University celebrated the induction of its inaugural class of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) during a ceremony held Saturday,
December 1st at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness.
University is the newest chapter of the National Society of Leadership and
Success (NSLS) in the U.S.
Earlier this semester,
the Student Government Association (SGA) approved the official establishment of
a chapter of the NSLS at SFU. The SGA's goals include a commitment to
leadership development for undergraduate students.
Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Ph.D., provided the keynote address for the
ceremony focusing his comments on attributes of selfless servant
leadership. Ms. Jordan Perry, Senior Chapter Support Manager from the
National Society, was also in attendance for the event to congratulate the
members on their achievement and to personally induct each new member.
Many parents, family members, and friends were in attendance to share in the
celebration of the 31 students who were inducted into the newly formed Saint Francis University chapter.
The students who were inducted into the
National Society of Leadership and Success can be viewed here.
The evening also
recognized five members of the Saint Francis University community who have made
significant contributions to the academic success of the students at SFU.
The chapter members selected
Dr. Denise Damico, Associate Professor of History & Political Science and
current Faculty Senate President, to receive the Society's Excellence
in Teaching Award. Also selected was Dr. Frank Montecalvo, Vice President
for Strategic Partnerships & Student Development, for the Society's Excellence
in Service to Students Award.
Father Malachi, Dr. Damico, and
Dr. Montecalvo were also inducted as Honorary Members into the Society along
with Chapter Advisor, Dr. Bobby Anderson, Director of Student Engagement &
Leadership Development, and Chapter Co-Advisor, Mr. Luke Trotz, Assistant
Director of Student Engagement.
The Saint Francis
chapter of the NSLS has already accepted 31 applicants to complete the Foundations
of Leadership program in the Spring 2019 semester.
NSLS is the nation's
largest leadership honor society whose purpose is "building leaders who
make a better world." Founded in 2001, the NSLS has since expanded to
over 600 chapters nationwide and has inducted nearly 1 million members.
Unlike most honor societies, in order to achieve induction for lifetime membership,
the students are required to complete over 10 hours of training and development
in the NSLS' Foundations of Leadership program which focuses
on developing an individual's sense of purpose, effective communications, goal
setting and achievement, and team-work. Students are selected by their college for membership based on
either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized
achievement of honorable distinction.
about the NSLS can be found at the national website (nsls.org)
and questions pertaining to the new SFU chapter can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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