Milligan inducts 46 students into leadership society

Beth Anderson congratulates Chelsea Brunsman on her induction into The National Society of Leadership and Success.

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Dec. 7, 2012) — This week, Milligan College inducted a record 46 new members into its chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success, an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals.

“This is the largest class we have inducted since Milligan established its chapter in 2007,” said Beth Anderson, chapter advisor and director of Milligan’s Institute for Servant Leadership. “Milligan now has 227 active members and 250 alumni of this organization. The mission of this society is a good fit with Milligan because it encourages students to explore their gifts and talents and discover how they can be servant-leaders.”

Students earning at least a 3.0 grade point average are invited pursue membership. After accepting the invitation, the students must complete several requirements, including a leadership training day. Candidates also attend three small-group gatherings throughout the semester and listen to nationally-known motivational speakers provided through a satellite feed.

“I like this organization because it makes sure the students have certain tools before they are inducted into the society,” Anderson said. “Milligan has great student leaders who guide prospective members through the steps. In October, we sent our officers to a conference and they came back with lots of ideas and enthusiasm to grow our chapter here at Milligan.”

The local inductees include Johnson City, Tenn., students Linda Arnold, Kimberly Bayne, Eeva Clark, Macy Garland, Amber Leach, Taylor Martin, Jonathan Thomas and Maria Vazquez; Elizabethton, Tenn., students Brittany Brown, Sierra Gay and Kathryn Hartman; Erwin, Tenn., students Karen Villanueva Castellon and Brianne Fender; Jonesborough, Tenn., students Lindsey Kyker and Lydia Lockner; Kingsport, Tenn., students Sarah Blessing and Emily Stone; Laura Allen of Unicoi; James Bowman of Bristol, Va.; Sterling Herron of Butler, Tenn.; Erin Brant of Limestone; Tiffany Gasperson of Fall Branch, Tenn.; and Denise Lyons of Watauga, Tenn.

Other inductees include Hannah Appel, Chelsea Brunsman, Brittany Dale, Heather Exline, Abigail Gibbons, Ryan Gray, Megan Hale, Kylie Kastens, Krista Lambdin, Jessica Lane, Bryan McDowell, Catherine McMahon, Alec Moore, Laura Pappas, Jordan Price, Lauren Reed, Hannah Reedy, Sean Robinson, Rebecca Seaman, Meagan Smith, Lauren Tapp, Sandré Wilson and Karina Yañez.

In addition to the inductees, four graduating seniors — Ryan Gray, Jonathan Thomas, Jordan Price and Sandré Wilson — received special recognition at the ceremony.

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Posted by on December 7, 2012.