The National Society of Leadership and Success chapter at Surry Community College recently inducted 79 students into the organization during its annual induction ceremony in the Grand Hall of the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology.
Chapter Advisor Sabrina Terry, the college’s dean of student services, welcomed inductees and their guests. Student Chapter President Courtland Hardy presented information about the society logo and shield. Guest speaker Jameire Bryant talked about his previous experience with the society and how it has impacted his life after transferring from Surry Community College to Appalachian State University.
Society members presented several faculty, staff, and community members with awards as well. The school’s Chief of Police Marty Shropshire and Randy and Angela Shur of Miss Angels Heavenly Pies were each presented with an Honorary Membership Award. Ricky Davis, Early College instructor and SCC Sociology Instructor Mecca Lowe, each received an Excellence in Teaching Award. Additionally, Surry Early College Liaison Melissa Recknor and Reference Librarian Maria Luisa Saldarriaga Osorio were honored with Excellence in Service to Students Awards.
Among those inducted into the society were Andrea Leos, Araceli Guerrero, Brooke Quesinberry, Destiny Martin, Emily Hutchens, Erica Hemric, Esmeralda Juarez, Jenna Newman, Kaytlynn Dean, Ken Karpenko, Kyara Revels, Lexie Wood, Lorena Cabrera, Marshall Mallory, Misty Bates, Olivia Jessup, Sarah Orange, Sharon Penn, Whitney Hunter, Ya Shi Chen, Yarely Cabrera and Wendy Narvaez, all of Mount Airy;
Lisa Wall of Ararat; Erica Beam, Anayeli Garcia Villa, Autumn Embry, Brenda Ordonez, Emily Orellana, Erica Isaacs, Erykah Arvizu, Haley Hudson, Kaitlin Cave, Kevin Rivera, Logan Hawks, Mario Hernandez, Nicholas Miceli and William Morgan, all of Dobson;
Madison Swinney of Lowgap; Klaudia Tucker, Marla Grubaugh and Teylor Barker, all of Pilot Mountain; Brianna Hemric of State Road; Phillip Collins of Westfield; Morgan Williams of Lambsburg, Virginia; and April Vass Hillsville, Virginia.
Students who received the National Engaged Leader Award for their additional efforts, participation, and dedication to the society and the community were Janelly Antunez, Anayeli Garcia Villa, Araceli Guerrero, Vanessa Lopez, Caitlin Sneed, Bailey Taylor and Sarah Wagoner.
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,” the college said in announcing the inductees. “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 the society was established in the fall of 2013 and has inducted more than 250 members. The chapter takes part in a myriad of events on campus and in the community including Speaker Broadcast Events, Leadership Training Day, New Student Orientation, the Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention, the Halloween Spooktacular, the SCC Easter Eggstravaganza, and the Santa’s Workshop event.
Find more information on the National Society of Leadership and Success online at societyleadership.org or by contacting SCC’s Chapter Advisor Sabrina Terry at (336) 386-3530 or email@example.com.