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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 a 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. Spring 2016 orientations will be held on:

•    Wednesday, August 24th from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium
•    Friday, August 26 from 4 p.m. - 5 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 16 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 different speaker events, which can be a combination of live broadcasts or rebroadcasts. 


Spring 2016 Speaker Series

All speaker events are held in Ferguson Auditorium.

1. Juju Chang, co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” -

She is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” and reports regularly for “Good Morning America” and “20/20.”  Juju will be speaking to us about her experiences as a broadcast journalist, as well as the power of storytelling and how it can be used to shed light, spark emotion, and effect change.

  • Tuesday, February 9, 6:45 p.m. (live broadcast)
  • Friday, February 19, 2:45 p.m. (rebroadcast)

2. Kat Cole

Kat is the Group President of FOCUS Brands®, which include Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, Carvel and Moe’s Southwest Grill. In addition to being featured on the CBS show, "Undercover Boss", Kat was recently included on Fortune magazine's "40 under 40" list as well as CNBC's "Next 25 List of Innovators, Leaders and Disruptors." Kat is presently the incoming Board Chair of the Women’s Foodservice Forum.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 6:45 p.m. (live broadcast)
  • Friday, March 4, 2:45 p.m. (rebroadcast)

3. Janice Bryant Howroyd, CEO of ACT-1 Group

As the Founder and CEO of ACT-1 Group, Janice Bryant Howroyd is the first African-American female to own a billion-dollar business. ACT-1 Group is a global leader in the human resources industry, providing forward-thinking talent and resource-management solutions. Motivated by the supportive environments of her own youth, Janice believes that people perform best when their personal strengths are developed and challenged.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 6:45 p.m. (live broadcast)
  • Friday, April 1, 2:45 p.m. (rebroadcast)


Induction -  students who complete all induction requirements obtain fully benefited status within the society. An induction recognition ceremony will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the A-B Tech Event Center. 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 additional scholarships and more.


Still have questions?

Check out our student Leadership Team's Frequently Asked Questions page.
Also, click here to see the Spring 2016 Event Schedule. All events required to be inducted are listed.
You can find out more about the National Society of Leadership and Success at
And please enroll in our Moodle page:



For more information, please contact the 2015-2016 Society Leadership Team:

Denise Duncan, President
Dave Sturm, SNT Outreach Coordinator
Kristin Werner, SNT Outreach Coordinator
Rosa Fallon, SNT Outreach Coordinator
Mitzi Coates, Member Outreach Coordinator



Michele Hathcock, Director of Student Life & Development

(828) 398-7203


Tim Geib, Student Life Advisor

(828) 398-7594


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