RSU’s National Society for Leadership and Success Holds Induction Ceremony

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Seventeen students were inducted into Rogers State University’s chapter of the National Society for Leadership and Success during the group’s recent induction and etiquette ceremony.

Held April 14 in the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center Ballroom, the ceremony welcomed family members to celebrate the students who completed all the steps to induction.

New inductees included Zoë Peters, Anyela Becerra Toro, Logan Burke, Savannah Hayman, Asuncion Whearty, Carol Aleman, Claudia Montoya Escobar, Daniel Castro Jimenez, Elizabeth McGarry, Gianoula Pavlakos, Joanne Sandoval, Laura Boliver, Nathalia Calderon Jimenez, Oscar Montes, Sherri Graf, Stephanie Moffett and Zachary Landers.

The National Society for Leadership and Success is a student organization focused on transforming college students into future leaders and influencing students’ lives by helping them achieve their goals through leadership and success training. The NSLS is the nation’s largest achievement honor society, with students selectively invited to join based on their academic achievement and leadership potential.

RSU’s chapter of NSLS is co-sponsored by Dr. Robert Goltra, vice president for student affairs and admissions services, and Dr. Earlene Washburn, assistant professor of business. Executive board members of the program include Ronnie Epperly, past executive board president; Priscilla Manley, new board president; Logan Burke; and Penney Wright.

“RSU’s local NSLS chapter is part of the national organization, with more than 700 chapters and over 1.4 million members,” Goltra said. “We are very proud of our inductees and the positive impressions NSLS has made on our student body.”

Dr. Washburn also was awarded the NSLS Student Impact Award during the ceremony.

National Society for Leadership and Success members have access to life-changing benefits, including access to more than $450,000 in scholarships and awards; an accredited leadership development program; recognition for student accomplishments (as only eight percent of students nationwide receive this honor); ability to earn digital badges, showcasing student skills and competencies; a personalized letter of recommendation; exclusive networking events with a community of success-oriented peers; and an exclusive online job board.

NSLS is the largest organization on the RSU campus, having inducted a total of 565 members to date, while promoting diversity, equity and inclusion for the success of the RSU campus.

For more information about the National Society of Leadership and Success, contact Dr. Robert Goltra at 918-343-7569 or [email protected].