National Society of Leadership and Success




Sigma Alpha Pi

A-B Tech's Chapter of the

National Society of Leadership and Success


The A-B Tech Student Life & Development office is proud to sponsor the Sigma Alpha Pi chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success.  This leadership development program is open to curriculum students who have completed at least 12 credit hours in good standing with a 3.0 GPA. The National Society of Leadership and Success is a leadership program that has hundreds of branches throughout the nation at community colleges and universities.  Invitations are sent by mail each fall and spring semester.


The A-B Tech chapter is designed as leadership training program that can be completed in as little as one semester.

The program is broken out into the following components:


Program Orientation provides a more detailed introduction to the program, steps in the induction process and membership benefits. Members only need to attend one orientation. Fall 2014 orientations will be held on:

  • Friday, August 29th from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium
  • Tuesday, September 2nd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium
  • Tuesday, September 9th from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in Rhododendron 351
  • Friday, September 12th from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium


Leadership Training Day is where members create personal mission statements, explore goal-setting strategies and learn about tools to keep them on track as they move toward their goals.  Goals could be short-term in nature, like getting an A in Math this semester, or long-term like starting a business.  Students will learn more about A-B Tech specific resources, as well as those of the National Society of Leadership and Success.  Dinner, workbooks and all supplies are provided. Only one Leadership Training Day is held each semester, and this event is required before moving forward in the program.

  • Please plan to join us on Friday, September 26th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium.


Success Networking Team (SNT) meetings take place throughout the semester and give students an opportunity to network with fellow members of their cohort group.  The teams are designed to use peer accountability and support to help each member move forward with the action steps they identified during the Leadership Training session. Meeting times are set up by students according to individual schedules.


The Speaker Series provides students the opportunity to hear from nationally recognized speakers who are successful in their respective fields. The first broadcast is live, and a rebroadcast is released one week later.  The National Society of Leadership and Success hosts three speakers each semester.  Participants in the Leadership Program need to attend 3 speaker events, which can be a combination of live broadcasts or rebroadcasts. 


Fall 2014 Speaker Series:


Stephen Bardo presents "Point Guard Vision"

Stephen BardoAfter a successful college basketball career, Stephen Bardo went on to a decade long career in professional basketball. Now, in addition to being a successful broadcaster, he tours the country speaking about leadership, never giving up on dreams, and how to set and reach goals.

  • Live Broadcast: Tuesday, October 7th, 6:45 p.m. Ferguson Auditorium
  • Rebroadcast: Friday, October 17th, 1:45 p.m. Ferguson Auditorium


David Garibaldi presents "Rhythm and Hue"

David GaribaldiThe culture of graffiti served as an early inspiration for David Garibaldi, who as a teen, found himself often in trouble. After a wakeup call, David realized that his passion for art and music could be an inspirational experience, that if you dedicate yourself to living with passion and purpose, you can succeed and better the world in the process. Today, he tours the world sharing his story of how his passion for art and performing led to a career enabling his million dollar donations to charity.

  • Live Broadcast: Tuesday, October 21st, 6:45 p.m. Ferguson Auditorium
  • Rebroadcast: Friday, October 31st, 1:45 p.m.  Ferguson Auditorium


Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn present "A Path Appears"

Nicholas and SherylHusband and wife, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, have authored books that inspire readers around the world to take action. They will be speaking about how we can follow the lead of and support those who are making a difference in unexpected ways and places.

  • Live Broadcast: Tuesday, November 4th, 6:45 p.m. Ferguson Auditorium
  • Rebroadcast: Friday, November 14th, 1:45 p.m.  Ferguson Auditorium


Induction -  students who complete all induction requirements obtain fully benefitted status within the society. An induction recognition ceremony will be held in April of 2015. Students who complete their requirements in either Fall or Spring semesters will be recognized at this formal Recognition Ceremony.  Members who complete all the steps listed above will have their membership status upgraded from base member to full membership within the National Society of Leadership and Success.  Inducted members receive a certificate, t-shirt, pin, access to a national job board, an opportunity to apply for scholarships and lifetime membership in the national organization.


Still have questions?

Check out our student Leadership Team's Frequently Asked Questions page.

Also, click here to see the Fall 2014 Event Schedule. All events required to be inducted are listed.


You can find out more about the National Society of Leadership and Success at


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For more information, please contact the 2014-2015 Society Leadership Board:

Calvin Sellars

Elizabeth Cannariato

Elizabeth and Calvin



Michele Hathcock, Director of Student Life & Development

(828) 398-7203


Tim Geib, Student Life Advisor

(828) 398-7594


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