The National Society of Leadership and Success
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In this Issue: 
Letter from the PresidentAnnouncementsSuccess CornerSociety Spotlight Monthly Motivation

Letter From the President: 

Dear Society Member,


As the countdown to 2017 begins, I would like to take this opportunity to discuss how you can jump-start your New Year’s goals by proactively navigating the days ahead, while knowing which detours to avoid.

Take a moment to think back to some of your previous New Year’s goals. Were you successful in achieving them?

According to a University of Scranton Journal of Clinical Psychology study, only eight percent of people are successful in achieving their New Year’s resolution.

If you are in the 92%, don’t worry! You need not wait until January to take proactive measures to ensure your success this year.

More often than not, the goals we set stem from a previous failure or shortcoming. For example, if your goals are to spend less money, become more physically fit, or achieve better grades, chances are you’ve previously come up short in these areas, possibly due to impulsive actions.

This month, I urge you to take proactive measures toward your New Year’s goals by refraining from any impulses or detours that will set you back from achieving them. Whether it’s a desire to make a spontaneous purchase, skip a workout or cancel plans with your study group, take a moment to get some perspective on the situation and its overall effect on your long term goals before making a final decision.

“Sleep on it. See if you still think the option you're considering is as important from a distance as it was at close range.”

-Art Markman, PhD, Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, Founding Director of “Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations”

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish you a strong finish to your fall semester.

Best wishes,

Charles Knippen
President
The National Society of Leadership and Success

Success Corner: 

Society Produces Leadership Skills


The National Society of Leadership and Success chapter at Biola University began its first full semester on campus, and Society leaders and students are already finding the organization to be helpful. The Society’s goals include increasing student leadership skills and helping students form and accomplish goals through orientation, leadership training, live speaker broadcasts and success networking teams. The Society has already exceeded the expectations of several students and Society leaders.

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Barchett Named Student Laureate


Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner announced Society member Charles J. Barchett of the Bradley University chapter as one of the 2016 outstanding college students honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. The Academy recognized Barchett during the annual Student Laureate Convocation on Saturday, November 12 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield.

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Monthly Motivation: 

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.”

― Cavett Robert



10 Ways to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick
By: Sarah Mahoney

There's an inevitable rhythm to January 1 at my house. I take down the tree, vacuum up pine needles, and start making my New Year's resolutions. The list usually looks like this: Lose weight. Swear off TV and saturated fat. Eat salads. Call Dad more. Write that novel. Floss. By midday I'm worn out, intermittently dozing in front of a football game and swiping my husband's million-calorie nachos.

It's not that I totally lack discipline. It's just that I don't sufficiently appreciate what's going on in my brain, explains Joseph Shrand, M.D., an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Self-restraint is a rational desire, which means it lives in the front of the brain, the section that's most recently evolved and most vulnerable to being overruled by survival instincts.

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Our members are leading and inspiring individuals on their campuses and in their communities across the country every day, and we want to help tell those stories! Articles and other content for upcoming newsletters can be submitted anytime to communications@societyleadership.org. Please include photos from your event, and let us know what you were doing, who participated and how it impacted your members and community. So many chapters are making a difference every day. Keep up the good work!

Society Spotlight: 

Chapter Events
and Highlights


Jacksonville University

Top 40 Business Students 2016

Jacksonville University Society members Michelle Hanes, John Rafferty and Bryan Shell were named to Advantage Business Magazine's "Top 40 Business Students 2016." The annual article highlights the highest performing JU business students of the year, as the "Top 40" approach graduation from the Davis College of Business.

Michelle Hanes
Major: Accounting and Finance
"Hanes has put all of her time and devotion into school and to make sure she gets the best possible grades she can while learning as much as possible. She also stays as actively involved in JU clubs and groups as possible. She is the finance sector and alumni manager for the Dolphin Student Investment Fund."

John Rafferty
Major:
Business Management
"Rafferty has excelled in class while working full-time and raising two young children. He is dedicated to helping others achieve success and believes in the importance of getting a degree. He strives to be a role model for those at work who think it is too late to go back to school."

Bryan Shell
Major:
Finance and Business Management
"Shell strives to achieve a great academic record—he has made the President’s list the previous three consecutive semesters and Dean’s list previously—but he also appreciates and values the information learned through the process. He is extremely focused and driven to achieve his aspirations and to establish a great network. A recent professor provided a recommendation on his behalf, recognizing that Shell demonstrates unsurpassable motivation and work ethic and ranked in the top 1 percent of the class."

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Announcements: 

Society Shop: Celebrate Graduation with Society Cords & Stoles

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, many of our graduating seniors are preparing for their next developmental phase, whether it is in pursuit of an advanced degree or a professional career.

Many campuses recognize distinguishing achievements, such as induction into the Society, by allowing graduates to wear honor cords and stoles during the commencement ceremony. If your campus supports this practice, and you have completed all the steps to induction, we invite you to celebrate your accomplishment by visiting the Society Shop to order your Society graduation regalia. Don't forget to share pictures of you wearing your Society cords and stoles with us via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using #theNSLS!


Please note: The Society honor cords, stole and charm are reserved for our inducted members only. We experience heavy order volume at the end of each semester, so we encourage you to place this order as soon as you are eligible.


 
Pillars represent the ten best practices of successful chapters.
 
We are excited to recognize our chapters that have gone above and beyond by receiving the Founder's List and Order of Sigma awards this fall. Congratulations!
 
