Park University Students Inducted into National Society of Leadership and Success

Monday, January 9, 2017

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The Park University chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success held its semiannual induction ceremony on the University’s Parkville Campus on Dec. 5. Twenty-six students were inducted, two of whom received the National Engaged Leader Award.

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.

April Haberyan, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Ellen Finley Earhart Department of Nursing, and Gail Hennessy, assistant professor of education and director of undergraduate programs within the School of Education, were recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award. This award is presented to Park faculty members who personify the qualities taught within the NSLS, and make a significant difference in the lives of students at Park through their dedication to education. Robin Williams, a member of Park’s Sodexo Dining Services staff, was 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 better the live of students. In addition, Andrea Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor and program coordinator of fine art, chair of art, design and interdisciplinary studies, and the director of Park’s Campanella Gallery, was inducted into Park’s chapter of NSLS as an honorary member.

Those students inducted into Park’s NSLS chapter are:
          •  Bader Abdulrahman I. Almuqbil, December 2016 graduate with Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice administration/law enforcement, Kansas City, Mo.
          •  Mikaelah Barzee, senior English writing major, Kansas City, Mo.
          •  Shania Felix, sophomore biology major, Pohnpei, Micronesia (attended Xavier High School, Chuuk, Micronesia)
          •  Iris Gaughan, senior criminal justice administration/corrections major, Olathe, Kan.; also earned National Engaged Leader Award
          •  Victoria Gaughan, December 2016 graduate with Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice administration/law enforcement, Olathe, Kan. (attended Olathe South High School); also earned National Engaged Leader Award
          •  Lindsay E. Graham, senior business administration/human resources major, Weatherby Lake, Mo. (attended Park Hill High School, Kansas City, Mo.)
          •  Timothy B. Griffin, junior psychology major, Kansas City, Mo.
          •  Zachary M. Hahn, senior biology major, Kansas City, Mo.
          •  Waizheng He, senior psychology major, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Mehlville High School, St. Louis, Mo.)
          •  Rachel C. Jones, currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree (also received Bachelor of Science degrees in 2009 [management/human resources] and 2013 [management/healthcare], Kansas City, Mo.
          •  Brandon Mychal Lightfoot, senior secondary education/social studies major, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Staley High School)
          •  Heather D. Lintner, senior secondary education/fine art major, Kansas City, Mo. (attended West Platte High School, Weston, Mo.)
          •  Aleksandra A. Masiuk, senior business administration/logistics major, Kansas City, Mo.
          •  Munaa Marsuk Mbarak, junior chemistry major, Mombasa, Kenya
          •  Sanket D. Mitha, currently pursuing Master of Business Administration degree (also received Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in December 2016), Kansas City, Mo. (attended Park Hill High School)
          •  Robert Pearson, currently pursuing Master of Business Administration degree (also received Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/human resources in December 2016), Kansas City, Mo. (attended Darlington [S.C.] High School)
          •  Gabriella E. Rolon, sophomore legal studies major, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
          •  Karena M. Shinneman, senior social work major, Kansas City, Mo.
          •  Kenye N. Sigrah, senior accounting major, Kosrae, Micronesia (attended Kosrae High School and Park Hill High School, Kansas City, Mo.)
          •  Alexis T. Stewart, senior secondary education/social studies major, Liberty, Mo.
          •  Allie T. Storm, sophomore elementary education/math and special education major, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Winnetonka High School)
          •  Tiffany D. Stubblefield, senior social psychology major, Kansas City, Mo.
          •  Juan Carlos Uribe, currently pursuing Master of Business Administration degree, Highland Falls, N.Y.
          •  Camilla K. Willoughby, sophomore interior design major, Overland Park, Kan. (attended Blue Valley Northwest High School)
          •  Rui Wu, sophomore business administration/international business major, Urumqi City, China
          •  Nan Zhang, senior business administration/human resources and business administration/management major, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Park Hill South High School, Riverside, Mo.)