National Society of Leadership and Success Chapter Formed On Campus

Shelby Ridenhour, Chapter Founder & President

Shelby Ridenhour, Chapter Founder & President

By Aerin Creamer and Annali Dolman – Shelby Ridenhour (Junior Psychology, R&S, ACT-In Major) led the initiative to develop William Jewell’s first chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. This organization is the largest collegiate leadership honor society in the United States, with 500 Chapters, and 500,000+ Members. The National Society of Leadership and Success aims to assist students discover and achieve their goals, and develops them personally, professionally, and academically with an involvement-based leadership program.

Students are selected by their college for membership based on leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. In addition to honorable distinction, the Society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online. Upon completion of the program, members receive a leadership certificate and take their place among the top student leaders at their campus and across the country.

Membership in the Society affords lifetime access to benefits including over $200,000 annually in awards and scholarships, networking with other top students on campus, exclusive events on and off campus offering valuable opportunities to develop leadership skills and gaining experience at setting and achieving goals. Additionally, the intangibles that students gain from membership drive their future and prepare them to become leaders among peers.

According to founding Jewell chapter president Shelby Ridenhour, “This honor society is open to all students and there is no GPA requirement. The Society’s mission statement is literally, “Building leaders who make a better world.” 

Ms. Ridenhour’s enthusiasm and passion for this chapter is evident in her dedication to creating the founding Executive Board of William Jewell’s Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Members include:

Shelby Ridenhour – President
Austin Browning – Vice President
Alex Clifton – Secretary
Annali Dolman – Publicity Chair
Kit Russell – Social Chair

As reported by The National Society of Leadership and Success in 2015, “National survey results from members reported 92% expressing improvement in decision making skills, self-awareness, respect for others, ability to be assertive and interpersonal relationship skills”.

For more information, please contact Student President, Shelby Ridenhour at ridenhours@william.jewell.edu. Alternatively, you can contact the Organization Advisor, Daniel Ramirez at ramirezd@william.jewell.edu.

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