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. Spring 2015 orientations will be held on:

  • Tuesday, January 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, January 30th from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 2nd from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 3rd from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

All orientations are held 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, February 6th from 12:00 - 4:00 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:


Dan Harris presents "10% Happier"

Dan Harris is onDan Harrise of the most respected broadcast journalists in the news world. His coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan


earned much praise and recognition. After a live on air panic attack, he went on a journey to learn about self-awareness and meditation. He will be speaking about happiness, mindfulness and the balance between ambition and contentment. Sponsored by A-B Tech’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success.

  • Live Broadcast: Tuesday, February 10th, 6:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium
  • Rebroadcast: Friday, February 20th, 1:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium


Debbi Fields presents "My Recipe for Success"

Debbi Fields

Debbi Fields is a true example of the American dream. After determining that her passion was baking cookies, she worked tirelessly to seek investors to build her first store location. Her story details the numerous times she was rejected, and how determination and persistence led her to unimaginable success. She will share the lessons that she has learned in both business and life. 

  • Live Broadcast: Tuesday, February 24th, 6:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium
  • Rebroadcast: Friday, March 6th, 1:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium


Arianna Huffington presents "Thrive"

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington's is one of the most well recognized names in modern journalism. She will share advice on redefining success, and creating a life of well-being, wisdom and wonder.

  • Live Broadcast: Tuesday, March 17th, 6:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium
  • Rebroadcast: Friday, March 27th, 1:45 p.m. in Ferguson Auditorium


Induction -  students who complete all induction requirements obtain fully benefitted status within the society. An induction recognition ceremony will be held April 28th at 7 p.m. 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 Spring 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




Michele Hathcock, Director of Student Life & Development

(828) 398-7203


Tim Geib, Student Life Advisor

(828) 398-7594


Student Life & Development