The Kishwaukee College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success held an induction ceremony May 4 on campus. The NSLS chapter at Kishwaukee College was established in fall 2014. The chapter advisers are Scott Kawall and Pernevlon Ellis.
The mission of NSLS is to help students discover and achieve their goals. The society, founded by Gary Tuerack, emphasizes the six steps of leadership: clarification of purpose, creation of a shared vision, challenge of the status quo, inspiration of positive action, empowerment of others, and continuous improvement. The society was founded in 2001 and has more than half a million members at 500 colleges across the United States.
New Chapter officers for the 2018-2019 academic year, recognized at the induction ceremony, are: Christine Newman-Askins, Rochelle, president; Tiffany Newman-Askins, Rochelle, vice president; Rosemary Komes, DeKalb, society events; and Emily Plauck, Sycamore, community service chair.
In addition, members who qualified for National Engaged Leader Awards were recognized. NELA members have attended additional speaker broadcasts, network team meetings and community service hours above and beyond the standard membership requirements. Receiving NELA recognitions were: Erika Cabral, Rochelle; Rosemary Komes, DeKalb; Emily Plauck, Sycamore; and Armani Searcy, DeKalb.
The chapter also recognized faculty and staff members at Kishwaukee College for their support of the student experience on campus. Receiving a Plaque of Recognition were the following: for Excellence in Teaching – Tania Nezrick and Laura Murdaugh; for Excellence in Service to Students – Kim Green and Tracy Komadina.
At the induction ceremony at Kishwaukee College, 29 students joined NSLS. Local students inducted into the society include:
Cortland: Samantha Guadarrama
DeKalb: Anna Arnold, Taylor Casey, Deana Clark, Travis DeOliveira, Waad Elgosbi, Micaela Garcia, Jacob Giuliano, Steven Horton, Ginger McQueen, Kwangjum Moon, Jack Murphy, Abraham Rodriguez, Jordan Smith, Alyssa Toma and Jorge Trejo
Kingston: Christina Fisher and Joann Wille
Sycamore: Sandra Brasher Jorns, Devynn Gordon, Rebecca Hungerford, Madison Hunt, Lindsey Kwidzinski and Tom Mitchell