Park University Students Inducted Into National Society Of Leadership And Success

The Park University chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success held its semi-annual induction ceremony on Dec. 2, 2012. Fifty-six members were inducted, 49 of whom received presidential membership from the organization for having a grade point average of 3.3 or higher. (Note: Inductee list is below.)

Margaret Arnold, assistant director of Park’s Academic Support Center, and Don Wise, coordinator of nonprofit and community services and instructor of public administration in the University’s Hauptmann School for Public Affairs, 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. Ron Brecke, Ph.D., professor of political science, John Dean, assistant professor of computer science, and Lee Nordgren, D.Sc., visiting assistant professor of management, were recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award. This award is presented to selected Park faculty 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. Mililani Hayselden, international programs adviser, Office of International Student Admissions and Services, was presented with an honorary membership in to the organization for embodying the spirit of the NSLS and for her continued demonstration of leadership qualities in a personal and professional capacity.

To become a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, students must attend orientation, a leadership training day, three success networking team meetings and three speaker presentations during the year. Those inducted into Park’s NSLS chapter are (* received presidential membership award): •* Maria Alzate, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Carlisle [Pa.] High School) •* Amritpal Athwal, Platte City, Mo. (attended Platte County High School) •* Callie Beaver, Webb City, Mo. (attended Webb City High School) •* Bailie Berner, Independence, Mo. (attended Truman High School) •* Luke Bossert, Weatherby Lake, Mo. (attended Park Hill High School, Kansas City, Mo.) •* Nadejda Bucsan, Chisinau, Moldova •* Janel Campbell, St. Joseph, Mo. (attended Wathena [Kan.] High School) •Kelsey Clark, Parkville, Mo. (attended Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park, Kan.) •James Claytor, Kansas City, Mo. •Lauren Clemons, Kearney, Mo. (attended Kearney High School) •Angela Cummins, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Maryville [Mo.] High School) •* Jessica Dixon, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Park High South High School, Riverside, Mo.) •* Cordell Eby, Kansas City, Mo. •* Allison Enke, Independence, Mo. •* Sabine Fettig, Excelsior Springs, Mo. •* Kathryn Fitzgerald, Overland Park, Kan. (attended Shawnee Mission South High School) •* Evelyne Gacii, Overland Park, Kan. (originally from Mweiga, Kenya) •* William Garrett, Shawnee, Kan. (attended Foothill High School, Bakersfield, Calif.) •* Joshua Hall, Shawnee, Kan. •* Alicia Hanauer, Parkville, Mo. (attended Park Hill South High School, Riverside, Mo.) •* Cynthia Hart, Kansas City, Mo. •Mehrsima Hashemi-Nia, Kansas City, Mo. •* Madison Hiatt, Weston, Mo. (attended West Platte High School) •* Angelica Hodgdon, Independence, Mo. (attended William Chrisman High School) •* Aaron Huffman, Lansing, Kan. •* Marie Jean-Baptiste, Independence, Mo. •Rebecca Johnson-Zeh, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Southwest Charter School) •* Parker Jones, Sugar Creek, Mo. (attended Fort Osage High School, Independence, Mo.) •* Sandra Jones, Grandview, Mo. •Dina Juarez, Kansas City, Mo. •Agata Kalisz, Kansas City, Mo. • Kasey King, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Park Hill South High School, Riverside, Mo.) •Jennifer Krupa, Parkville, Mo. (attended Park Hill South High School, Riverside, Mo.) •* April LeBlond, Gardner, Kan. (attended Blue Valley High School, Overland Park, Kan.) •* Joseph Malone, Blue Springs, Mo. (attended Blue Springs High School) •* Lauren Miller, St. Charles, Mo. (attended St. Dominic High School, O’Fallon, Mo.) •* Natasha Moore, Grain Valley, Mo. (attended Atlantic [Iowa] High School) •* Sophia Morales, Kansas City, Mo. •* Brad Myer-Greenstreet, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Liberty [Mo.] High School) •* Nicholas Norton, Blue Springs, Mo. (attended Fort Osage High School, Independence, Mo.) •* Alyssa Porter, Edgerton, Mo. (attended North Platte High School, Dearborn, Mo.) •* Molly Ritchie, Richmond, Mo. (attended Richmond High School) •* Richa Rizal, Parkville, Mo. (originally from Kathmandu, Nepal) •* Kirsten Schow, Archie, Mo. (attended Archie High School) •* Sarah Shaw, Camden Point, Mo. (attended North Platte High School, Dearborn, Mo.) •* Sarah Simms, Independence, Mo. (attended Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kan.) •* Kasey Skidmore, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Raytown [Mo.] High School) •* Rachel Stagg, Independence, Mo. (attended William Chrisman High School) •Kristine Stowell, Oak Grove, Mo. • Renu Tamang, Parkville, Mo. (originally from Kathmandu, Nepal) •Sarah Taylor, Blue Springs, Mo. •* LaTisha Terrell, Kansas City, Kan. •* Michelle Travers, Hazelwood, Mo. (attended Incarnate Word Academy, St. Louis, Mo.) •* Michael Wilson, Smithville, Mo. (attended North Platte High School, Dearborn, Mo.) •* Kelsey Zieber, Plattsburg, Mo. (attended Plattsburg High School) •* Andrew Ziller, Kansas City, Mo. (attended Winnetonka High School)

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