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 2015 orientations will be held on:

  • Tuesday, September 8th from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium
  • Friday, September 18th from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 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 25th from 2:00 - 6:00 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 2015 Speaker Series:


1. Al Roker, NBC 'Today Show' Host

His newest book, The Storm of the Century, is the inspiring true story of leadership, heroism and survival during America’s deadliest natural disaster. Al will be speaking to us about stories of leadership in the toughest times.

  • Tuesday, October 6th, 6:45 p.m. (live broadcast)
  • Friday, October 16th, 2:45 p.m. (rebroadcast)

2. John Maxwell, Author and Leadership Expert

He is the recipient of the Mother Teresa Prize for Global Peace and Leadership and was named the #1 leader in business by the American Management Association. John will be speaking about his upcoming book, Intentional Living, and will lead us down our personal path to a life that matters.

  • Tuesday, October 20th, 6:45 p.m. (live broadcast
  • Friday, October 30th, 2:45 p.m. (rebroadcast)

3. John Leguizamo, Actor, Comedian and Author

As an outspoken and versatile actor, producer and playwright, John has impressed audiences worldwide throughout his career. He work includes roles in films including Ice Age, Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, Ride Along and American Ultra. John will be joining us to discuss his rise to fame, the challenges that he overcame and moving beyond self-doubt to find happiness.

  • Tuesday, November 10th, 6:45 p.m. (live broadcast)
  • Friday, November 20th, 2:45 p.m. (rebroadcast)

4. Bonus Speaker - Jesse Eisenberg, Actor

He is an accomplished actor who you have seen in hit movies, television shows and on stage. Jesse’s movie credits include The Social Network, Zombieland, Adventureland, Now You See Me, Rio and American Ultra. With his upcoming book of short stories, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, being released in September, Jesse will be joining us for a special broadcast in which he will sit down to discuss his journey in film and literature and answer questions from audience participants.

  • Wednesday, 11/4, 6:45 p.m. (live broadcast)


Induction -  students who complete all induction requirements obtain fully benefited status within the society. An induction recognition ceremony will be held in April of 2016. 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 2015 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 2015-2016 Society Leadership Team:

Andrea Howell, President
Ana Frady, SNT Coordinator
Jessica Scott, Outreach Coordinator
Allan Henderson, Activities Coordinator




Michele Hathcock, Director of Student Life & Development

(828) 398-7203


Tim Geib, Student Life Advisor

(828) 398-7594


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