More than a dozen Alfred State College students recently became members of the National Society of Leadership and Success during an induction ceremony held in the Orvis Activities Center Auditorium.
This semester’s induction was made even more special thanks to inspiring speeches from Dr. Karla Back, professor in the Business Department, and OJ Shepard, residence hall director. Along with this, Back received the Excellence in Teaching Award; Shepard received the Excellence in Service to Students Award; and Jonathan Hilsher, director of the Center for Civic Engagement, and Amy Miller, residence hall director, were presented with Honorary Memberships.
In addition to these awards, students Fernando Ramos, sport management, Yonkers, and Cassandra Robbers, business administration, Almond, both received the National Engaged Leader Award. Serving as chapter advisers this year are Troy Morehouse, director of Student Engagement, and John Lehman, residence hall director.
The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation’s largest leadership society, with 659 chapters nationwide. It was founded in 2001 by Gary Tuerack with the sole purpose of creating lasting positive change.
Community service and personal growth are encouraged of members as they build their leadership skills. To qualify for induction, a student must maintain a minimum GPA, attend a series of leadership broadcasts, and participate in teambuilding and goal-setting groups.
Newly inducted student members from Alfred State for fall 2018 are:
Jessica Ailaca, business administration, Brooklyn; Kelly Brown, technology management, Alfred; Douglas Dyber, health sciences, Lynbrook; Amanda Gardner, interdisciplinary studies, Hornell; Paige Haley, mechanical engineering technology, Liverpool; Joshua Harp, surveying and geomatics engineering technology, Farmington; Keith Hernandez, nursing, Pleasantville; Hai Kieu, network administration, Buffalo; Christiana Mehmel, architecture, Olean; Steven Mignoli, architecture, Fredonia; Keila Peralta, construction management, Bronx; Jordyn Platt, nursing, East Bethany; Ian Reynolds, healthcare management, Rochester; Leigh Swartzfager, sport management, Nunda; Madison Webster, financial planning, Corning; Jonathan Wimer, computer engineering technology, Freeville; Cassandra Robbers, business administration, Almond; and Fernando Ramos, sport management, Yonkers.