The University of Minnesota, Crookston inducted 44 students into the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) at a gathering held in Bede Ballroom on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Keynote speaker Kenneth Johnson, instructor in the Business Department, spoke to the students about vision, leadership, and lifelong goals.
The National Society of Leadership and Success includes 227 colleges with 91,101 members nationwide. Four colleges in Minnesota belong to the National Society for Leadership and Success. They are Minnesota State University, Mankato, Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, the Humphrey Institute on the Twin Cities Campus and the University of Minnesota, Crookston.
A nation-wide organization, the National Society of Leadership and Success is dedicated to creating positive change. To become a member, students must attend an orientation, three videoconference speakers, three consecutive Success Networking Team (SNT) meetings, and participate in a three-hour long Leadership Training Day. In the past, speakers have included actress Goldie Hawn, Patch Adams, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul Series Jack Canfield, and Famous Amos founder Wally Amos, among others.
The society is designed to help students succeed by discussing such topics as leadership, creating a vision, and identifying goals. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world. Click for more information about the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Officers elected for the 2010-11 academic year include: Publicity Chair Shanel Finke, sophomore, Grand Marais, Minn.; Vice President Brittany Novak, junior, Dahlen, N.D.; President Ashley Williams, junior, Big Lake, Minn.; Secretary Katie Bowar, senior, Moorhead, Minn.; and Events Coordinator Anna Ogaard, junior, Maple Grove, Minn. A treasurer for the group will be named at a later time.
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Sigma Alpha Pi Induction List.pdf