Mount St. Mary’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) welcomed 100 new members into the NSLS during its end-of-year induction ceremony at the school’s Chalon Campus.
To earn induction, new members are required to participate in a variety of leadership events on campus, including speaker broadcasts, networking teams, orientation sessions and leadership training.
At the induction ceremony and dinner, NSLS Chapter President Katrina Hernandez ‘14 delivered the evening’s welcome message. She also introduced the chapter’s executive board and staff advisors, Dr. Rosalyn Kempf and Aurora Israelson – director and associate director, respectively, of the Mount’s Women’s Leadership program.
“Professor Sharon Moore, a full-time faculty member in the traditional BSN program, also gave an inspiring speech to the incoming members about being a great leader out of the goodness of one’s own heart,” Hernandez says. “Ms. Moore was then awarded honorary membership into the chapter out of appreciation for her time and consideration.”
The chapter also awarded Campus Events employees Alvaro Miranda and Lisa Melou with the chapter’s “Excellence in Service to Students Award” for everything that they do for the Mount community.
During the induction ceremony itself, new members were called to the front of the stage for recognition and handed their certificates and packets, which included a shirt and a pin. Members were then instructed to stand and affix their NSLS pins as a symbol of their pledge to promote and exemplify the qualities of a leader.
The NSLS was founded with the purpose of creating lasting positive change, based on the belief that more can be accomplished when people work together. The organization encourages community action, volunteerism, personal growth, and leadership from its chapters and members around the world.
“Since our chapter’s founding in 2010, more than 600 students have joined the NSLS at the Mount,” Kempf says. “NSLS provides students with the opportunity to develop themselves as leaders within a flexible setting that takes into account their busy lives. Students from all majors and at all levels of leadership development are able to explore their leadership potential, and find ways to take action within their school and local communities.”
Shortly after the end-of-year event, the Mount’s chapter learned of more good news to celebrate. Its outgoing vice president, Sarah Bautista ’14, was named NSLS’s Executive Board Member of the Year, having been selected out of all 400-plus NSLS chapters in the United States.