Dec. 17, 2013 — The Park University chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success held its semi-annual induction ceremony on Dec. 8 on the Parkville Campus. Thirty-four members were inducted, 33 of whom received presidential membership from the organization for having a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.
Students with an exemplary academic record are invited to join the National Society of Leadership and Success, and must complete the following to be considered for full induction: attend orientation, leadership training day, three success networking team meetings and three speaker broadcasts. Those inducted into Park’s NSLS chapter are:
• Elisha Bailey, senior fine art major, Kansas City, Mo.
• Rachel Bender, senior elementary education major, Gladstone, Mo.
• Laurel Bruening, senior history/European-classic major, Liberty, Mo. (attended Liberty High School)
• Sheena Burton, senior accounting major, Independence, Mo.
• Deborah Chibwe, Bachelor of Science in management graduate (October 2013), Independence, Mo.
• Matthew Cleeton, senior business administration/management major, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Chillicothe [Mo.] High School)
• Leanne Daley, senior early childhood education and leadership major, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Park Hill High School)
• Samantha Danielson, senior management/human resources major, Blue Springs, Mo. (attended William Chrisman High School, Independence, Mo.)
• Steven Ervay, senior communication arts/public relations major, Kansas City, Mo.
• Kelsey Faiferlick, junior psychology major, Fort Dodge, Iowa (attended St. Edmond High School)
• Kiersten Gardner, senior elementary education major, Parkville, Mo. (attended Park Hill South High School, Riverside, Mo.)
• Earl Hampton, senior management/computer information systems major, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Saint Clair [Mo.] High School)
• Terri Harmon, senior geography/physical major, Kansas City, Mo.
• Adam Hix, senior sociology major, Kansas City, Mo.
• Valerie Hix, senior psychology major, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Sherman [Texas] High School)
• Triumfia Houmbie, junior business administration/international business major, Cotonou, Benin
• Faizatou Imoro, senior information and computer science major, Kansas City, Mo. (originally from Cotonou, Benin)
• Mika Mahyenga, junior economics major, Parkville, Mo. (originally from Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
• Joseph McLaughlin, senior business administration/management major, Liberty, Mo. (attended Grain Valley [Mo.] High School)
• Anna Menninger, sophomore sociology major, Platte City, Mo. (attended Platte County High School)
• Amanda Miller, junior business administration/marketing major, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Grain Valley [Mo.] High School)
• Linda Myers, senior management major, Kansas City, Mo.
• Doreen Nakagiri, freshman information/computer science/software engineering major, Parkville, Mo. (originally from Kampala, Uganda)
• Katie Overholtzer, senior business administration/finance major, Liberty, Mo. (attended Liberty High School)
• Andrea Palmer, senior secondary education/social studies major (and October 2006 Bachelor of Public Affairs graduate), Kansas City, Mo. (attended North Kansas City [Mo.] High School)
• Caleb Pooker, sophomore criminal justice/law enforcement major, Kearney, Mo.
• Meredith Reese, senior social psychology and sociology major, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Winnetonka High School)
• Clarissa Schooley, senior business administration/finance major, Overland Park, Kan. (attended Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park, Kan.)
• Rodson Sigrah, senior accounting major, Kosrae, Micronesia
• John Taylor, senior social psychology major, Excelsior Springs, Mo.
• Evonne Truelove, senior management/human resources major, Kansas City, Kan.
• James Vreeland, junior English writing major, Independence, Mo. (attended Center Place Restoration School)
• Victoria Wellons, senior English writing major, Overland Park, Kan. (attended Olathe [Kan.] East High School)
• Atse Yapo, senior economics major, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
In addition, John Hamilton, Ph.D., associate professor of criminal justice, and John Lofflin, professor of journalism and photography, were honored with the “Excellence in Service to Students Award.” This award is presented to Park staff/faculty who exemplify leadership, mentor abilities and commitment to bettering the lives of students. Daniel Krulewich, adjunct instructor of mathematics, and James Moes, adjunct instructor of management, were recognized with the “Excellence in Teaching Award.” This award is presented to selected Park faculty members who exemplify the qualities taught within the NSLS, and make a significant difference in the lives of students at Park through their dedication to education.
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