NSLS earns founder’s award


Panola NSLS earns recognition.

The Panola Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (aka Sigma Alpha Pi) earned the coveted Founder’s award for their work this past scholastic year.  To receive this award, the Panola chapter had to complete 8 of the 10 core pillars (Panola completed all 10 and 2 bonus pillars):

  1. Attending at least 80% of weekly phone calls with Panola’s national contact.
  2. Holding at least 2 Chapter Leadership Retreats.
  3. Holding regular executive board meetings with Chapter leadership.
  4. Hosting orientations, leadership training days, speaker broadcasts, and inductions throughout the year.
  5. Attending regional professional development (Regional Leadership Retreats).
  6. Inducting at least 40% of chapter members.  Members are not inducted until they complete 1 orientation, 1 leadership training day, 3 speaker broadcasts, and 3 success networking team meetings.
  7. Sending Bi-Annual Invitations.
  8. Having at least 5 active leaders through the major semesters.
  9. Keeping in regular contact with members throughout the major semesters using the NSLS learning management system.
  10. Holding at least 2 Community Service Events.

This honor drastically reduces chapter dues for the upcoming year, and places Panola’s chapter in the upper percentage of the 655 national chapters.  Corey Johnson (NSLS faculty advisor) said, “This award is a direct result of the vision put forward by chapter leaders Tucker Merritt and Hugo Carrasco Bohorquez, and the S.M.A.R.T. goals of our inducted members.”

NSLS Chapter invitations for the Fall 2018 cohort were mailed in early August.  The Chapter’s first two orientations are scheduled for 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, and 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11. Meetings will be held in the HNS 1200 classroom.