 

Order of Sigma
The Order of Sigma award is the Society's highest honor in our pillar program, reserved for those who successfully complete all ten pillars in the administration of their chapters.

* Chapters that received Order of Sigma in both Fall 2015 and Fall 2016
** Chapters that received Founder's List in 2015 and became Order of Sigma honorees in Fall 2016
Fall 2016 Recipients

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

RIO SALADO COLLEGE

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY **

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY *

CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE - COLUMBUS **

SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE **

CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE - GRAND ISLAND **

SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY **

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY **

ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY - STATEN ISLAND CAMPUS

FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - LARIMER CAMPUS **

ST. JOHN'S UNIVERSITY *

IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE-COLUMBUS

SUNY BROOME COMMUNITY COLLEGE

JOHNSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE *

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE *

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AT TRUMBULL

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-SAN ANTONIO *

KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE

TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITY *

MARIST COLLEGE **

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN *

MERCER UNIVERSITY - MACON *

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM **

MIAMI UNIVERSITY HAMILTON

UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON - DOWNTOWN *

MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY **

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE *

NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY **

UTICA COLLEGE

ODESSA COLLEGE

VISTA COLLEGE - LONGVIEW


Founder's List
The Founder's List award is given to Society Chapters that successfully complete eight out of ten pillars.

* Chapters that received Founder's List in both Fall 2015 and Fall 2016
Fall 2016 Recipients
ADAMS STATE UNIVERSITY *
MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY *
AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MOTT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
MOUNT SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES* 
ARMSTRONG STATE UNIVERSITY
NASH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ASHEVILLE-BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
NEWBERRY COLLEGE *
AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
AVERETT UNIVERSITY
NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE
BARUCH COLLEGE - CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
NORTHEAST LAKEVIEW COLLEGE *
BENEDICT COLLEGE *
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE *
BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE *
NORTHWEST VISTA COLLEGE
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY
OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
BRADLEY UNIVERSITY
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
CALDWELL COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
OUR LADY OF THE LAKE UNIVERSITY
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES
PARK UNIVERSITY *
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD
PENN STATE BEHREND
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO *
PENN STATE HARRISBURG *
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTEREY BAY *
PENNSYLVANIA HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE *  
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE
PIEDMONT COLLEGE
CATAWBA COLLEGE
PIMA MEDICAL INSTITUTE
CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE - HASTINGS *
PURDUE UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST
CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE *
RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY *
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE
COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY *
ROANOKE COLLEGE *
COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY *
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF DENVER
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY *
DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY *
SAINT JOSEPH'S COLLEGE
DEL MAR COLLEGE
SAN JACINTO COLLEGE
DEVRY UNIVERSITY - ATLANTA
SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE *
DEVRY UNIVERSITY - LONG BEACH *
SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY
EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SCHREINER UNIVERSITY
EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY *  
SOUTH CENTRAL COLLEGE
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE
EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-RUIDOSO
SPRING HILL COLLEGE
ENTERPRISE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE *
ST. AMBROSE UNIVERSITY
FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE
STEVENSON UNIVERSITY
FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE *
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
GEORGIA GWINNETT COLLEGE *
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY *  
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-CENTRAL TEXAS *
GREEN MOUNTAIN COLLEGE
THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK
HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE - COLEMAN COLLEGE FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS *
IMMACULATA UNIVERSITY
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO *
INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON *
THIEL COLLEGE *
INDIANA UNIVERSITY EAST
TOWSON UNIVERSITY
INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST *
TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTHEAST *
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL INDIANA *  
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO *
JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY *  
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE *
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO COLORADO SPRINGS
JUNIATA COLLEGE *
UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY *  
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
LA ROCHE COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-ST. LOUIS *
LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE *
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO *
LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO
LOUISIANA DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH - BRADFORD
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY - NEW ORLEANS *  
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON *
MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY
MARION TECHNICAL COLLEGE *
UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD
MARS HILL UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH *
MARSHALL UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STEVENS POINT
MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
VALLEY CITY STATE UNIVERSITY *
MERCER UNIVERSITY - ATLANTA
WAUBONSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MERCYHURST NORTH EAST *
WEST TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY *
METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER *  
WESTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY *
WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY *
WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN *
WILSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  Stay tuned for the March Newsletter when we recognize our Spring 2016 recipients.



Member Benefits

StudentUniverse




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The Society is excited to partner with StudentUniverse to provide Society members with discounted flights, hotels and tours!

Use StudentUniverse to book any type of travel - Spring Break, a flight home, Study Abroad, or even a weekend getaway!


Before you book, don’t forget to check out the StudentUniverse promo codes page to see if they are running any deals that you can layer on top of your already discounted student travel for extra savings!

Never Used StudentUniverse Before?

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Special Offer for Society Members:

Receive an additional $25 off your next international flight from the U.S. to any international destination listed on studentuniverse.com using promo code NSLS25 at checkout.


Exclusions Apply: Offer is only valid for Society members and StudentUniverse users. Excludes travel to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Promo code expires 12/31/2016. Promo code expires 12/31/2016.

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Hotelogical


For the full list of partner discounts you receive as a Society member, click here.

As a Society member, you have access to unpublished hotel discounts and other special offers at 150,000+ brand name, boutique and independent hotels & resorts around the world. Members receive access to hotel deals for FREE, as the normal $99 fee for access is waived! Click here for more information.