A collegiate honor society serves to encourage and recognize superior scholarship, leadership, or research achievement, both in broad and specialized fields of education. At Morton College in Cicero, the National Society of Leadership Success (NSLS) is quickly becoming a force for creating leaders and helping students develop organization, communication, and goal-setting skills.
"The NSLS was created in 2001, but we just brought it to Morton College in 2018," explained Gabriela Mata, Director of Student Activities for Morton College. "Since May of 2019, we've increased our membership to a total of 504 members, which includes 111 alumni."
The NSLS is the largest leadership society in the U.S., enrolling over a million members in 655 collegiate chapters. It offers a special focus on leadership.
"To become a member of NSLS, several things are required," added Mata. "Members participate in an orientation, a Leadership Training Day, three Speaker Broadcasts, and three Success Networking Team meetings."
Benefits of membership include awards and scholarships, access to an online job bank, partner discounts and other benefits, a monthly newsletter, and a member shop. Graduates receive a letter of recommendation, graduation honors, a Leadership Training certificate, leadership opportunities, and access to additional scholarships and awards.
In 2019, Morton College announced that two of their students, sophomore Peter Salas and freshman Dylan Miller, received recognition from NSLS for their Spring 2019 scholarship applications. "Out of over a million members, the NSLS awarded 88 student scholarships," said Mata. "Two of these 88 students from across the nation attend Morton College."
Morton College is the second-oldest community college in Illinois. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life of those in Cicero and the surrounding communities through offering exemplary teaching and learning opportunities and community service. For more information about NSLS, please visit www.nsls.org. For more information about Morton College, please contact:
3801 S. Central Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804