, Virginia.
The following students where not only inducted into the honor society, but also received the National Engaged Leader Award (NELA), for their additional efforts, participation, and dedication to the society and the Surry community: Samantha Atkins of Dobson; Erin Jones of East Bend; Emilio Lopez-Sanchez of Elkin; Elijah Bryant of Lowgap; Alyssa Dulaney, Courtland Hardy, Anastasia Johnson, Mitchell Kemp, Adriana Luna, Madison Mallory, Jennifer Potts, Cameron Taylor and Mayra Torres of Mount Airy; Abigail Robertson and Amy Wall of Pilot Mountain; Brandi Felts of Pinnacle; Eden Hamby of Purlear; Rose Phipps of Sparta; and Merritt Artim of Westfield.
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 since inducted more than 250 members. The chapter takes part in a myriad of events on campus and in the community including American Red Cross blood drives, Speaker Broadcast Events, the Halloween Spooktacular, Spring Fling, and charity fundraisers.
Find more information on the National Society of Leadership and Success online at societyleadership.org or by contact SCC’s Chapter Advisor Sabrina Terry at 336-386-3530 or [email protected]