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National Society of Leadership and Success

National Society of Leadership and Success


Information about the A-B Tech Leadership Program (Sigma Alpha Pi)


The A-B Tech Student Life & Development Office sponsors 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 program is designed as a leadership development training that can be completed in as little as one semester.

The program has five components:

  • Program Orientation provides a more detailed introduction to the program, steps in the induction process, and membership benefits.
  • Leadership Training Day is when members create personal mission statements, explore goal-setting strategies and learn about tools to keep them on track as they move toward their goals. Only one Leadership Training Day is held each semester, and this event is required before moving forward in the program.
  • Success Networking Team (SNT) meetings will take place throughout the semester and give students an opportunity to network with fellow members of their cohort group.
  • Speaker Series provide students with an opportunity to hear from nationally recognized speakers who are successful in their respective fields.
  • The National Excellence In Leadership Award (NELA) is presented to members that go above and beyond the steps for membership, and is distributed by the advisor at the chapter induction ceremony. In order to receive this award, members must be an inducted member of the Society, complete a NELA kick-off event and a NELA workshop, attend an additional three speaker events, participate in an additional three SNT meetings, and complete a service project.

Program Information and Event Schedule

For information about the program and a schedule of events, see abtech.edu/nsls.


Our student Leadership Team has a Frequently Asked Questions page on our website. This can be found by using the search bar in the upper-right corner of abtech.edu and searching for "Leadership Program FAQ."


Student Leadership Team: nsls@abtech.edu


Michele Hathcock, Director of Student Life & Development, (828) 398-7203, michelechathcock@abtech.edu

Patricia Hughes, Student Life Coordinator, (828) 398-7594, patriciaahughes@abtech.edu


Key Words: National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, NSLS, Leadership Program, student honor society
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