VC begins chapter of National Society of Leadership and Success

Elaine Everett-Hensley

Victoria College has established a chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success, which is the nation’s largest leadership honor society and collegiate leadership development program.

The NSLS is an accredited leadership development program that builds leadership, career and life skills for students. Victoria College students began receiving nominations during the current Fall 2020 semester. Orientation for the nominated students was held on Oct. 16 and 19. The NSLS hosts a speaker series that has included individuals such as Tiki Barber, Steve Madden and Trevor Noah.

“Membership is available to a limited number of students,” said Victoria College Student Life Director Elaine Everett-Hensley, who serves as a chapter co-advisor with Student Support Specialist Chelsee Frank. “Before being inducted into the NSLS, students must complete a step-by-step leadership program that offers them opportunities to develop in-demand skills like leadership, communication and team-building.”

Victoria College students who have earned six to 36 credit hours and have maintained at least a 2.75 GPA (grade point average) received an invitation to join the NSLS. As of Nov. 2, more than 150 VC students have joined.

Among the benefits for NSLS members is access to a five-step leadership program, scholarships, awards, jobs and internships. Members will take part in a Leadership Training Day that will include Six Foundations of Leadership. Members will also view three speaker broadcasts and attend three Success Networking Team meetings, where they will help each other plan and set mini-goals to accomplish their ultimate goals.

“Being in the NSLS will be profitable to me by helping me develop my leadership skills while leaving no stones unturned,” said VC student Rory Delavega. “I believe these achievements are stepping stones to greater opportunities.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members will meet virtually, using the remote meeting platform Big Blue Button.

“We are committed to preparing our students to be global leaders, and NSLS is providing our students with training that will help them to be leaders in the classroom and in the global workforce,” said Edrel Stoneham, VC’s dean of Student Services. This is an enriching opportunity for our students here at Victoria College.”