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National Society of Leadership and Success


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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. Fall 2017 orientations will be held on:

•   Tuesday, August 29th from 5:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

•   Tuesday, September 5th from 6:00 p.m. - 7 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium

•   Friday, September 8th from 3:00 p.m. - 4 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 22nd from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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. 


Fall 2017 Speaker Series

All speaker events are held in Ferguson Auditorium.

Leadership Speaker Events
Each semester A-B Tech’s chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success hosts three live broadcasts and three speaker rebroadcasts. The selected speakers are nationally and internationally known authors, celebrities, pioneers and visionaries who share their inspirational stories of success and the importance of leadership. All speaker broadcasts and rebroadcasts are held in Ferguson Auditorium.

Live Broadcasts:

  • Tuesday, 10/17, 6:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10/24, 6:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 11/8, 6:45 p.m.


  • Friday, 10/20, 2:45 p.m. (AHWD 326)
  • Friday, 11/3, 2:45 p.m.
  • Friday, 11/17, 2:45 p.m.


Induction -  students who complete all induction requirements obtain fully benefited status within the society. An induction ceremony will be held in April 2018. 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 Fall 2017 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 2017-2018 NSLS Leadership Team:

Darinda Noah, President
Anna Lauren Long, Vice President
Antuan Burke, Society Events Chair



Ashlynn Hailey, Student Life Advisor

(828) 398-7594

Michele Hathcock, Director of Student Life & Development

(828) 398-7203





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