Snead State Community College inducted 18 students into the National Society of Leadership and Success on Tuesday, Dec. 14, but the students weren’t the only ones recognized during the ceremony.
NSLS is the nation’s largest leadership honor society and helps people discover and achieve their goals. 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. NSLS has 588 chapters and more than 800,000 membership nationwide.
Each year the Snead State NSLS chapter presents an Excellence in Service to Students Award to an individual who exemplifies leadership and mentorship and who has demonstrated commitment to bettering the lives of students.
Vice President for Student Services Jason Cannon, also a co-sponsor of Snead’s NSLS chapter, presented the award to Snead State President Dr. Joe Whitmore.
“I was surprised and humbled with the recognition, but service to students goes beyond just one person. The award is a tribute to all of our Snead State family and their dedication to student excellence and success,” said Dr. Whitmore.
To be inducted in the leadership program, students have to complete requirements such as attending a two-hour orientation meeting, attending a four-hour leadership training day, attending at least three speaker broadcasts, meeting regularly with peer groups throughout the semester, and submitting at least three essays detailing goals and their progress.
Inductees into the National Society of Leadership and Success at Snead State Community College include:
Albertville: Anna Chavez, Ana Karen De La Cruz, Joe Figueroa, Fatima Garcia, Edwin Jarquin, Jennifer Martinez Colin, Arturo Ramos-Jimenez, Vanessa Santoyo, and Mauricio Zurita-Cortez.
Altoona: Grace Gilbreath.
Attalla: Macy Noojin.
Boaz: Madalyn Droze and Cindy Guerrero.
Crossville: Jerika Gary.
Gadsden: Coley Hays.
Guntersville: David Pedraza.
Horton: Zackary Darnell and Lillyian Smith.
The ceremony was the first NSLS induction ceremony held in-person since Fall 2019, but students in the induction classes of Fall 2020, Spring 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters were recognized through virtual ceremonies coordinated through the NSLS headquarters. Students inducted in the virtual ceremonies included:
Albertville: Mark Adams, Jacquelyn Aguilar-Nieto, Guadalupe Aguilera Chavez, Mauren Arreaga, Diana Bautista, Miriam Chavez Ibarra, Cresha Chaviers, Alexandra Contreras, Gabriel Cruz, Nayeli Cruz, Angelie Delgado, Kevin Do, Rosalinda Dominguez, Zoey Dorsett, Sarah Ford, Scarlette Hernandez, Tomas Jimenez Nicolas, John Kitchens, Rylee McCullars, Jerardo Rodriquez, Hunter Sampson, Salma Santiago, Gennesse Saravia, AnnaGrace Stephens, Anna Strange, Julianna Tidmore, Anthony Vazquez, and Jennifer Voss.
Altoona: Cathy Keeton and Caitlyn Robinson.
Arab: Kenleigh Blackmon, Royen Hughes, Kathryn Langley, Laura Pike, and Kahla Wright.
Athens: Kiara Robinson.
Attalla: Kyle Morgan.
Birmingham: Katherine Gray.
Boaz: Melissa Aragon, Yajaira Arreguin, Makenlee Beck, Ashia Bice, Sadie Burns, Gracie Duncan, Katelyn Dunnaway, Alanna Eller, Elvis Franco, Drake Hammett, Hannah Hawkins, Carleigh Johnson, Emily Jones, Grace Kelley, Jake Knighten, Brisa Martinez, Melissa Martinez, Johnathon McCord, Yunuen Mendoza, Kandra Murdock, Rebecca Oden, Roman Peppers, Maribel Perez, Kristen Pfeiffer, Alina Ramirez-Perez, Maria Renteria, Felicity Rowe, Megan Slaton, Tylor Stevens, Abby Stewart, Cailey Talton, Ashley Thomas, Litzi Toledo, Lauren Wilborn, and Jayda Willoughby.
Bremen: Bailey Swann.
Brownsboro: Anna Harmening and Skyler Pittson.
Collinsville: Sean Kirk.
Cordova: Rebecca Taylor.
Crossville: Maribel Cortez, Jordan Elrod, Emma Harper, Emily McDuffie, and Savannah Stevens.
Cullman: Adan Campos.
Fayetteville, Tenn.: Abigail Hornbuckle.
Fort Payne: Hayley Igou.
Gadsden: Sarah Gatlin, Shenika Higgins, Destiny Howell, Rhonda Lasseter, Jaime Sitz, and Dakota Smith.
Gallant: Ronald Clark and Molly Garnett.
Gardendale: Kaitlyn Clark and Jaycee Dill.
Grant: Elizabeth Hammett and Kennedy Walker.
Guntersville: Dalton Belyeu, Amanda Harden, Caroline Kirk, and Matthew Reeves.
Hartselle: James Sledd.
Horton: Alexander Bernachi, Anna Brown, Timothy Buckelew, and John David Hutchens.
Huntsville: Lexea Mifflin.
Indianapolis, Ind.: Roomie Jasne.
Joppa: Gavin Boler.
Langston: Marshall Cravey.
Madison: Anna Lucas.
Moulton: Savannah Graham.
Oneonta: Stephen Dean, Erika Duarte, William Owens, and Phoebe Wallace.
Pinson: Lana Knight and Lemuel Tucker.
Rainsville: Jesse Needham.
Remlap: Kassandra Soto.
Seale: Jeraine Ellis.
Springville: Jacqueline Rhodes.
Tarrant: Simonne Wells.
Union Grove: Charleston Burgess.
Warrior: Shelby Payne.